Nova Scotia Cup 2007
First off I would like to extend Congratulation to Sensei Moji
in charge of Nova Scotia Branch and his partner co-host of the tournament,
Sensei Patrick Millette. As this was their first knock down Kyokushin
tournament, I would like to congratulate them on a job well done with
their wives Susan and Marie-Pier for all the work these two women have
done with their husbands on their first Kyokushin-Kan tournament.
If you like top-notch karate, two-by-four smashing, that type of thing, you'll really like this.
Moncton-based Atlantic Canada Kyokushin Karate hosts the North American Karate Championships today at Mathieu-Martin High School in Dieppe.
The event, which will feature nearly 80 athletes from across Canada, United States, Armenia and Belgium, will be used as qualifying for the world championships in Australia in November.
"We'll have the best of the best from Canada and the United States. The talent level will be pretty high," said event co-ordinator Ray Cormier, who operates the Atlantic Canada Kyokushin Karate organization in the Maritimes.
"People can expect full-contact knockdown fighting. These are people who break two-by-fours, baseball bats with their shins. There will be demonstrations with bricks. There's no gear, there's no shin pads, nothing on their hands. It's quite a show."
The championships, which is open to fighters of all martial arts styles, will feature both semi-knockdown and knockdown divisions, along with various demonstrations.
Preliminary action will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The major event of the day will be the knockdown finals beginning at 6 p.m., which will determine who qualifies for the world championships.
"That's going to be the major event and that's where you'll see the top fighters. It should be very exciting," Cormier said.
Cormier said he'll have 12 athletes from his Atlantic Canada Kyokushin Karate organization competing today. Ones to watch include world women's heavyweight champion Monelle Richard, Melanie Tremblay, Robert Poirier, Andre Doiron, Martin Savoie, J.J. Nowlan, Mathieu Boucher and Guy Marquis, a RCMP officer from Lameque who is a five-time Canadian champion.
It's the first time the North American championships has ever been held in New Brunswick. Cormier said it's biggest karate event to ever hit the province.
Here is the list of the people who classified and will be representing Canada at the Australian World cup. There are up to four people who classified in each divisions.
Men Light Weight
Osu Shihan, Sensei and Kohai,
I would like to THANK other schools that their fighters did so well but
are not in the IKO Matsushima school.
Ray Cormier, Sensei Branch Chief,
Atlantic Canada Kyokushin Karate - 2005 Championships
Centres Ray Cormier hosted this tournament in 2005. Schools from all over Canada attended. This was a huge success for the centres. On behalf of Sensei Ray Cormier and all of his schools we would like to thank all those who attended. Congratulations to all. There was a lot of Kyokushin spirit at this tournament and we hope to continue this with the next tournament.
Here are some more pictures from the
Last November 10th, Kyokushin Karate NB Centres Ray Cormier were hosts to a tournament held at the Dieppe Community College. Many local & out of province karate schools were invited to this full contact event, yet only a few from Montréal, Québec showed up to participate.
The profits from the day were for a fund to send the Women Fighters to the World Tournament in Japan.
The international Kyokushin karate rules of tournament fighting were overseen by registered, international judge & referee Danny Coyle of Montréal, Québec.
The following pictures were taken at various points in the tournament. The first set of pictures are of people receiving their trophies.
Junior Men (15 - 17Yrs) Green Belt
1st - David Leblanc - Memramcook
Junior Men (15 - 17Yrs) Black Belt 140Lbs & Under
1st - Andre Doiron - Moncton
Junior Men (15 - 17Yrs) Black Belt 141Lbs & Over
1st - David Duplessis - Shediac
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Green Belt 155Lbs & Under
1st - Michel Goguen - Cocagne
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Green Belt 156Lbs - 108Lbs
1st - Guy Leblanc - Memramcook
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Green Belt 181Lbs & Over
1st - Bert Gautreau - Memramcook
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Brown Belt 155Lbs & Under
1st - Marcel Leblanc - Bouctouche
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Brown Belt 156Lbs - 180Lbs
1st - John Carrington - Montreal
Men (40Yrs & Over) Open Weight Brown Belt
1st - Roger Belliveau - Moncton
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Black Belt 156Lbs - 180Lbs
1st - Rene Dupuis - Memramcook
Men (18 - 39Yrs) Black Belt 181Lbs & Over
1st - Daniel Gaudet - Bouctouche
Women (18 - 39Yrs) Black Belt 150Lbs & Under
1st - Monelle Richard - Moncton
Women (18 - 39Yrs) Black Belt 151Lbs & Over
1st - Isabelle Nowlan - Moncton
1st - Alan Eugeni – Montreal
1st - Isabelle Nowlan - Moncton
Official Tournament Meeting