2009 Events


1 - Edmundston

Saturday February 28th, 2009
Grading



Sensei Melanie had a great grading this pass weekend. Sensei Roger and I were really impress.All her students were so humble and really family orientated as a close family and I Know Sensei Melanie played a big part to open her school and have great students like we witness this pass weekend class.We are really happy to have her in our organization with her team of fighters as our only Woman teacher here in Canada.



















Osu,

Tout d'abords, mille merci à Sensei Ray, qui nous a fait l'honneur de sa présence pour le passage de 2 de mes ceintures jaunes à ceintures verte. Sensei m'a également fait réaliser les améliorations à apporter et ses commentaires sont très appréciés.

Sensei Ray ne sait pas arrêter là et il a su nous motiver moi et Sensei Martin en nous permettant de faire une classe le vendredi soir pour travailler avec nous sur nos katas et technique! Sensei Ray par ta sagesse, ton humilité, ton savoir, tu as su nous motiver à nous dépasser et nous apprendre de nouvelles choses (en plus d'avoir corrigé des mauvaises habitudes que j'ai transmis à mes étudiants) oups... Sensei, ta force de caractère, ta phylosophie, ton focus, ta rapidité d'exécution, ta précision et tous ce que tu nous as transmis en quelques jours nous ont tous donné envis de travailler plus fort!

Sensei Roger (l'idole de Brigitte), Sempai Kersti (la fille qui a impressionné la gang) et Luc (wow, tu es notre idole à seulement 13 ans!). Un gros merci, sans vous trois, Gino, Shanni, Marc et Guillaume ne se serait pas dépassés comme ils l'ont fait!!!

Aux candidats:

Le plus jeune d'abords, Christopher, tu as super bien performé, Christopher travaille très fort avec un grand coeur. Il écoute, apprend et travaille continuellement pour s'améliorer! Félicitation, ceinture jaune! Bonne chance avec ton opération prochaine Christopher!

Shanni, ton pré-test était magnifique! Tu as super bien performé et tu as travaillé avec ton coeur. Les pré-test servent à connaître où nous devons travailler un peu plus fort pour réussir notre passage et également à comprendre où nous sommes rendus dans notre apprentissage! Ton défi sera de faire les combats plus en 45 et prendre moins de coups au ventre! Continue ton beau travail Shanni.

Gino, beau test. Tu as travaillé fort et avec grand coeur! Tu as appris et tu as eu des combats difficiles. Tu n'as pas lâché! Félicitation, ceinture bleue.

Marc, excellent passage de ceintures. Tu as travaillé fort. Tu étais nerveux et ça paraissait un peu. Tes techniques et ta force est superbe. Ton défi est de travailler le contrôle de tes émotions. Tu as fait un super beau test et le but était de dépasser tes capacités, de t'amener un peu plus loin et pour toute la gang, je crois que c'est réussi! Bonne chance à Régina Marc, tu vas nous manquer!!! Marc nous quitte dans quelques jours pour devenir une recrue de la GRC. Merci à ceux et celles qui s'ont venus hier soir pour la petite fête organisé pour Marc. Vous faites tous parties de la grande famille du kyokushin.

Guillaume, que peu de mots. Je vois clairement aujourd'hui la souffrance que tu cachais hier par ta détermination et le fait que ton cerveau avait décidé, comme l'a mentionné sensei Ray, que tu finissais tes combats coute que coute!!! Félicitations!

Les 2 boys, Marc et Guillaume ont cassé du ciment, des planches et 1 bat de baseball juste avant leur combats. Ils ont aussi démontré des techniques d'auto défense.

En terminant merci aux parents et supporteur sans qui, les enfants ne pourraient pas grandir en vivant et en apprenant le kyokushin!

Sensei Ray, Sensei Roger, Sempai Kersti, Luc mes plus sincères remerciement! Voici quelques photos! PS: je ne sais pas ce sont les jointures de qui? mais je vous garantie que Guillaume ne va pas vous oublier pour la semaine... vos jointures sont tatouées sur son coeur et ses côtes!!! OSU

Sensei Mélanie Tremblay


2 - Halifax

Saturday March 7th, 2009
Grading



Halifax was a great event focusing on pad work, Foot work and counter.Sensei Moji Sandan and branch Chief of Nova Scotia did an excellent job with this seminar and was really enjoy by all. I thanks Sensei Moji for inviting us and looking forward to his first black belt testing coming in June of 2009. Thanks again to everyone who supported this event!




