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Next Kyu Belt Grading

The next kyu belt grading December 15th.... more

Dojo Closed

The dojo will be closed during Christmas....more

Bunkai Seminar

Our three Shihans will be doing a bunkai seminar Jan 13th....more

Adult only Grading

On January 19th there will be an Adult only grading. ....more




Severian Lacaille

Severian Lacaille

Severian Lacaille Shodan-ho 2012

My name is Severian. I was born in 1988 and I train in the martial art of Goju Ryu Karate-do. In highschool I was on the wrestling team. Being a part of this was my first taste of something physically demanding. It made me strong but it also closed my mind to anything other then wrestling. Alter I joined karate and experienced the diversity, I can say I became a little more open minded.

Aiter two years of training I decided to open my mind to Ju-jitsu. It was fun, but with the random teachings, lack of attention from the instructor and careless attention from a fellow trainee, I dislocated my knee. This didnít stop me from training in karate (though I had to take a month to heal) and it didnít sway my curiosity from other martial arts, but it definitely made me think more of my posture and my attention to what others were doing. Such a small thing made a large impact on how I trained.

I also work in the trades for a living. I work for a good construction crew building houses and I intend to go for my apprenticeship. Karate has helped me stay strong and iit so when I go to work I donít hurt myself on the jobsite.

I have trained in three dojos. Sensei Clarkson tried to reopen the dojo in parksville but after a year had to close it down. This was where I started my journey and I thank him . for pushing me. I then trained in Shima Lantzville under Sensei Maximchuck where I had to adjust to a different style of leaming, but through this I became stronger and more integrated into the family. Just recently the dojo closed and I had to move on to Shima Nanaimo. The travel is long but worth every mile.

I would not be there if it wasnít for Sensei Maximchuck pushing me harder then ever. I wouldnít be getting my black belt if it wasnít for Sensei Nordli. I wouldnít be here at all if it wasnít for Sensei Clarkson. My first step down the road as a black belt has just been taken. Now I intend to continue it as long as I live.



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