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February 3, 2016

Celebrating Canadian excellence in Karate at the 41st National Championships

Hundreds of athletes and dozens of coaches, referees, delegates and volunteers were assembled once again in the Richmond Olympic Oval, in beautiful Richmond, BC, last weekend, for the 3-day long 2016 Karate Canada National Championships. All participants were greeted to warm welcoming speeches during opening ceremonies by the Consul of Japan to Vancouver Mr. Seiji Okada, by the British Columbia’s Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services, the Honourable Amrik Virk (also father of long-time Senior National Team member Jusleen Virk and her sisters, who are also elite karate competitors), by the Richmond-Steveston MLA Mr. John Yap, and by Karate Canada’s new President, Mr. Craig Vokey (who acknowledged the gracious presence of the honourable Deputy Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Mrs. Jaquie Dawes), before the action got underway. Co-host Karate BC has been a vital partner in ensuring the tremendous success of this event, by recruiting numerous volunteers, and by providing generous assistance and equipment.

For only the 2nd time in its 41 year history, the National Championships featured and showcased competitors in AWAD (Athletes with a disability) divisions, who once again inspired the entire Canadian karate community with their display of determination, courage and perseverance  Another very popular item was the continued inclusion of the “Youth” divisions, featuring 12-13 year old athletes.

For the 3rd consecutive year, all matches from this event were webcast live across the nation, thanks to our  partnership with SportsCanada.TV (you may click here to view all archived matches, including several with colour commentary), and the action was followed closely at home (as well as in numerous other nations) by thousands of friends, members, supporters and family members. Please visit Karate Canada’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more details and numerous pictures. As usual, the National Championships were preceded by a National Coaching Certification Course, Dan examinations and various other activities. Karate Canada also held its customary annual Banquet shortly after the conclusion of the tournament. Various prestigious awards were presented to members of the Canadian karate community at this banquet, which was graciously co-hosted by our long-time MC, Mr. Charles Fink and Karate Canada’s Executive Director Mr. Olivier Pineau. This year’s Ross Rumbell Award (in recognition of years of outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Canadian karate) was awarded to none other than former Team Ontario Head Coach, National Champion and National Team member Mr. Jim Jennings, whom we sincerely congratulate for this well deserved honour. You may click here to view the entire list of award recipients.

Karate Canada wishes to sincerely thank Karate BC, the event’s Tournament Director Mr. Kurt Nordli, its Head Official Mr. Yaro Tarana, its staff at the event (including Program Manager Ms. Alexandra Roy and Karate Canada’s new Events Manager Mrs. Cheryl Tataryn), all participating Committee members and volunteers, various members of the Board of Directors, our National and International Officials, as well as our various partners and sponsors for this event, including Sport Canada / Heritage Canada (the Canadian government), Hosting BC, Hosting Richmond, Sheraton and Marriott Hotels, Singleton Urquhart Legal Counsel, Arawaza Equipment, Bushido Martial Arts & Fight Gear Supply, Mikado Martial Arts Supplies, Barnett-Dembek Architects Inc, Special T Group Events, and many others. Finally, we wish to thank and congratulate all Provinces and participants for their remarkable performances. We wish all of you a great 2016-17 competitive season, and look forward to greeting you in Quebec City in March 2017, for our next edition of these Championships!

You may click here to view the full results of this tournament, which was the main entry point for members of our Junior and Senior National Teams. Given the high calibre of performances seen at these National Championships, the future looks bright, and Canada has very strong hopes leading up to the upcoming Senior Pan American Championships, Cadet &  Junior Pan American Championships, Senior World Championships and numerous other international events of the season.

January 6, 2016

UPDATED VERSION of the Information Bulletin for 2016 National Championships

National 2015

Karate Canada is pleased to release the second version of its Information Bulletin for the 2016 National Championships (Richmond, BC, January 29-January 31st).

This important event will constitute the 41st edition of the Canadian National Karate Championships, and it will, for the first time, formally include athletes with a disability (AWAD) in active competition.

Mark your calendars as online pre-registration on SportData will begin November 23rd, 2015 and close January 11th, 2016. A direct link will be provided closer to the opening date. More information will be released soon regarding the Comp Dev NCCP Course which will be offered preceding the start of the competition. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon in beautiful Richmond, BC.

