HIGHLIGHTS

PINK BELTS FOR THE CURE
10/1/2017  

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PINK BELTS FOR THE CURE
10/1/2017  

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BULLY BUSTER & BBQ for GARRETT
9/23/2017  

Great turnout from members, parents, supporters, and our leadership team! Seven hundred dollars donated to the Garrett Mills Memorial Scholarship Fund! Thanks to all, and special thanks to Brian & Monique Calver. 
 
 Leadership team with Bully Buster kids!
 

 Garrett's parents, Dave and Gwen.

 
JUNE GRADINGS
6/1/2017  

HAPPY FACES! Great support from our teen and adult members. Thanks to the Calver Family, and Ed Gastle for all the dedication!

 
THE HANGING
5/25/2017  

Natalie receives her certificate for 'hanging'.


 
NEW BLACK BELTS
5/5/2017  


 Alex Calver, Flora Hutchison,  Brian Calver
 
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NATALIE'S BLACK BELT
10/1/2016  

We are proud to announce that Natalie Patel is our newest Black Belt, having successfully passed the EMAC Canada grading in Osgoode, ON.
Congratulations Natalie! You trained hard, and you deserve it!
 
 
Natalie Patel is pictured between Brian Lowry and Lance Schonberg

 
PINK BELTS FOR THE CURE
10/1/2016  

 
Our students are supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "Pink Belts for the Cure". We have raised $820.

 
RELAY FOR LIFE
9/12/2016  

 
BULLY BUSTER!
9/26/2015  

A great turnout from our volunteer Instructors, with lots of enthusiastic Bully Busters!

Bully Buster 1

Prize winners: Roan, Guest, Luke, Emma, Rylee, McKenzie

 
CHUCK MERRIMAN
5/28/2015  

At the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame in Montreal, Chuck Merriman was presented with a 10th degree Black Belt, to honor his lifetime of work and teaching in Goju Ryu Karate. Check out "Lessons from Chuck Merriman", on the left sidebar of this site. It highlights his visit to the Napanee Karate Club in 2009.


Mike Sywyk, Chuck Merriman, Laura Sywyk, Brian Lowry
October, 2009 at EMAC's grading & seminars in Napanee

 
Deseronto Grade 5/6
4/23/2015  

Great visit by these students! Thanks to their teacher Mr. Jason Lloyd for arranging this field trip.

Thanks to my help that busy day: Ryan, Alex, Braden, Herb, Ben, Austin, Angela, Monique, Kyla, Chelsi, Flora, Lizzy, Scott, Joel. What a great team!
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Welcome Back!
2/17/2015  

Welcome back to the Beebe family!
Cole, Howie, and Reed returning to train.
Bella beginning her training!

 
SKUNK Belts
12/22/2014  

Devyn Day and Ben Granger, both training since they were young children, have successfully graded to Junior Black Belt, which we affectionately call 'skunk' belt - white stripe down the middle, of course. Devyn was absent for pictures, but very present for his grading, which he passed with flying colours!


Black Belts who helped with Ben's grading.


Keeping Ben humble.


Some young Black Belts like to attack their Sensei.


Sensei is ready to defend.

 
April & Flora
11/29/2014  

 
On the way to the seminar Nov 29 in Napanee!
11/22/2014  


Nothing keeps me from training!

 
WE CELEBRATE
11/6/2014  

Black Belts Joel, Lance, & Ryan.





Ryan's probation over - he is a Shodan!



 
EMMETT & BEAR
11/5/2014  

Black Belt Bear won by Emmett!


Lance helps Emmett hold the prize!

Group celebrates with Emmett!


 
OPEN HOUSE
11/1/2014  

Club members welcomed visitors who had a chance to have fun and try some moves!


 
Rideau Osgoode Seminar
10/26/2014  

Five members of our club trained with Sensei Mike Sywyk working on Oyo for Geki Sai Dai Ichi.


Sensei Mike Sywyk, Dan Granger, Ben Granger, Braden Hart, Herb Hart, Brian Lowry

We also enjoyed training with other EMAC members from Rideau Osgoode, Sakura Martial Arts Perth, and East Wind Martial Ats, Ottawa. Special Guest Barbara Cruz from Syracuse.




