Kyoshi David Williams Sensei, 7th Dan of Williams Martial Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Monday December 8th from a heart attack. Many of you met him in New York in October at the World Seminar. I had the wonderful opportunity of being partnered with him all weekend. He was a master of karate techniques and an even bigger Gentleman. He will be sadly missed by everyone in Matsubayashi-Ryu and the Karate world.
Aikido Kyu Tests
November 28th, 2008
It was also nice to have so many of the Black Belts here to support Kelly and Chris for this event.
Old Dojo on Clements
Center at May Seminar in Guelph
On Saturday November 22nd, 2008 Robert Tompkins passed away. He was in a battle with cancer and fought until the end. Robert,an accomplished martial artist, trained in Jodo where he had attained the rank of Shodan but would have been Nidan if he hadn't had to take the last year off to focus all his efforts in this battle. Those who new him were very aware of his warrior spirit and tenacity when doing Jodo and were equally aware of the soft, humerous and gentle man when not involved in Jodo. It was an honor to know him and to train with him. His Jodo was top notch. He will be sadly missed at Renseikan Dojo and I am sure he has not stopped training, he is just in a "different dojo" now.
Kobudo Seminar with Sensei Yoshiko Dometrich
Karate Kyu Belt Promotions
Congratulations to all the students who passed their next kyu test on Sunday November 2nd. Everyone did very well. There are lots of pictures by clicking on the one above.
Our new weapons rack
Thank you Tony (pictured here with the new rack) for the new weapon rack.
WMKA World Seminar - New York
EMKA Seminar in Norway
While the above picture is not about Karate-do specifically, it is breath taking and awe inspiring. One of our students,Tony Gibson, travelled to Norway for the EMKA (European Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association) World Seminar with Soke Nagamine and took these pictures including this one of the Sognafjord, the longest fjord in Norway. Click on the Sognafjord for more pictures.
National Jodo Examination Results
Congratulations to everyone who passed their Jodo exam at the recent National Canadian Kendo (Jodo & Iaido) Federation Seminar. Renseikan Dojo was well represented at the seminar and examinations.
Annual Dojo Spring Cleaning
From the Top
To the Bottom
Shioda Yasuhisa Kancho Seminar
Shihan Watanabe Sensei and Jardine Sensei
Karate Kyu Test Results
February 24, 2008
Kagami Biraki Shiki 2008
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