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Newsletter of the Trinidad Karate Association (TKA)

Issue #35

Apr - June, 2018


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Table of Content Message

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What is TKA

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Training Schedule

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Barbados 2018 World Cup

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TKA National Grading - April 2018

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- Simone Thorne Mora - Sean Powell - Sensei Richard Robertson

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Issue #35 APR-JUNE, 2018

Welcome to our 35th Edition as we continue on the Way to Japan. The countdown has started. August 1, 2018. Barbados. IKD World Championships. The TKA is in full competition training mode as we prepare for the biggest event on the TKD\IKD calendar of events this year Persons who took a break have been seen dusting their gis and gear and recommenced training to participate in their category of events. In 2015, we took home the Gold Cup which is awarded to the country with the most gold medals. We aim to repeat that win this year but he completion will be harder as the IKD has grown exponentially during the last three years. So participants: Keep training !!!

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Shihan Wesley Dexter Shim Chairman & Chief Instructor TKA(IKD)

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What is the TKA?

The Trinidad Karate Association or TKA is a non-profit organization which is currently one of the largest active organizations teaching traditional Japanese Shotokan karate in Trinidad and Tobago. Originally one club or dojo, the Association has grown with clubs and dojos established in different locations.

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Training Schedules Day

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TORA Chinese Association St. Ann’s - (Adults and Juniors) Tuesdays Thursday Saturdays

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Rank - Belts Directors: Senseis Nigel Forde (5th Dan) and George John (4th Dan) Contact No: 680-5234

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Adults and Juniors - All ranks

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Brown and Black belts - (Shihan Shim)

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Adults and Juniors - All ranks

7.00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brown and black belts - (Shihan Shim)

7.00 am - 9.00 am

Instructor Training (Shihan Shim)

UWI Shotokan Club UWI, St. Augustine (Adults only)

President - Sapphire Lewis Chief Instructor - Shiraz Mohammed (3rd Dan) | Contact No.- 750-2776

Monday Thursday Friday

UWI SPEC- All ranks UWI SPEC- All ranks UWI SPEC- All ranks

5.00 pm – 6:00 pm 5.00 pm – 6:00 pm 6.00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tobago Scarborough Secondary School

Director: Sensei Arthur Morris - Contact No: 781-7371

Tuesday

5.30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adults and Juniors - All Ranks

Thursday

5.30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adults and Juniors - All Ranks

Saturday

9.30 pm – 12.00 noon

Adults and Juniors - All Ranks

TOBAGO SHOTOKAN SPIRIT WARRIORS (TSSW) Signal Hill Comprehensive School Tuesdays

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Directors: Sensei Leo Grant (3rd Dan) and Fiona Grant Contact No: 343-9814

TKA SHOTOKAN KARATE ACADEMY (EMINENCE SPORT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY)

Dojo Director: Sempai Kelly Rechais - Contact No: 724-1168 Email. Eminencesportdevelopment@gmail.com

Mondays and Wednesdays

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

All Ranks/Ages Arima West Government Primary School

Tuesday

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

La Horquetta North Primary

Thursday

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Arouca Anglican Primary

Friday

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Arima Presbyterian Primary School

Friday

2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Tacarigua Presbyterian Primary School

Saturday

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Sangre Grande Government Primary School

Saturday

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

St. Augustine South Primary

SHORIN KARATE DOJO 144 Belmont Circular Rd, Belmont

Dojo Director: Senseis Earl Wilson(6th Dan) and Ronald Corlette (3rd Dan) Contact No: 678-6732, 772-8508

Wednesday

6.00 pm – 8:00 pm

All Ranks

Fridays

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All Ranks

KURO OBI 10 El Dorado Road, Tunapuna Website: www.kuroobitt.com

Directors: Sensei Tamara Joseph(5th Dan) Contact No: 396-3229

Tuesday

3:00 pm

University School - Juniors

Wednesdays

6.00 pm – 7:30 pm

Adults and Intermediate to Advance Juniors

Fridays

5.00 pm – 6:00 pm

Juniors Beginners

Fridays

6.00 pm – 7:30 pm

Adults and Intermediate to Advance Juniors

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August 15-20, 2018 The 3rd IKD World Tournament will be held in Barbados this year. Those Karatekas who attended the past two tournaments in 2012 and 2015 in Toronto, Canada will recall the high level of competition. Nothing less is expected this year. For those who do not understand the role of tournaments in the life of a Karateka, below is an excerpt from the 2018 Judges’ Rule Handbook which seeks to explain the philosophy behind having such tournaments.

Traditional Budo Karate “The Ultimate Aim of the Art of Karate lies not in Victory or Defeat, but in the perfection of the Character of its Participants.” Gichin Funakoshi, Founder of Karate-do The Karate Shiai (match or tournament) is an important component of training, which leads to the accomplishment of the four objectives of Budo Karate: 1. Philosophy of Character Development attainable through the discipline of karate training. 2. The aspect of Physical Education and Fitness. 3. The Art of Self Defence, and 4. As a way of testing one’s technique in tournaments.

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In karate, the mind controls our thoughts, emotions, and physical movement. In this regard, emotional stability equals self -control, and when used in combination with the tremendous physical power that emanates from the seika-tanden, the mind and body produce the highest degree of kime in karate. There are three methods of testing one’s technique in traditional karate: In actual real life self -defensive situations, in karate rank examinations, and in tournaments; the object is to maintain stable emotions. In all three cases, the aim is to accomplish the objective with the highest degree of proficiency. This calls for mental clarity that is free from nervousness, fear, and anxiety. Moreover, the “kara” in karate, not only means empty hand, but , it also means one must strive to empty one’s mind of all emotions to clearly see impending attacks or to confront issues or challenges without distracting emotional input. First World Tournament in Canada 2012 with Team Trinidad Source: IKD Rulebook Excerpt by Frank Woon A Tai, Janice Pyke, David Pyke - May 26, 2018

National Tournament TTKU National Tournament was held in April, 2018 at the Maloney Sporting Complex

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TKA NATIONAL 8 1 0 2 L I R P A G N I D GRA ril both in Trinidad Grading took place in early Ap to all the promoted and Tobago. Congratulations west Dans listed below: Karatekas, especially our ne

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Godan (Provisional (until research 7-Apr-2018 Nataki Hypolite Apr-2018 7Nigel Anthony Forde

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