 
REAL MEN WEAR PINK
10/4/2014  

At EMAC's day of training and tournament, Chief Instructors were presented with pink belts, to recognize the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and bring awareness to the fight to eradicate this disease.


Some of EMAC's Chief Instructors:


Laura Sywyk Ottawa, and Roger Mabee Woodstock:
 

 
Latest EMAC Gradings!
10/3/2014  

Napanee hosted a huge EMAC grading Oct 3, 2014. Included in the grading were three of our students. Joel Malm and Lance Schonberg graded to Shodan, while Li Silva was promoted to Sandan. Also recognized from the May grading were Ed Gastle Godan, Mijra Gulley Yondan, Barry Gulley Sandan, Dan Granger Nidan, and Ryan Calver Shodan. Supporting their dojo mates were Richard Welsman and April Gastle.


 
Summer Training
6/27/2014  

Congratulations to all those successfully graded! Train as often as possible over the summer months; classes are smaller, you get lots of individual help, we never get rained out, and we are air conditioned! Those who train will grade at the end of August, or early September if you missed your grading. Special thanks to all the instructors who came to help with the gradings. Students: did you remember to say 'thank you'?

 
Seminars & Tournament
5/10/2014  

EMAC's Spring Gasshuku  held in Ottawa, May 9 & 10, 2014. 

Our largest ever! 22 gradings Friday night, and 128 participants at the Saturday seminars & tournament!
Congratulations to all members, parents, volunteers, & supporters.

 
Black Belt Grading
5/9/2014  

EMAC's National Black Belt Grading held in Ottawa, May 9, 2014.

22 applicants were graded successfully! Congratulations!

 
Examiner Course Ottawa
11/16/2013  

Congratulations to all participants! 

Students attended from:
Eastwind, Napanee, Deseronto, and Sakura Martial Arts.

Blue, Brown, & Junior Brown:
Lance Schonberg
Ross Hill
Brian Carpenter
Lisa Cornfield
Travis Pernitzky
Jessica Batten
Callum Sywyk

Dojo Examiner Certification:
Jo-Anne Chin
Sameer Jetha
Nancy Rear
Kory Pernitzky
John King
Vanderli Silva
Donald Russell
Aiden Russell

Regional Examiner Certification:
Adam Hawley
Roger Dufour
Donna Dufour
Quyen Nguyen
Peter Brimacombe
Sylvain Champagne
Nancy Turgeon-Champagne


 
New Black Belt
7/12/2013  

After many years of training, Shawn Lowry has been promoted to Black Belt. Congratulations Shawn!

 
Sensei Mike's June Seminar
6/9/2012  

Thanks for the training updates!















 
PERTH GRADING
5/4/2012  

                                Success!




Some very tired, but very happy Black Belts:
Front: Shodan-Ho (probationary black belts)
Dan Granger, Matthew Mark, Brent Fallis

Back row: Sensei Brian Lowry, Dean Martin 2nd degree (Nidan), Richard Welsman 4th degree (Yondan), Li Silva 2nd degree (Nidan)

 
Bob Rae Visits
12/4/2011  

          Bob Rae visits our club.
 
 
Bob Rae is one of the founders of the Napanee Karate Club. For many years he has been a great supporter of our work. Pictured below are Brian Lowry, & Bob Rae with his grandson Cole.
 
Bob Rae & Brian Lowry surrounded by  future Black Belts!
 
 

 
Self Defence Seminar
11/26/2011  

Principles of Self Defence Seminar

 
NEW BLACK BELTS WEAPONS TRAINING
10/16/2011  



Bo Training; Kate and Quenton




Attacking Sensei



Sensei Blocks




Sensei's Revenge


 
CONGRATULATIONS: LYNNE, KATE, QUENTON
10/15/2011  

Lynne has successfully completed her probationary period and is now fully a Shodan - Black Belt first degree. Pictured below is Lynne with son Brent and Daughter Dana.




Kate and Quenton were graded in Ottawa to Shodan-Ho; pictured below are Ed Gastle, Richard Welsman, Kate Andrews, Quenton Ray, and Brian Lowry.