November 23, 2015

Information Bulletin for 2016 National Championships

National 2015

Karate Canada is pleased to release the first version of its Information Bulletin for the 2016 National Championships (Richmond, BC, January 29-January 31st).

This important event will constitute the 41st edition of the Canadian National Karate Championships, and it will, for the first time, formally include athletes with a disability (AWAD) in active competition.

Mark your calendars as online pre-registration on SportData will begin November 23rd, 2015 and close January 11th, 2016. A direct link will be provided closer to the opening date. More information will be released soon regarding the Comp Dev NCCP Course which will be offered preceding the start of the competition. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon in beautiful Richmond, BC.

 

Here above is the 2016 National Championships information

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Here below is the 2015 National Championships information

February 4, 2015

2015 National Championships a Resounding Success

No less than 334 athletes, 59 referees, 41 coaches and numerous delegates and volunteers were assembled in the Richmond Olympic Oval, in beautiful Richmond, BC, last weekend, for the 3-day long 2015 Karate Canada National Championships. All participants were greeted to warm welcoming speeches during opening ceremonies by British Columbia’s Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services, the Honourable Amrik Virk (also father of long-time Senior National Team member Jusleen Virk and her sisters, who are also elite karate competitors), Karate Canada’s President, Mr. Dragan Kljenak, as well as Karate BC’s President, Mr. Charles Lavertu, before the action got underway. Co-host Karate BC has been an instrumental partner in ensuring the success of this event, by providing numerous volunteers, assistance and equipment.

For the very first time in its 40 year history, the National Championships featured and showcased competitors in AWAD (Athletes with a disability) divisions, who inspired the entire Canadian karate community with their display of determination, courage and perseverance  Another great and popular addition to the event was the inclusion of the “Youth Cup” divisions, featuring 12-13 year old athletes.

For the 2nd  consecutive year, the entire event was webcast live across the nation, thanks to our continued partnership with ViaSport (you may click here to view all matches, including several with colour commentary), and the action was followed closely at home by thousands of friends, members, supporters and family members. Please visit Karate Canada’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more details and numerous pictures. As usual, the National Championships were preceded by a National Coaching Certification Course, Dan examinations and various other activities. Karate Canada also held its customary annual Banquet shortly after the conclusion of the tournament. Various prestigious awards were presented to members of the Canadian karate community at this banquet, which was graciously hosted by our long-time MC, Mr. Charles Fink. This year’s Ross Rumbell Award (in recognition of years of outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Canadian karate) was awarded to none other than former Karate Canada and Karate BC President (and current Karate BC Executive Director) Mr. Dan Wallis, whom we sincerely congratulate for this well deserved honour. You may click here to view the entire list of award recipients.


Karate Canada wishes to sincerely thank Karate BC, the event’s Tournament Director Mr. Kurt Nordli, its Head Officials Mr. Zvonko Celebija and Mr. Yaro Tarana, its staff at the event (including Program Manager Ms. Alexandra Roy, 2015 Nationals’ Manager Mr. Warren MacLean and Karate Canada’s new Events Manager Mrs. Cheryl Tataryn), all participating Committee members and volunteers, various members of the Board of Directors, our National and International Officials, as well as our various partners and sponsors for this event, including Sport Canada (the Canadian government), Hosting BC, Hosting Richmond, Sheraton and Marriott Hotels, ViaSport, Arawaza, Canadian Martial Arts Supplies, Mikado, Singleton Urquhart, Special T Group Events, and many others. Finally, we wish to thank and congratulate all Provinces and participants for their remarkable performances. We wish all of you a great 2015-16 competitive season, and look forward to greeting you in Richmond again in 2016 for our next edition of these Championships!

You may click here to view the full results of this tournament (and here for the results fo the Youth Cup portion) which was the main entry point for members of our Junior and Senior National Teams. Given the high calibre of performances seen at these National Championships, the future looks bright, and Canada has very strong hopes leading up to the upcoming Senior Pan American Championships, TO 2015 Pan Am Games, 2015 Junior World Championships, and numerous other events of the season.

