Contributed by Shihan Ray Cormier on Oct 19, 2014

Team ACKK participated in the 6Th Annual Kyokushin-Kan Japanese Karate Tournament CT USA hosted by Shihan Kenji Fujiwara on October 11th 2014. Great weekend , with officials’ seminar on Friday and clinic with Soshu Shigeru Oyama, and tournament all day on Saturday with bo kata, kata, semi-knockdown and knockdown. Thank you Shihan Fujiwara for another successful weekend! OSU!

Officials' Seminar on Friday- going over bo staff details

Officials’ Seminar on Friday- going over bo staff details

Meeting Japan Champion Sensei Susumu Kikuchi

Meeting Japan Champion Sensei Susumu Kikuchi

going over rules of Shinkenshobu tournaments

going over rules of Shinkenshobu tournaments

Respect to a humble champion and new friend!

Respect to a humble champion and new friend!

Respect to great knowledge and history within Soshu Shigeru Oyama

Respect to great knowledge and history within Soshu Shigeru Oyama

Reconnecting with dojos across North America

Reconnecting with dojos across North America

OSU!

OSU!

All styles of Kyokushin training together as one!

All styles of Kyokushin training together as one!

great seminar!

great seminar!

Soshu gets the last hit in!

Soshu gets the last hit in!

Sensei Jason gives the team a pep talk before the day begins.

Sensei Jason gives the team a pep talk before the day begins.

The Japanese team, always so polite and respectful!

The Japanese team, always so polite and respectful!

Osu!

Osu!

Reconnceting with their friends from the Land of the Rising Sun!

Reconnceting with their friends from the Land of the Rising Sun!

kata division

kata division

Bo Staff kata division

Bo Staff kata division

Juniors' kumite

Juniors’ kumite

Knockdown division, with Champion from Japan

Knockdown division, with Champion from Japan

Another successful weekend. Thank you Shihan Fujiwara for hosting this event and to all who supported!

Another successful weekend. Thank you Shihan Fujiwara for hosting this event and to all who supported!

Sayonnara Party, great food, adults socializing and kids exchanging gifts!

Sayonnara Party, great food, adults socializing and kids exchanging gifts!

Branch Chief of Atlantic Canada Kyokushin-kan Karate

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