 
22 PICTURES from the EMAC TOURNAMENT !
12/4/2010  

BIG congratulations to those who participated in the Tournament, many for their first time. Thanks to the parents for their support & encouragement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
EIGHT NEW BLACK BELTS !
10/15/2010  

EMAC Canada's National Black Belt Grading was held in Ottawa, at Eastwind Budo Life. Eight brown belts from the Napanee Karate Club were promoted to Black Belt. They are pictured below right after the grading:
Front row Thomas Oulton, Calvin Silva, Molly Gastle, Ken Dunphy, Vanderli Silva, Andrew Martin, Spencer Readman, and Back Row left Dean Martin.
Attending, supporting their dojo mates, and taking part in the grading are back row second from left Richard Welsman, Ed Gastle, Sensei Brian Lowry, Barry Gulley, Mijra Gulley.
 
 
A few days later, 14 of our 15 Black Belts gathered to celebrate:
  Back Row - new Black Belts: Calvin Silva, Spencer Readman, Thomas Oulton, Dean Martin, Vanderli Silva, Ken Dunphy, Molly Gastle (Andrew Martin - absent)
Front Row - Instructors: Grant Van Heighten, Richard Welsman, Dimitrios(Jim) Gounelas, Sensei Brian Lowry, Ed Gastle, Mijra Gulley, Barry Gulley
 
Congratulations also to these additional 13 EMAC students who were successful. They are part of this big group of Grading officials and Black Belt supporters.
 
 
Eastwind Budo Life:
Junior Black Belts -  Ivan Mihaychuk, Morganna McKenzie, Aiden Russell, Nicholas Valentino, Shamil Deus
Shodan - Jackie Rousseau, Donald Russell
Nidan - Valerie Field, Barbara Hunter
 
Woodstock Martial Arts:
Shodan - Bill Lewis, Jesse Watts-Morrow
 
Deseronto Goju-Ryu:
Shodan - Marlon Hare
 
Sakura Martial Arts:
Shodan - Gordon Sobczak
 

 
EMAC BLACK BELT GRADING
4/30/2010  

16 Students tested April 30, 2010.
Congratulations to:

 

 
Francois Hudon, Godan
Labranche Martial Arts/
Clear Skies Martial Arts Chief Instructor
 
Conrad Messier, Yondan
Bushi Martial Arts Chief Instructor
 

Roger Mabee, Yondan

Woodstock Martial Arts Chief Instructor
 

Laurie Winter, Sandan

Sakura Martial Arts Chief Instructor
 

Bob Benoit, Sandan

Timmins Karate-Doh
 

Roger Dufour, Sandan

Eastwind Budo Life
 

Donna Dufour, Sandan

Eastwind Budo Life
 

Lauren Gough, Sandan

Eastwind Budo Life
 

Julie Must, Nidan

Sakura Martial Arts
 

James Morrison, Nidan

Woodstock Martial Arts
 

Tanya Fontana, Nidan

Timmins Karate-Doh
 

Ben Gosselin, Nidan

Timmins Karate-Doh
 

Franklin Lawlor, Shodan

Sakura Martial Arts
 

Don deCarle, Shodan

Sakura Martial Arts
 

Alexandre Levis, Shodan

Timmins Karate-Doh
 

Narayan Wagle, Shodan-ho

Eastwind Budo Life
 
 

 
THE LEGEND Hanshi Chuck Merriman
11/11/2009  

Hanshi Chuck Merriman
at EMAC's National Gasshuku.
 Mike Sywyk, Chuck Merriman, Laura Sywyk, Brian Lowry
        
 
 

 
PRESENTATION TO HANSHI MERRIMAN
10/27/2009  

 

Hanshi Chuck Merriman was a special guest at EMAC's Fall National Grading, Tournament, and Seminars. Merriman Sensei watched the National Grading, and commented on the strong spirit of the students. Here he is receiving a gift from Sensei Mike Sywyk, on behalf of all our students.

 

10/01/2017
PINK BELTS FOR THE CURE

10/01/2017
PINK BELTS FOR THE CURE


09/09/2017 - FALL REGISTRATION



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