 

January 26, 2015

Revised 2015 National Championships Bulletin Now Available!National 2015

Please click here to view version 2 of the event’s bulletin, which includes all details about live streaming, recently adopted kumite competition rule changes, links to all draws and competition schedule, a revised schedule of all activities and meetings surrounding the event, information on group ticket reservations, information about professional photography at the event, etc. We look forward to greeting you soon in Richmond BC for this great event!


Live Streaming of the 2015 National Championships and Youth Cup

Karate Canada is very pleased to confirm that it will once again offer free live streaming of the entire competition events! Click here for the link to this live coverage, which will begin on Friday morning, January 30th. Don’t miss all the action!!


2015 National Championships and Social Media

The Karate Canada National Championships are quickly approaching and we want to stay connected with you! Make sure you follow Karate Canada on Twitter (@KarateCanada) and Facebook for the entirety of the event. The official hashtags of the 2015 Nationals are: #KCNationals2015 and #OwningTheHouse.
Be sure to use them in all posts!


All Draws and Competition Schedule Now Available for the 2015 Nationals and Youth Cup

You can now download the detailed competition schedule and view full draws for all divisions of the 2015 National Championships, via SportData, by clicking here. For all 2015 Youth Cup divisions, please click here. (Please note that all draws and schedule remain subject to changes. Thank you.)


2015 National Championships: Kumite Competition Rule Change

Please note that Karate Canada has recently adopted a modification to kumite competition rules which will be implemented at the 2015 National Championships: for all kumite divisions at the 2015 National Championships, if a match is tied on points at the conclusion of the regular duration, athletes will be granted a full minute of overtime during which they may score and accumulate additional points. Warnings allocated during the match will carry over to this overtime minute. If, after this minute of overtime, the score is still tied, Karate Canada will then use the Referee and Judges’ decision to determine the winner. (Please note that this does not apply to Youth Cup divisions, where ties will continue to be broken using simple “Hantei”, or decision, with no overtime allocated.)

 

2015 Pan Am Games Team Selection: Points No Longer Available at Sharm-El Sheikh Open

Please note that due to unavoidable logistical constraints, Karate Canada has had to reschedule it’s 2015 First National Training Camp (FNTC) to the dates of February 27-28 and March 1st. As this conflicts with the timing of the 2015 Sharm-El Sheikh Open Karate 1 Championships, Karate Canada has recently notified all its Senior National Team roster athletes that it will no longer award “2015 Pan Am games Team Selection Ranking Points” for results at the 2015 Sharm-El Sheikh Open Karate 1 Championships. A replacement tournament where athletes may earn equivalent ranking points should be announced shortly, along with a revised version of the “2015 Pan AM Games Team Selection Criteria”. We thank all athletes for their patience and understanding.

 

January 15, 2015

Last Day to Apply for Dan Testing at 2015 National Championships

Members of Karate Canada's Technical Committee will be at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on Thursday January 29th 2015 from 1-4pm and 6-8pm to evaluate karatekas and provide National Dan Certification. In order to register, please fill up the following form and follow the instructions. We will then contact you with more details on your examination. The deadline to submit your application is Thursday January 15th. Do not miss this opportunity to get certified!

 

January 9, 2015

Registration: NCCP Course January 28-29, 2015

As part of the 2015 National Championships taking place in Richmond, BC, Karate Canada is organizing a NCCP course for coaches. Two Karate Competition Development modules (Plan a practice 2 & Performance planning) will be offered on January 28 and 29 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.
You can register until January 21st (early bird registration until January 16th). Do not wait to register, as space is limited.

 

December 22, 2014

AWAD at 2015 National Championships

Following the 2014 World Karate Championships in Bremen (Germany) this past November, Karate Canada will be continuing the drive forward with the motto “Everyone is Karate” at the 2015 National Championships in Vancouver, BC.
This year Karate Canada will host an exhibition competition event for any athlete who qualifies and would like to participate. Please see the bulletin for more information.

