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KevinD
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White Belt

Joined: 17 Dec 2019
Posts: 2
Location: Carlyle, SK Canada
Styles: Wado

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Hello from the Canadian Prairies! Reply with quote

Hello Everyone!

I have visited many times looking for information and opinions on various topics, and I've always found the insight here to be very valuable.

I'm glad I finally made the plunge to join in the discussions!

I'm a Sandan in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation here in Saskatchewan, Canada. I am one of 2 head instructors in our club. We live in a community of under 2000 people, so our dojo is not really huge. We have 30 "Just for Kicks" students (age 5, 6, and 7) and the same in our age 8 and up classes. We are lucky to have 5 other Shodan/Nidan instructors in our dojo to help out with classes.

My interests have evolved over the years to where I am now focusing on methods of instruction and bunkai. I am also very interested in the history of karate and that of the relationship between Funakoshi and Ohtsuka Sensei.

I have also discovered that I apparently have some kind of gi fetish and now own a number of high quality uniforms and I'm always on the lookout for new ones!! Lol!

Anyway... enough about me! Off to the forums!
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2550
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 15425
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, KevinD; glad that you're here!!



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mazzybear
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Joined: 30 Oct 2013
Posts: 675
Location: Scotland.
Styles: Wado Kai

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF KevinD. Great to have you here!



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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 304
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. It is a great martial arts forum.
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Bulltahr
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Joined: 08 Mar 2015
Posts: 724
Location: NEW ZEALAND
Styles: Shotokan, Seido Juku

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Kevin. Stay warm up there!!
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 28923
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, KevinD! Glad to have you, and look forward to your contributions!
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Patrick
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Joined: 01 May 2001
Posts: 27942
Location: Los Angeles, California

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belated welcome, KevinD. Glad to have you here.

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