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Healthy Start at the Park

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 Grand Prix Tournament

November 25, 2017
Centre Scolaire de la Rive-Sud, 20 Petite Évangéline
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
8:30am - 8:00pm
Pre-Registration Available starting Nov. 3rd!


Karate Nova Scotia Grand Prix Tournament

January 20, 2018

Details and location- TBA


Kata Development Sessions Schedule 2017-2018

Invitation from Sensei Dave Griffin:

"I would like to invite you and your students to participate in the Karate Nova Scotia Kata development training that will be taking this year and leading up to the National Championships next year in Halifax. The training will be open to all KNS members or Karate Canada Affiliates who are a minimum of 12 years of age and have achieved the rank of green belt or equivalent. All the training sessions will be held at the Windsor Karate Club at 4404 Highway #1, Three Mile Plains, NS.

Dojo Sensei's are encouraged to attend. The training will be in conjunction with the Team Nova Scotia tryouts and the dates are listed below. The cost of the training will be $15/ session unless you are trying out for Team Nova Scotia in which event it is covered by your $80 registration fee.

Please note the first 4 sessions will be open to anyone however the remaining 4 will be for Team candidates only. Please refer to the Karate Nova Scotia Athletes Handbook for team selection process and criteria."


  • Nov 4, 2017
  • Dec 16, 2017
  • Jan 14, 2018
  • Feb 17, 2018
  • Mar 3, 2018


  • 1:00 – 2:00 warm-up and basic training.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Individual kata skill development
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Break
  • 3:15 – 3:45 presentations
  • 3:45 – 4:45 Individual kata skill development
  • 4:45 – 5:00 presentations/video (team candidates only)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

David Griffin
Head Kata Coach, Team Nova Scotia

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

Podcast discussion between Norma Lee MacLeod (CBC Radio, Maritime Noon) and Charlene Senn from the university of Windsor Ontario on resistance training for women to avoid sexual violence and rape.
Download Podcast (mp3) Discussion starts at 15:35 into the 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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