 

November 24, 2014

2015 National Championships Information Bulletin National 2015

Karate Canada is pleased to release the first version of its Information Bulletin for the 2015 National Championships (Richmond, BC, January 30-February 1st). This important event will constitute the 40th edition of the Canadian National Karate Championships, and it will, for the first time, include a “Youth Cup” portion, aimed specifically at the 12-13 year old athletes (see Appendix 8 of the Bulletin). Click here to read this important document, which provides all necessary information about hotel and tournament venue, registration deadlines and process, eligibility guidelines, competition rules, Travel Program, and schedule of meetings and activities leading up the event. Online registration is now open on SportData. More information is coming soon about the Comp Dev NCCP Course which will be offered on the days preceding the start of the competition. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon in Richmond, BC for this historic event.

Changes to Age Eligibility Requirements for Athletes at the 2015 National Championships

Please note that in light of its potential impact on various athletes from our member Provincial / Territorial Associations, Karate Canada has decided to modify its recently announced age eligibility criteria for athletes participating in the 2015 National Championships. You may therefore disregard the information pertaining to athlete age eligibility requirements for the 2015 National Championships which was previously published in the October 27th News item (under the title: “Rules About Eligibility and Format at the 2015 National Championships”). More specifically, the section which has been modified is section 2 (“Age Eligibility Requirements”) of the pdf document entitled: “KC_Format_and_Eligibility_Information_2015_Natl_Championships_Final.pdf”  (which the October 27th News item offered a link to). The new and correct age eligibility requirements for the 2015 National Championships are now as follows (in line with the criteria used at the 2014 National Championships):

"Cadet, Junior and U21 athletes may compete in the age category for which they are eligible at the time of the 2015 National Championships, and may ALSO register to compete in an older age category provided they will reach the minimum age of this category within the year following the start of the 2015 National Championships.

Participants in all categories must be aware that unless they are of age to compete in the said category at the season’s key international events (on the dates of these events, such as the 2015 Cadet & Junior Pan American Karate Championships, the 2015 Junior World Karate Championships, the 2015 Sr Pan American Karate Championships, etc), they may NOT represent Canada at these competitions.


We thank all registrants for their understanding and cooperation. A detailed Age Eligibility Matrix (Appendix 5 of the event’s 1st Information Bulletin) further clarify this. Please note that the age eligibility Criteria described above DO NOT apply to the “2015 Youth Cup” portion of the event, for which all participating athletes must be 12 or 13 years of age on the first day of the competition (January 30th), as explained in Appendix 8 of the 2015 National Championships’ Information Bulletin.

 

Here above is the 2015 National Championships information

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Here below is the 2014 National Championships information

 

January 16, 2014

National Championships: Watch the Action Live!

ViaSport Productions is proud to partner with Karate Canada to live-stream the 2014 National Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Tune into www.viasport.ca from Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 19 to watch elite athletes compete for the national title. This National Championship will be the first of a series of four editions that will all take place at the Olympic Oval annually between 2014 and 2017. This event brings together high profile karate athletes and expects to draw spectators and participants from all over Canada, as the nation’s best talents take to the rings.

 

Draw Sheets and Schedule for the 2014 National Championships Are Now Available

You may click here for the full competition schedule, or here to access all draw sheets from SportData.

 

January 15, 2014

Changes to the schedule for the Nationals

Click here to view latest version.

Latest Bulletin version Now with latest Schedule update

Click here to get the lates version of the bulletin in PDF.

 

January 9, 2014

Changes to the schedule for the Nationals

Click here to view latest version.

 

Latest Bulletin version available Now

Click here to get the lates version of the bulletin in PDF.

 

January 3, 2014

Dan Examinations at Nationals

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding Dan Examinations on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 1:00PM at the National Championships. Any members who wish to upgrade their Dan from their current rank or receive Karate Canada Dan recognition (testing required for 4th Dan and above) may apply to participate in the examination.

Associations are now able to request Dan certificates for their members by simply filling out the form available online. The required application forms as well as more information about the Dan Testing program can be found by clicking here.

The due date for applications has been extended to Monday, January 6th.

