Outstanding Karatekas Honoured


Young karatekas demonstrating their skills at the Zanshin Karate Dojo to earn their new belt colours at the recent ceremony.

Young karatekas demonstrating their skills at the Zanshin Karate Dojo to earn their new belt colours at the recent ceremony.

Zanshin Karate Dojo honoured its outstanding karatekas for 2013 at a ceremony held at the Dojo’s headquarters located at Corinth Estate, Gros Islet. Over 20 students were awarded various prizes for their outstanding performances during the year. Topping the list of exemplary performers were Kyu Keamalyn Charles (purple belt), Kyu Lisa Louis Phillip (orange belt), Kyu Kordell St. Ange (purple belt),  and Kyu Crecean Biscombe (purple belt). These students were selected based on the following criteria: regular attendance at karate training sessions during 2013, impressive performance during karate examinations held in March, July, and December 2013, involvement in the various activities of the Dojo, demonstration of good discipline within and outside the Dojo, and overall keen interest in karate-do.

Chief Instructor of Zanshin Karate Dojo, Sensei Ezra Jn. Baptiste congratulated all the honourees and urged them to continue steadfastly in their study of the art form and discipline of shotokan karate-do. He showered immense praise on the parents and well-wishers who were in attendance at the ceremony for their support.

Sensei Ezra took the opportunity to outline some of the items on the calendar of activities for 2014 which include karate examinations in March, July and December, the visit of Sensei Murakami of Japan in March to conduct training seminars and black belt examinations, a visit to Martinique in July/August, participation in Shotokan Karate-do International Federation Saint Lucia Karate Championships,  community give-backs, visits to other sister dojos on the island, and other activities to commemorate the 21st  anniversary of Zanshin Karate Dojo.

Special thanks go out to all persons who contributed in one or another in order to make Zanshin’s 2013 awards ceremony a success.

Persons who are interested in participating in the Dojo’s activities are invited to contact Sensei Deborah Jn. Baptiste @jnmarie.nelson@gmail.com. Karate sessions for children are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and adults’ sessions are conducted from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the same days.

Tai Chi sessions are conducted at the Dojo every Saturday from 4:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.

Interested persons should contact Ezra Jn. Baptiste at ejnbaptiste@gmail.com.

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