カナダ支部昇段審査会2017


カナダ支部昇段審査会2017日時: 2017年12月1日・2日
場所: カナダ・ケベック州グリーンフィールド・パーク
主催者: アラン・ボルデロー&ノーマン・ボルデロー支部

12月1日・2日、アラン・ボルデロー&ノーマン・ボルデロー支部にて昇段審査会が行われ、18ヶ月間の昇段審査準備クラスを修了した9名が弐段および初段にそれぞれ挑戦しました。
金曜日はまず筆記試験が行われ、極真/新極真空手の歴史や専門用語の知識が試されました。筆記試験後は型の審査が行われ、アラン・ボルデロー支部長やノーマン・ボルデロー支部長を始めとする10名の審査員の前で、基本・上級等の型を披露しました。
翌土曜日は60名以上の茶帯・黒帯の仲間が応援に集まる中、基礎体力審査から始まり、蹴り、基本、移動稽古、試し割り、20人組手(弐段受審者)および15人組手(初段受審者)が行われました。
その結果、9名全員が合格し、黒帯を取得することができるのは厳しい稽古に堪え強い意思を持って自分自身を錬磨することができる者だけなのだと学びました。

<追記>
12月2日には昇段審査会の他、アレクサンドル・ボルデロー先生による試し割りのデモンストレーションも行われました。
18ヶ月以上におよぶ稽古の結果、右手の掌底のみを使い、2分23秒で160個のブロックを割ることに成功しました。

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弐段
フランス・ビロン
アラン・ハーヴィ

初段
アレハンドラ・カマチョ
リンダ・チアソン
マシュー・フィールド
ニコラス・フィールド
ダニエル・ドラヴェク
アダム・リマム
マクサンス・ヴィクノー

Canada Grading Examination 2017

Date: December 1-2, 2017
Place: Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada
Organizer: Alain Bordeleau & Normand Bordeleau Branch

The Greenfield Park and Longueuil dojos are proud to congratulate France Biron and Alain Harvey for successfully obtaining their Nidan level. We would also like to congratulate Alejandra Camacho, Linda Chiasson, Mathew Field, Nicolas Field, Daniel Dravec, Adam Limam and Maxence Vignault for also successfully obtaining their Shodan level. After five years of continuous training and having followed black belt preparation classes for 18-months; these nine karatekas arrived at the Greenfield Park Dojo on Friday December 1st 2017, determined to overcome numerous challenges in order to obtain their black belts.
Friday evening was the first step in reaching their common goal. At 6:30 p.m., these nine candidates began with a theory exam based on the history of Kyokushin/Shinkyokushin karate, Japanese terminology of all of the techniques and much more. Following this written exam, it was time for them to demonstrate their knowledge of the katas. They knew that they had to impress the judges who were present to evaluate them: Shihan Alain Bordeleau, Sensei Christine Jagucki, Shihan Normand Bordeleau, Sensei Marc-André Vachon, Sensei Michel Bougie, Sensei Willie Andreamampionona, Sensei Polly Lee-Moore, Sensei Eric Pison, Sensei Stéphane Trudel and Sensei Francois Leroux. Knowledge, strength, energy, precision in their movements and low positions were just some of the criteria that the judges were looking for when the candidates executed their basic, advanced and superior katas. The evening ended at approximately 10:30 p.m.
The candidates returned on Saturday, December 2nd at 1 p.m., to continue their grading exam. More than 60 brown and black belt karatekas were present to encourage them, as everyone knew that this second step would be extremely demanding. The afternoon began with an intense cardiovascular training consisting of push-ups, sit-ups, frog jumps and more, followed by series of kicks, the go-hon-geri, the kihon, ido-geiko techniques and then wood breaking with both hands and feet and much more. The grading test did not end there. In order to complete their black belt test, they still had to demonstrate their perseverance, their courage and their force of character in combats; 20 for the Nidan and 15 for Shodan. It was only at the end of the day and after each of the candidates were evaluated individually, that the nine karatekas finally learned that they were successful.
They now know that it is with hard training, determination, self-discipline and personal commitment that one is able to obtain a black belt! We are very proud of our students. Osu.

<Postscript>
On December 2nd, much more occurred on that day! After more than 18 months of intense training, Sensei Alexandre Bordeleau demonstrated tameshiwari. He successfully broke 160 cement blocks, using only his right hand and the shotei technique, in a time of 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

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