Should you require any further infomation, please contact our Program Manager, Joshua Drury, at: joshua@karatecanada.org

 

December 16, 2013

Karate Canada Seeking Volunteers at the Upcoming National Championships

You want to be part of the action? You want to be involved and to make a real difference? Karate Canada and Karate BC are seeking several helpful volunteers to lend a hand in making the upcoming 2014 National Karate Championships that will be held at the Richmond Olympic OVAL (BC) on January 17, 18 and 19 a total success. This will also be a great opportunity to be close to the action and participants. You may click here to indicate your interest and availability. We thank you in advance very much for your generosity and contribution!

December 3, 2013

2014 National Championships: Registration is NOW open and Information Bulletin updated.

As announced in the bulletin released last week, the registration opened last Friday on Sportdata. Please remember that registrations will close on December 20th and no changes will be accepted after that. There will be no late registrations neither.

Regarding the bulletin, please see the new information below which has been added to the bulletin:

  • Accommodation : a second hotel in addition of the Sheraton to increase the reception capacity for the teams and the companions
  • An improved medical form in the Appendix 6

Please click here to open the new document.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Richmont next month.

 

November 27, 2013

Information Bulletin for 2014 National Championships Now Available!

Click here to read this document, which provides all necessary information about hotel and tournament venue, registration deadlines and process, eligibility guidelines and competition rules.
Please pay particular attention to the sections Travel Cost Share information and the "Wildcard" system.
A more detailed online version of the bulletin will be available shortly, and will include more information on the seminars, courses and workshops leading up to the tournament, as well as on Dan examinations.

 

November 25, 2013

 

2014 National Championships,
January 17th-19th in Richmond, BC

Karate Canada will host the next National Championships at the Richmond Olympic OVAL (BC) from January 17th to January 19th.

 

 

Registration will be open from Friday November 29th, 2013 to Friday December 20th, 2013.
The official hotel, where Karate Canada will host the badges pick up, coach and referee meetings, trainings, weigh ins and the banquet, is the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

Please book your room on line by cliking here or by calling 1-800-325-3535 (for individual reservations), or at 604-233-3962 or harolyn.stefanik@sheratonvancouverairport.com (for larger groups)

There is a free shuttle service running between the airport and the hotel provided by the Sheraton for its regular costumers, but it is not able to handle large groups. Teams wanting to arrange for travel of large groups from the airport to the hotel must therefore make their own transport arrangements.
A shuttle service between the hotel and the venue will be provided for teams by the organization at a cost to be announced later. If you wish to make use of this optional service, your group will need to pay during your accreditation pick up.

TRAVEL COST SHARE PROGRAM
As the National Championships will be held in Richmond for the next 4 years, Karate Canada has adopted a travel cost share program in order to balance the cost of participant travel equally between the provinces. All PSO/TSO Presidents, Team Managers and coaches have received from Uniglobe the list of flights that have been reserved for their respective delegations. Provincial / Territorial Team managers are asked to please use the document released by Karate Canada to capture the required traveller/participant information and submit this information to Uniglobe.
Please note that no participating competitor, athlete or team coach is to book his/her trip individually, and all must be reserved through the respective Provincial / Territorial Teams (with the exception of athletes representing Team Canada at the 2014 national Championships, whom Karate Canada will reserve and pay flights for; the amounts due for these flights will then be collected directly from these National Team athletes.).

REGISTRATION OF TEAMS
All participating athletes, referees, coaches and delegates must be pre-registered online through the SportData website, at: www.sportdata.org.
All Provincial / Territorial delegations must have an online user name and password for access to the event and pre-registration. All Teams should use the same User Names and Passwords that they have used for online pre-registration to the 2013 National Championships. If you do not yet have a user name and password, please submit an online request to SportData via their website.
The official registration will take place on Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

ENTRY FEES
•  Each Individual entry: $95.00 CAD
•  Each Kata Team division entry: $125.00 CAD
•  Each Kumite Team division entry: $150.00 CAD

NOTE: The organization will NOT accept late registration and there will be NO REFUNDS for cancelation.

 

PAYMENT OF FEES
Payments will must be made online during the registration on SportData through Paypal or mailed to the Karate Canada head office, postmarked no later than December 20th, 2013, at:

Karate Canada
(2014 National Championships)
4545 Av. Pierre-de-Coubertin
Montreal, QC H1V 0B2

All information about COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY, INTERNATIONAL STATUSES, CATEGORIES, SCHEDULE, etc. will be provided in the Information Bulletin to be released shortly.

