カナダ・ストグレ道場 新極真会武道試割チャンピオンシップ


カナダ・ストグレ道場 新極真会武道試割チャンピオンシップ日時: 2019年9月7日
場所: カナダ・ケベック州ラヴァル
主催者: ストグレ道場(ダヴィー・リッツィ道場長)、※協力:カナダがん学会

9月7日(土)、モントリオール郊外のラヴァルにて、ダヴィー・リッツィ道場長主催の第1回TEST YOUR MIGHT- 新極真会武道試割チャンピオンシップが開催されました。
カナダ初の試割の大会となるこのチャンピオンシップは、リッツィ道場長が試割に注ぐ自身の情熱を生徒や仲間と共有するためだけでなく、小児がんに対する意識を高めるためのチャリティイベントとして、カナダがん学会の協力の下組織されました。
大会は4時間に渡り、試合は年齢・体重・経験によって分けられた17のカテゴリーで行われました。
ケベック州内の道場やアメリカから集まった70名を超える選手は、試割板の枚数を自分で選び、割った枚数を競い合いました。カミーユ・オーハン支部長(六段)とアンドレ・ギルバート支部長(八段)もゲストとして参加しました。
この大会で3,500カナダドルの寄付金を集めることができ、寄付金はカナダがん学会に小児がんの研究のために寄付されました。
次回はカナダ・アメリカだけでなく、世界中からの参加者を募る国際的な大会へとステップアップさせることを目指します。

TEST YOUR MIGHT- SHINKYOKUSHINKAI BUDO TAMESHIWARI CHAMPIONSHIP 1st edition

Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Organizer: Sutogure Dojo in Association with the Canadian Cancer Society

The first ever TEST YOUR MIGHT tournament was held in Laval, just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday September 7th, 2019. Canadian Contact of the WKO, David Ricci Senseï created and developed the concept of a fundraising challenge in the context of a traditional Tameshiwari Karate board-breaking championship.

With over 70 participants from various Dojos across the province of Quebec, and 1 Dojo from the USA, the event raised over $3,500 for pediatric cancer research. Organized in association with the Canadian Cancer Society, and a cause close to Senseï David’s heart, he created this event with the hopes of raising awareness for childhood cancers, while sharing his passion for Kyokushin Tameshiwari with his students and peers. The event was honoured by the presence of Shihan Camille Ohan (6th dan) and Shihan André Gilbert (8th dan) whom observed and supported the tournament.

The event began at 9:00 am with a demonstration by David Ricci Senseï and Alexandre Haché Senseï, as well as an outline of the techniques to be used (Seiken, Sokuto, Shuto, Hiji), the rules and regulations. The competition began following a presentation of the dojos, judges and honoured Shihans, as well as a heartfelt acknowledgement from Ms. Isabelle Milliard of the Canadian Cancer Society. The tournament itself lasted for 4 hours, featuring competitors in 17 different categories based on age, weight and experience, from new beginners to experienced students of Karate.
Concluding the event, was the “Masters” category, featuring Karatekas with greater experience from participating dojos. The competitors were ranked based on the number of boards successfully broken. The number of boards to be broken were chosen by the competitors themselves, further raising the stakes of the competition. Hence, the name “TEST YOUR MIGHT”.
The performance of all competitors was admired by family, friends and spectators who came to show their support for the battle against cancer through Karate.

As advancements in cancer research require a great deal of funding, Senseï David believes that it is our duty to get involved and help in whichever way we can.
In future years, he hopes to expand to include participants from all over the world, and battle cancer together on an international scale.

“We have all been affected by cancer in one way or another. Near or far, we are no strangers to the pain and suffering experienced by the victims and families of this devastating disease. It is imperative that we find a cure.”

Sutogure means ‘’Never give up’’, a motto that not only inspires through the Karate spirit, but the courage and strength it takes to persevere and succeed in life.

Osu!

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