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Valley Championship Karate Tournament Grand Prix #3

April 21, 2018
West Kings District High School, Auburn Nova Scotia
8:00am - 6:00pm

Karate Nova Scotia - Annual General Meeting

May 6, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Italian Canadian Cultural Association,
2629 Agricola St.
Halifax Nova Scotia

Yarmouth Cup Karate Challenge

June 2, 2018
Mariners Centre, Yarmouth Nova Scotia
8:30am - 6:00pm

Hello everyone,

As the Chair of the Yarmouth Cup organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you all to Yarmouth Nova Scotia for the 16th edition of the Yarmouth Karate Challenge Cup. Fresh off the heels of the exciting Karate Canada National Championships held right here in Halifax NS, we are gearing up for another exciting tournament in Yarmouth NS. This years event will be held on June 2nd @ the beautiful venue that is the Mariners Centre.

This years event will include much the same divisions as last year including the fast paced “King of the Ring” for boys and girls ages 13 to 16. We are also featuring the very popular demonstrations at the noon break.

This years tournament promises to be very competitive with athletes, once again, coming in from across the east coast. Many of these athletes competed at the National level and some are World class athletes.

Everyone will of course be vying for the coveted “Yarmouth Cup”. Last years winner, Windsor Shito-Ryu Karate Club will be trying to defend its title against multi-time winners Ryuseikan of Halifax and Bushino-ki of Clare. There were also strong performances last year from Shoto-Ryu- jutsu of Yarmouth and the host Mukashi Karate.

Please check our website at for a complete list of all divisions. You will also find accomodations and travel information here as well.

If you have any questions or issues please feel free to contact me directly:

Milton Bourque
or by phone: 902-746-0026.

We`ll see you in Yarmouth!
Milton Bourque,
Chair Yarmouth Cup
Organizing Committee

Tournament Results - January 20, 2018

Congratulations to the SMU karate club members who participated at the Karate Nova Scotia Grand Prix Tournament on January 20 in Windsor.


  • Andrew - Bronze in Advanced, male, 18+ kata
  • Rafee - Bronze in Intermediate, male, 18+ kumite
  • Brian - Silver in Novice, 18+ kata

Karate tournament winners - January 20, 2018

Tournament Results - November 25, 2017

Congratulations to the SMU karate club members who participated at the Karate Nova Scotia Grand Prix Tournament on November 25, 2017, in Bridgewater, NS.


  • Brian - Gold in Novice, 18+, Kata
  • Rafee - Silver in Novice, 18+, Kata
  • Rafee - Bronze in Novice 18+ Kumite

November Karate Tournament 2017

Healthy Start at the Park September 2017

Members of the Saint Mary's Karate Club participated in the Healthy Start At The Park workshop being held at Point Pleasant Park as a part of the Saint Mary's intertantional students welcome week.

Approximately 35 international students took part in an introductory karate class put on by the SMU karate club as a part of welcome week 2017. The focus of the Healthy Start at the Park workshop was to introduce new students to non-alcoholic activities they can participate in on campus.  Thank you to Travis, Andrew, Mizuho, Brian and Branden for helping out in this event.  

Healthy Start at the Park
The SMU Karate Club with International students.

Sensei Shannon teaching karate to international students during welcome week at Point Pleasant Park.


Healthy Start at the Park - SMU Karate Club

SMU Karate Club at Point Pleasant Park practicing kata


Karate Nova Scotia Tournament - January 21, 2017

Well done to our SMU club members who competed today at the first 2017 KNS tournament!

SMu Clueb Members at the January 2017 KNS Tournament

From left: 
Andrew King- Silver in intermediate kata
Nick Potlier - Silver in novice kata
Lily Barraclough - Bronze in advanced 18+ kata
Ally Doherty- Gold in novice kata


Grand Prix Tournament Results - November 26, 2016

Congratulation to all of the SMU Shotokan Karate Club members who participated in the 2016 Karate Nova Scotia Grand Prix Tournament!

Six members traveled to Bridgewater to compete on November 26, 2016 and brought home 7 medals.

  • Andrew King - Gold, 18+, novice, kata
  • Ally Doherty - Silver, 18+, novice, kata
  • Nick Potlier - Bronze, 18+, novice, kata
  • Ariel Boulos-Callias - Bronze, 18+, intermediate, kata
  • Salam Elborno - Silver, senior kumite

Well done everyone!

SMU club members competing at the KNS Grand prix Tournament, Nov, 26, 2016 SMU club members competing at the KNS Grand prix Tournament, Nov, 26, 2016

SMU club members competing at the KNS Grand prix Tournament, Nov, 26, 2016 SMU club members competing at the KNS Grand prix Tournament, Nov, 26, 2016


SMU Club Donates to the Red Cross to Help Fort McMurray Relief Efforts

The Saint Mary's University Shotokan Karate Club and it's members have donated to the Red Cross to help the Fort McMurray relief efforts. Every bit counts!

Red Cross Fort mcMurray Donation From SMU Club


2015 News & Events

Karate Nova Scotia Tournament - December 12, 2015

Congratulations to the members of the SMU club who competed at the Karate Nova Scotia tournament December 12, 2015.

Celina Campbell and Nicole Davies participated in the intermediate, adult, individual kata division and came in second (silver) and third (bronze) respectively. Well done ladies!

Sensei Shannon Doane competed in the advanced, adult, individual kata division and came in first (gold).


Karate Nova Scotia Tournament Winners

CBC Audio Podcast

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Class Schedule & Location

Beginner Class

Starts January 11, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Advanced Class

January 4, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness
Saint Marys University

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