 

INFORMATIONS FOR 2014 HERE ABOVE ^^^

— Click here to see the 2013 informations

 

April 2013

NCCP Karate Canada National Championships NCCP policy  
 
Merci - Thanks

Karate Canada would like to thank all the volunteers who took part in the 2013 National Championships

On behalf of Christine Béchard , President of the Event Committee Chair of Karate Canada, we would like to thank all the volunteers who have taken part in the 2013 National Championships.

Please click here to download the official thank-you letter in pdf format.

 
 
NEW UPDATED VERSION    
New version of the Information Bulletin #V3 for the 2013 National Championships Now Available.  

Click here to open the document.

Please see below highlights of some of the new information and revisions which have been made:

  • The event's poster - Feel free to print it from the official Karate Canada website, show it and support the event!
  • The schedule of activities (some minor changes added);
  • The accommodation part with additional information on the rate of triple and quad occupancy rooms,
  • The ticketing section, which shows corrections to price of spectator admission tickets, as well as info on how to order online and obtain a discount.
  • The competition schedule – please note that although every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, it may be subject to change. Teams are encouraged to confirm the schedule on location on the days leading to the National Championships.
  • An invitation to the Technical Seminar with O’Sensei Masami Tsuruoka – “A Karate Life Part 2”
  • Information about the “Learning Facilitator and Evaluator Course – CompIntro"
 
We look forward to greeting all of you in Toronto in two weeks !  
posterSelect Karate Canada is delighted to present you the poster of the new edition of the 2013 National Championships. Click here to download the 8.5x11 version or the 11x17 version. We hope that you will appreciate the poster and that you will show it and support the event !  

Click here-above to
download the PDF.

Bulletin for 2013 National Championships Now Available!

This version contains several important informations: namely, the sections pertaining to accommodations (hotel), mandatory equipment (and religious head coverings), the age eligibility matrix / appendix as well as the medical section have all been revised.
 
Please note that every athlete must complete and return the medical examination report forms (parts A and B), as well as the consent forms and liability waiver (which was missing in the 1st version of the bulletin).
 
This bulletin also includes the full schedule of all activities, meetings and courses leading up to the tournament.

 
     
Here-below: Invitation
Click icon to download selection in PDF.
O'Sensei Tsuruoka's "A Karate Life – PART 2" Seminar invitation  
   
Here-below:
The individual Annexes. Click any of the icons to download the selected PDF.
 
Medical Examination Report : History — Partie A  
Medical Examination Report — Partie B  
Release of liability, waiver of claims and indemnity agreement  
Note to participants – " consent "  
Schedule of activities (Updated March 7th ,2013)  
     

 

 

 

— Click here to see the 2012 informations

 

June 15, 2012

Competitor Age Eligibility at 2013 National Championships

Please note the following information pertaining to age eligibility of participants in the 2013 Karate Canada National Championships (March 14-17, Toronto ON):

K U M I T E :

Athletes aged 18, 19 and 20 years old may compete in individual U21 as well as Senior individual and Senior team divisions.

Please note that Cadet (14-15 year old), Junior (16-17 year old) and U21 (18-20 year old) athletes may compete in the age category for which they will be eligible at the time of the 2013 National Championships (as of March 15, 2013), and may ALSO register to compete in an older age category provided they reach the minimum age of this category within the year following the start of the 2013 National Championships.

Juniors must be aware that unless they have reached the minimum age of a given category before the start of Junior-Cadet Cadet Pan American Championships (August 2013, exact date to be confirmed), they may NOT represent Canada in this category at these Championships nor can they represent Canada at the 2013 Junior World Championships.

K A T A :

Athletes aged 18, 19 and 20 years old may compete in individual U21 as well as Senior individual and Senior
team divisions (see extra note below).