Sensei Roger (Memramcook), Sensei Ray (Moncton), Sensei Moji (Halifax), Sensei Mike (Halifax), Sensei JJ (Barachois)












3 - Barachois

Monday March 16th, 2009
Grand opening of JJ's dojo




Sensei JJ had a great class for his Grand Opening. He has been with me close to 20 years now and took part in a lot of our events. Last night when he did the breaking class it was really like a family as safety was first in all his techniques and had all his students do so good for all the parents and the other Karateka to see. He will do well in Kyokushin-kan with his Barachois school. We are all proud to have him share all his experience with his school and all of us as part of ACKK organization.




































4- Sunday River Ski Resort Maine

Saturday April 18th, 2009
Tournament


We would like to thank Shihan Marty Petrovich for hosting the great tournament he put together with his wife, instructors, students and friends. It was very well organized , and we will be supporting Shihan Marty's event at his 2010 tournament.




Here is all of us from ACKK with Shihan Marty Petrovich at his dojo in Maine. Shihan Marty has a really nice dojo, and his hospitality was second to none.


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Sempai Kristen O'Connor for giving us a Bo Kata. Again, as busy as she was teaching for Shihan, running around for the tournament, noting here that she won 1st place in the Women middleweight division, she still took the time to teach us this kata.


Here is a picture of TEAM ACKK , who won many 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in both Katas and Kumite.


This is the Knockdown team, with their 1st and 2nd place trophies in both Kata and Kumite.


5- Rimouski

Saturday April 18th, 2009
Tournament


over 250 participants competed at the Kyokushin Karate tournament in Rimouski Quebec. Sensei Mélanie director of the Edmunston New Brunswick dojo brought a team over there on April/18/09 and did really good with her students in Kata and fighting. Many of her students took first,second and third place in this big tournament.
Sensei Melanie herself after two extension in the final fight took second place. I would like to congratulate Sensei Melanie and her students to have represented Atlantic Canada Kyokushin-kan and the Edmunston dojo really well. Here are a few pictures of the tournament ACKK team.








6- Dieppe:

May 16th and 17th, 2009
Seminar


  • Congratulation to Shihan Hamid Asna Ashari for his selection as Country Representative for Canada during the Branch Chief meeting. And also for the great seminars he gave, and the guidance he showed to all the Branch Chiefs of the Canadian organisation.

  • Sensei ray would like to thank Shihan kenji Fujiwara, Chairman of USA Kyokushin-kan, for the excellent seminars he gave,and the input he offered at that 2-day seminars.

  • Sensei ray also wants to thank shihan Marty Petrovich from Maine, for his help at officiating, and for bringing a team of fighters down.

  • I would like to thank Shihan Diego Beltran from Winnipeg, who gave a great seminar on Friday night, and brought fighters. He also brought some great ideas at the Branch Chief meeting.

  • Sensei Ray would like to thank Sensei Moji for escorting Shihan Hamid during his stay, and his officiating and for his team of fighters. He also brought excellent suggestions to the branch Chiefs meeting.

  • Thank you Sensei Carl Messina, for his officiating, and the great conversations we had after the seminars.

  • Sensei Ron Cormier, my teacher and friend, who has guided me for as long as I have been in Kyokushin Karate.

  • to all the volunteers, Sensei Marie-Claire, her daughter Sensei Nicole and her team, Romeo and Michelle Allain and their set-up crew, Sempai Irene, and Melanie Bowes, Charline and Bobby, Sensei Rene for delivering the ice, our medic Sylvain, our soundman Jonathan, and Mathieu for helping out, for the demo: Sensei Monelle, Sensei Robert,sensei Roger, Sensei JJ,who took the whole week off to help me.

  • To all the school directors and students who participated in the seminars, and the demonstrations Saturday night. Last but certainly not least, the fighters that made the team for Hungary , at the World Championships, and the juniors for Team Canada that will go to Japan in 2010.




Branch chiefs and dojo operators from Canada and USA.


Lower ranks learning the basics of handling a bo staff.


Shihan Fujiwara teaching the lower ranks the basics of handling the bo staff.


Shihan Hamid teaching Oshiro no kon (bo staff kata) to the higher ranks.


Sensei Ron putting on a white belt as a sign of purity for his last breaking.


Sensei Ron showing some emotions before the last Ice break of his career.


Sensei Ron stretching before his Ice break.


Sensei Ron breaking 8 blocks of Ice with a double punch.


Sensei Ron breaking two massive blocks of Ice with a single punch.


Sensei Ron looking at all the broken Ice.


All Canadian and American branch chiefs.


Adult team that will be representing Canada at the World Tournament in Hungary (October 2009).


Kids team that will be representing Canada at the under 17 Tournament in Japan (2010).


Sensei Roger breaking a 2 x 4 with his shin.


Sensei Robert breaking a baseball bat with his elbow.


Sensei JJ performing a speed break (baseball bat).


