Sensei Kinjo receives prestigious award
On April 17, Sensei Kinjo was presented the Caring Canadian award by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
“The award recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others and to build a smarter and more caring nation. The award also highlights the fine example set by these volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are so much a part of our Canadian character.”
Read the press release here.
See CTV’s coverage of the presentation below:
Congratulations to Sensei Kinjo! Also, thank you to Marg Takahashi who spearheaded the nomination for Sensei.
On September 17th, Sensei Kinjo, a longtime supporter of the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre, released 5 birds back into the wild that were under the care of the Centre.
2011 Taber karate school tournament
The 2011 kata tournament was held April 16, 2011. Congratulations to all the participants! Check out the media page for pictures from the day.
White/yellow belt, age 6-8
Zoe Arvay (gold)
Wyatt Blowes-Maritorena (bronze)
Ta-Liyah Many Grey Horses (silver)
Yellow/orange/green belt, age 6-9
Erik Amelinckx (bronze)
Jaxon Shigehiro (silver)
James Tymensen (gold)
Orange belt, age 10-14
Robbie Dela Garza (silver)
Ian Hofsink (bronze)
Aldrin Azucena (gold)
Green/brown belt, age 10-14
Dakar Christakos (bronze)
Ethan Schortinghuis (silver)
Bianca Christakos (gold)
Green belt, adult
Danille Lazaretto (silver)
Amber Carolla (bronze)
Dianna Gossen (gold)
Special thanks to the black belt students who came out to help: