March 15, 2020
Under the recommendations of Sport Nova Scotia, Karate Nova Scotia and the support of the Athletics Department of Saint Mary’s University, we will be cancelling karate classes effective immediately until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Although we may not be able to train together, this does not mean we can not practice and train at home. Feel free to post your best at home “karate training selfie photo” to the clubs facebook group.
A notice will be posted when classes are ready to resume. Thank you for your understanding!
The Yarmouth Cup has come and gone for 2019 and the SMU club came home with some hardward. Congratulations to both Andrew King and Rafee Hossain won silver medals in their respective kata divisions.
The Yarmouth Cup is also where Karate Nova Scotia presents their year end awards and the SMU club did not disappoint. Brian Capleton not only was awarded the Club Contributor of the Year, but he also achieved Senior Male Kata Athlete of the Year for 2019. For the third year in a row Sensei Shannon Doane brought home the Senior Female Kata Athlete of the Year award. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to Sensei Shannon Doane who received Senior Female Kata Athlete of the Year and Andrew King who received Club Contributor of the Year awards from Karate Nova Scotia on June 2, 2018.
Congratulations to the SMU karate club members who participated at the Karate Nova Scotia Grand Prix Tournament on January 20 in Windsor.
Congratulations to the SMU karate club members who participated at the Karate Nova Scotia Grand Prix Tournament on November 25, 2017, in Bridgewater, NS.
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.
The SMU Karate Club with International students.
Sensei Shannon teaching karate to international students during welcome week at Point Pleasant Park.
Well done to our SMU club members who competed today at the first 2017 KNS tournament!
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
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.
Well done everyone!
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!
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).
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.
Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness
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