Sensei Monelle breaking a baseball bat with her shin.


Warm-up for seminar on Sunday morning.


Stretching before seminar on Sunday morning.


Stretching before seminar on Sunday morning.


Shihan Fujiwara, showing the kids how to use the bo-staff.


7- Halifax

June 13th, 2009
Black Belt Grading



On June 13th, 2009, Sensei Moji Talebzadeh, Branch chief of Nova Scotia, graded his first black belts , Marc-Andre Losier, Stephen Pageau and Olivier Pageau, during a testing held at the Bois-Joli school in Dartmouth NS,[ left to right] sensei Robert Poirier , sensei Ray Cormier,Marc-Andre Losier ,Stephen Pageau, Sensei Mike Fisher, Sensei Moji, Sensei JJ Nowlan.


also on June 13th, students from Sensei Ray's dojo were graded to brown belts : Josee LaFlamme, Paul Belliveau, Andre Allain, Luc Allain, and Mario Allain. Sempais Kersti Kass, Irene Doiron and Guy Doiron received their second black stripes.[standing] Sensei Ray, Sensei Robert,Marc-Andre Losier, Stephen Pageau,Sensei Mike, Sensei Moji and Sensei JJ [front] Kersti Kass , Paul Belliveau, Luc Allain,Josee LaFlamme, Andre Allain, Mario Allain,Irene Doiron and Guy Doiron.


Moncton dojo promotes students.
Sensei Ray Cormier also promoted several of his students during the June testing held in Halifax.



Paul Belliveau was promoted to Brown belt (Sensei Robert Poirier,Sensei Ray,Paul Belliveau, Sensei Sandrine Giguere)


Josee LaFlamme was also promoted to Brown belt (Sensei Robert, Sensei Ray, Josee LaFlamme, Sensei Sandrine)


Luc Allain was also promoted to Brown belt (Matt, Sensei Ray, Luc Allain, Sensei Bob)


Irene Doiron and her son Guy received their second black stripe. (Sensei Robert, Sensei Ray, Guy, Irene and Sensei Sandrine)


also promoted were: Randy Leger to green belt, Robert Hill to green belt, Alex Golding to green belt, Riley Bowes to yellow belt, Matt Bowes to green stripe, Melanie Bowes to green stripe and Mathieu Pelletier brown stripe.


8- Bouctouche

August 16th, 2009
Beach Clinic


Dojo Directors
  • Sensei John Kanreikai halifax
  • Sensei Moji ACKK Halifax
  • Sensei Ray ACKK Moncton
  • Sensei JJ ACKK Barachois
  • Sensei Melanie ACKK Edmunston
  • Sensei Robert ACKK Moncton



Brijitte from the Edmunston Dojo was doing her belt test on the beach. Here she is fighting Sempai Josee.


Brijitte fighting Sempai Zack.


Brijitte doing her last fight against sensei Melanie.


See one extremity to another. Sensei Melanie is concern and Sensei Ray alright with a smile!


Amanda from the Edmundston Dojo was also doing a belt test on the beach. Here she is fighting Mel from the Moncton Dojo.


Amanda fighting sensei Robert.


Amanda watch out for sensei Sandrine's front mawashi geri.


Sensei Melanie doing a pre-test on the beach. Here you can see sensei Sandrine delivering a well controlled mawashi geri.


Sensei Melanie fighting sensei Moji.


Sensei Melanie fighting sensei John.


Group picture of the adult class.


9- Budapest, Hungary

October 2-3-4 2009
World Tournament


Good luck to the both of you. We are really proud that you are representing our dojo in such a big tournament.
Osu!


Sempai Kersti fighting with Sensei Ray.


Sempai Kersti practicing a round house kick on Sensei JJ.


It must of been a really good training because even sensei Ray was sweating.


The nice silver building that you see is the tournament venue.


The capacity of the building is approximately 13,000 persons. That's alot of spectators!


Here we have a photo of the two of them at the airport getting ready to leave, Sempai Kersti backing up Sensei JJ 100% in his effort to drop the weight before the weigh-in on Thursday!!!
They arrive in on Wednesday around noon Budapest time.


Team Canada making their entrance at the opening ceremonies.


All the Men from Team Canada on the ring during the opening ceremonies.












































































































































10 & 11 - Black Belt Grading

December 4th and 5th, 2009
Grading


2009 Kyokushin-Kan Shodan Black belt testing candidates.



New Brunswick candidates: Kersti Kass, Guy Doiron, Irene Doiron and Matthew Carrier



Quebec candidates: Justin Mancini, Thomas Dinarzo, Adam Wiltzer, Gregory Masters, missing Justin Cluzac.