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Team Training, Feb 5 at Glenwood Community Center

Posted on: December 21st, 2011

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012
Time: 10am – 12pm

Where: Glenwood Community Center

About Team Training

Team training is for all members of KARATE MANITOBA, not just those who have earned a place on the Provincial Team that represents Manitoba at tournaments. So, please encourage others you train with to attend.

However, Team Training may not be for everyone, the training will be more intense and may not be suited for all who train regularly at their own dojos.

Please Note
Dates, times, and places may change. Before the event, please always confirm before you attend: rporath@mts.net (ph: 896-3354)

All athletes training for nationals and future competitions should attend the Team Training. Students attending these training seminars can further their own development even if not planning to attend competitions. All training is beneficial!

Let’s Get Connected!

Let us know you’re attending by joining our February 5 Team Training Facebook Event!

Team Training Schedule Format

Times normally will be:

Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dojo Instructors: encourage your students to participate. They must be 14 or older and be a minimum of purple/blue belt rank. We will make allowances for lower ranks but please ask and give reason for the exception.

Team Training Fee Structure

Please also make note that the training fee per athlete is $100.00, payable to Karate Manitoba. This is a one-time fee and covers the training year from the June 4 & 5, 2011 session until the March 10 & 11, 2012 session. The drop-in fee per session is $10.00.

Please confirm which days you will be attending – this schedule is not absolute however, we would like to know the numbers planning to attend each day so we can make plans accordingly.


Sensei Ron Porath & Sensei Angelo Mendoza – Team Coaches

2011 Karate Canada National Tournament News

Posted on: August 11th, 2011

March 16 – 20, 2011

St. Hyacinthe, Quebec

Team Manitoba Competitors

Team Manitoba for Karate Canada Nationals 2011

Photographs courtesy of Nathalie Slavik of Lac du Bonnet Karate Club: shotokandave@gmail.com

5 of our ‘Team Toba’ athletes placed at the KC Nationals:

Brittney Katchin from Bushido-Kai pulled in a bronze medal in Women’s Senior Kumite Black Belt

Jarek Zetterstrom (Midwest EARL GREY), Ruski Sungalon (Midwest EARL GREY), Frank Marr (Midwest Main), & Joe Kryschuk (Midwest THE PAS) pulled in a bronze for Team Kumite

(March 19 & 20, 2011 at KC Nationals in Que)!

Way to go Team Toba!

Team Manitoba Officials

Not only did 5 of our ‘Team Toba’ athletes place with a bronze medal (as per the previous email) but we have two of our officials who have upgraded their officiating rank:

Dan Piché received Level A Judge in Kata and Level B referee in Kumite with 100% score on his written tests. Dan is the instructor for Karate Saint-Boniface.

Eugène Fillion received Level A Judge for both Kata and Kumite with 97% and 98% scores respectively on his written tests. Eugene is a student at Midwest Main.

Both Dan and Eugène judged all 3 days of the National Competition and the Manitoba Team was very proud of their performance.

*A shout out to our two youngest athletes, both from Bushido-Kai Canada, Joe Hrzich & Elaan Grassler for excellent performances at the Nationals, too. Joe was the first Manitoba fighter at the tournament and, by all accounts, Joe set the bar high forcing the other competitors from other provinces to compete hard. Elaan’s kata in training was absolutely of National calibre so we will post more on her and Joe’s achievements and where these two young athletes placed!*

A round of applause to our athletes Elaan Grassler, Joe Hrzich, Brittney Katchin, Joseph Kryschuk, Frank Marr, Ruski Sungalon and Jarek Zetterstrom as well as to Dan Piché and Eugène Fillion but let’s not forget our excellent and dedicated coaches Ron Porath and Angelo Mendoza as well as our Team Manager Jenn Cook and our Team Health & Fitness Coach Kim Ogren. Well done!

L-R Back Row: Ron Porath (Coach), Ruski Sungalon, Jarek Zetterstrom, Frank Marr, Joseph Kryschuk, Dan Piché (Official), Angelo Mendoza (Coach)

L-R Front Row: Eugène Fillion (Official), Brittney Katchin, Jennifer Cook (Team Manager), Elaan Grassler, Joe Hrzich, Kim Ogren (Team Fitness/Health coach)

Coaching Team

Coaching Team:

Technical Director: Sensei Jerry Marr

Assistant Technical Director: Don McKenzie

Team Manager: Jennifer Cook – Instructor for Midwest THE PAS Karate

Team Coach: Ron Porath Instructor for Charleswood Karate

Team Coach: Angelo Mendoza Instructor for Bushido-Kai Canada

Health & Fitness Coach: Kim Ogren from Lac du Bonnet Karate



Brittney Katchin
Elaan Grassler
Jarek Zetterstrom
Ruski Sungalon
Joe Hrzich
Joseph Kryschuk
Frank Marr

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