Thursday, 22 August 2013

Enrollment Form 2013 - After School Program

Congratulations to your achievements

August 15, 2013 was a happy for me and many of you.  Soke Cup was ended with great success.  It was also the day that Jasmine Roberts and Mia So received their results from their black belt grading tests.  Soke Sensei, our head instructor of Chito Ryu Karate, announced that Jasmine and Mia are now Shodan (Black Belt First Degree).  Congratulation!!

Their skills and techniques were inspected by 3 senior Sensei (Japanese for karate teacher).  They were Soke Sensei (10th degree), Kugizaki Sensei (9th degree) and Taneda Sensei (7th degree).  Our girls had a very special grading test.

For the competitors, they have also learned a lot from the competition.  No matter winning or losing the match, they were all winners of friendship and experience from Soke Cup.  I like to thank all the competitors who training very hard for Soke Cup.  We had students training everyday in July and August before Soke Cup.  I like to see your hard work being continued.

David Veerman        Ernest  Yamaguchi      Ethan Crockett
Gary Yip                  Isabel Li                       Jacqueline Chong
Jasmine Roberts        Karina Tang                Lachlan Petty
Madeline Loo           Martin Cheng              Matthew Kung
Mia So                      Natalie Chang             Oliver Cheng
Reese Cameron        William Ma

We have got 4 gold and 2 silver medals.  The next Soke Cup will probably be in Japan.  We can start prepare now if you plan on winning.  See you in September.

Thank you for your contribution to Soke Cup 2013

Dear Parents and Students,

August 2013 is a very remarkable month for me, Hong Kong Chito Ryu and many of you.  We have hosted an international karate championship in Hong Kong for the first time.  I have never hosted big event like this.  Luckily, with the support from many of you, it went successfully.  Many guests left with plenty of happy memories and smiles.

It was very kind of you to attend the opening ceremony.  I like to thank you for the participation.  As you can see, we had many overseas guests who traveled a long way to Soke Cup.  We have Canadian flown 24 hours to Hong Kong for this competition.  There was a family of six - mum, daddy and 4 kids flew all the way from western Canada to Hong Kong for the event.  There was even a pregnant mother with her toddler from Canada.  Your support to Soke Cup really made their long flights worth it.

I look forward to seeing you again September for another term of karate work out.  See you soon.


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Karate Class in September 2013

Dear Parents and Students,

We will have karate class in Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Bradbury School during September 2013.  Please find the schedule in the attached link.

September 2013 Class Schedule

Map for Queen Elizabeth Staduim

Map for Bradbury School

Our new studio should be ready by September 23, 2013.  I will keep you posted on it.  Thank you.


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Opening Ceremony for Soke Cup

Soke Cup and opening ceremony is on tomorrow.  Please arrive at the venue by 8:30 am or before.  The organizer will brief everyone what to do in the opening ceremony.  See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Soke Cup Competition and Opening Ceremony

Dear Parents and Students,

I am proud and exciting to remind you that it is next week, Aug 15 and 16, 2013 that we are hosting the Soke Cup, the international Chito Ryu Karate Championship.  You, being an important person in this organization, you sure want to participate in this event regardless you are competing or not.

I would like invite all of you to attend the opening ceremony on Aug 15, next Thursday.  Please show up at 9:00 am or before in the morning at:

The Main Arena,
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Center,
18 Eastern Street North,
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong.

Google Map

For students, please bring your full set of karate uniform, including your pants and belt.  Make sure they are clean.

I would also like a few parents who can help with leading and organizing our Hong Kong students in the opening ceremony.  There will be someone in-charge of the opening ceremony telling you what to do.

After the ceremony, please stay and enjoy the competition.  You can learn a lot by watching others, cheer those competitors who put on a great performance and make new overseas friends.

There is one important thing you all must know and remember.  I will be super busy on that day.  Please DO NOT come to me unless there is a serious issue about the operation of the event or something extremely urgent.  However, you are welcomed to send me text and Whatsapp messages.

Thank you very much for your support from all these years.  You have all contributed to the success of the Soke Cup in Hong Kong.  See you in next week in Soke Cup.


Monday, 5 August 2013

Training Schedule for Soke Cup Competitors

Soke Cup competitors will continue training after Aug 9, 2013.  These classes are specially for you.  Please take it easy before the competition.

Details are as follows:

Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Date: Aug 10, 12, 13 and 14, 2013

All of you have trained very hard.  I wish you all the best in Soke Cup.  Keep the spirit.

Black Belt Grading Test

There will be a Black Belt grading test during Soke Cup week.  Details are as follows:

Date: Aug 14, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 to 6:00 pm
Venue: Function Room 2, Queen Elizabeth Stadium

Fee: JPY20,000- (Pay at the grading)

Be there early.

Soke Sensei Seminar

Dear Parents and Students,

On Aug 13, 2013, Soke Sensei, our supreme instructor of Chito Ryu Karate will be giving a seminar at:

Date: Aug 13, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time:  2:00 to 3:30 pm (Colour Belt Students) / 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Black Belt Students)
Location:  Multi Purpose Hall, Queen Elizabeth Stadium
Fee:  US$20 per student (pay at the door)

I strongly suggest all of you to attend.  There will also be other senior rank instructors teaching.  Don't miss this great opportunity.


Goodbye to our karate studio. Hello to our new one!!!

Dear Parents and Students,

I will return our current karate studio to the owner on Aug 21, 2013, Wednesday.  Which means after Soke Cup, there will NOT be karate in our current studio anymore.

For your information, our new karate studio will be at:

Unit A&B, 18/F,
Prosperous Commercial Building,
54-58 Jardine's Bazaar,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Google Map

The new place needed to be re-structured and decorated.  I expect it will be ready at the end of September 2013.  So after Aug 21, we will be having karate in some temporarily venues and the timing will also be different.

Thank you.