Please note that Cadet (14-15 year old), Junior (16-17 year old) and U21 (18-20 year old) athletes may compete in the age category for which they will be eligible at the time of the 2013 National Championships (as of March 15, 2013), and may ALSO register to compete in an older age category provided they reach the minimum age of the category within the year following the start of the 2013 National Championships.
Juniors must be aware that unless they have reached the minimum age of a given category before the start of Junior-Cadet Cadet Pan American Championships (August 2013, exact date to be confirmed), they may NOT represent Canada in this category at these Championships nor can they represent Canada at the 2013 Junior World Championships.

(AN EXTRA NOTE ABOUT KATA : Please note that the minimum age for U21 kata at international events is 18. The minimum age for Senior individual and Senior team kata at international events is 16. So it is possible that an athlete qualifies for Senior kata, but not for U21 kata.)

Click here to access a table illustrating this.

 

March 15, 2012

2012 National Championships: Complete Final Draws and Results Accessible Online

All finals draws for the 2012 National Championships are now available on the SportData website. Results of matches will also be available as the event unfolds.

 

March 14, 2012

2012 National Championships: Tentative Draws Are Now Available

Click here to view the draws for all divisions at the 2012 National Championships. Please note that these draw sheets remain subject to change.

 

March 13, 2012

Revised Schedule of Activities - 2012 National Championships

Some minor changes have been made to the schedule of activities preceding the 2012 National Championships. Click here for the revised Schedule, which replaces Annex 7 of the Information Bulletin.

 

March 12, 2012

Important Information About Weigh-ins and Competition Schedule of the 2012 National Championships

Please click here to read an important information update for Team Coaches and Managers.

 

March 8, 2012

Clarification About USA Officials at the 2012 National Championships

In light of some apparent misinformation and subsequent questions from some of our members regarding this matter, please click here to read a statement from Karate Canada concerning the recent invitation of PKF / WKF-licensed referees to the upcoming 2012 Karate Canada National Championships. Thank you.

 

March 2, 2012

Time Change for O'Sensei Tsuruoka's "A Karate Life" Technical Seminar

Please note that in order to accommodate the schedule of many participants, Karate Canada has modified the schedule for O'Sensei Tsuruoka's March 14th "A Karate Life" Technical Seminar. The event will begin at 7 PM and end around 9PM PST (instead of the originally scheduled 6 to 8 PM). We thank you for your understanding, and hope to see you in great numbers at this rare seminar with the father and Founding President of Karate Canada!

March 1, 2012

Dan Testing at Karate Canada's 2012 National Championships

We wish to remind all members that anyone interested in taking part in a Karate Canada Dan Examination on Thursday, March 15th, in Richmond BC (just prior to the 2012 National Championships -see bulletin), must first fill out and submit a Dan Testing Application Form. The new and revised forms are now available online in the "Documents" tab, along with style-specific reviewed Testing Guidelines.

 

February 22, 2012

Participation in the 2012 National Championships' Referee Clinic Mandatory on Both Days for All Referees

The Officials' Committee, in reviewing the recent important changes to WKF Kumite Competition Rules, has determined that it is optimal and hence necessary to provide referees with the chance to familiarize themselves with these crucial changes over both days of the National Referee Clinic (while still devoting time to kata as well) which will be held prior to the 2012 National Championships, on March 14-15. All referees who will officiate at this year's Nationals are therefore required to take part in both days of this mandatory Referee Clinic. The event's Information Bulletin has been slightly amended to reflect this (click here to view version 2.2 of the 2012 Karate Canada National Championships Information Bulletin). We thank you for your cooperation.

 

February 4, 2012

2012 National Championships:
The Information bulletin is now available online!

2012 National Championships: The Information bulletin is now available online!

Please click here to view the Information Bulletin (or here for a low resolution version, also in PDF) for the 2012 Karate Canada National Championships. Online pre-registration should be opened on the SportData website within the next few days; we will notify you all Provincial and Territorial Team Managers by email again as soon as online pre-registration is accessible.

Additional information about the events taking place during the days surrounding the Championship will also be posted on the Karate Canada website shortly.

 

 

 

February 4, 2012

Invitation to the 2012 Junior National Training Camp

Invitation to the 2012 Junior National Training Camp

Please click here to find a one-page invitation to the 2012 Junior National Training Camp, which will take place immediately after the 2012 National Championships (March 19-20), in Richmond BC.

More details will follow shortly.