Each year our schools in Calgary and Cochrane participate in a club tournament. Featuring Karate, BJJ, Muay Thai, weapons and team competitions, this tournament is fun, fierce, and fantastic!
Final Arashi-Do Acadia Newsletter of 2016!
Last Rutland Park Newsletter of the year!!
Summer is traditionally a time of exploration, loose bedtimes, warm nights and cool (hopefully) mornings, vacation and playing! Summer is game nights, family camping, roasted marshmallows and star gazing, and more than anything else it is that time when you can let go of some of the stresses of everyday life and relax. Summer is also one of the best times to start your martial arts journey!
Wow! What an amazing day!
I watch a lot of movies. My whole family are movie watchers and enjoy different genres and styles across the board; a good movie is a good movie. However, since I work with a lot of people in the martial arts, it occurred to me I might actually not be watching the "good" martial arts movies; just the ones I happened to stumble across. Looking through IMDB didn't help much because based on my own likes and dislikes I know that sometimes the movie you like isn't necessarily a "good" movie. So I put together an informal poll, sent it out to both martial artists and people involved in martial arts in many different ways, and compiled this list. Sit back and enjoy the "Arashi-Do Top 12 Martial Arts Movies" list! Remember, this is an informal poll and not meant to be a definitive list; this is for fun and information. Sit back and enjoy!
A tournament can be fun, competitive, and affirm your skills and development as a martial artist. The Samurai Sword Series 4, Calgary, was definitely fun, competitive, and affirming!! The fourth in a five part series of tournaments for our Calgary and Cochrane locations, this tournament was a special challenge as there were so many students who were brand new and had never participated in a tournament. Every one of the competitors was an example of good sportsmanship, courage, and skill development across the martial arts continuum.
Hugh has a Karate Black Belt with Arashi-Do Martial Arts out of Springbank, Calgary. He cross trains in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He started Karate with his 3 sons and though they have since taken on other pursuits, Hugh stayed with it. After 4 years he earned his Black Belt. He sometimes helps teach at the Springbank dojo, and attends most of the seminars and tournaments (as time allows). He admits that he was in generally good shape when he started Karate, or he thought he was, but believes his current good health can be attributed in part to continuing to train, to develop as a martial artist, and to the community of martial artsists who encourage and build up their team mates. Hugh is 60; he started when he was 52.
I am a teacher. I was certified as an Early Childhood educator and Elementary Educator over 20 years ago.
When it came to choosing extra-curricular activities for my children I stood upon my high elevation as
an educator and judged those who were "teachers" in these activities. It did not take long for me to be humbled,
inspired, and in turn to learn from the outstanding Karate educators my children were fortunate enough to learn from.