Congratulations to the following members who passed the last grading exams:
AKJKAQ winter camp (Febuary 27, 2010):
Shodan : Jad Aboumaarouf, Mélissa Charbonneau, Hugo Degroote
AKJKAQ summer camp (June 28, 2009):
Shodan: Joelle Desjardins
Nidan: Roger Charbonneau, Jean Fournier, Pierre Lévesque, Frédéric Parent
Gasshuku, Ottawa (August 22nd, 2009):
Sandan: Serge Gauvreau
Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Cusson who graduated for his Examiner "B" rank at the Gasshuku, held at the Dojo headwarter of Tokyo, in april 2009.
Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Cusson who graduated for his Instructor "A" rank at the Gasshuku, held at the Dojo headquarter of Tokyo, in october 2008.
The J.K.A. Quebec karate association (AKJKAQ) is a non profit organization.
Its goals are:
Shotokan is a traditional style of Japanese karate developed by master Funakoshi Gichin. It’s a hard and rectilinear style, centered on power, but which also includes some fluid and circular techniques.
He is the father of modern karate-do. Funakoshi Gichin was born in Okinawa. He practiced karate under the guidance of Azato Anko and Itosu Anko. Funakoshi Gichin introduced karate in Japan at the beginning of the last century and modified it in order to introduce it in the academic system.
Funakoshi Gichin (1868-1957)
Funakoshi Gichin performing Tekki Shodan
It’s the Japan Karate Association founded in 1949 by master Funakoshi Gichin and M. Nakayama. The JKA was officially recognized by the Japanese ministry of education in 1957.
Nakayama Masatoshi (1913-1987)