Orillia YMCA Karate Students Shine at 2019 Annual Karate Tournament in Toronto

The Orillia contingent at the 2019 tournament.

On Saturday May 11, 2019, 17 students from the Orillia YMCA Karate School travelled to Toronto for the 47th Annual Karate Tournament with the Toronto Academy of Karate Fitness and Health. The Orillia YMCA Karate program is in its 31st year and has always shown well at the tournament. This year was no exception.

Students participated in Kata (patterns) and Kumite (sparring).

The results are as follows:

White Belts – Amber Lami, 4th place in Kata and Kumite.

Yellow Belts – Daniel Cote , 1st place Kata , Samantha Cote , 3rd place Kata , Janessa Van Duzen , 2nd place Kata and 1st place Kumite , Adam Lawrence 4th place Kumite .

Green Belts – Denoit Cote , 1st place Kata and 2nd place Kumite , Riley Masnica , 2nd place Kata and 1st place Kumite , Peter Lami , 4th place Kata , Hunter Lami , 5th place Kata , David Rehm, 3rd place Kumite. Blue Belts – Kyra Felgner , 1st place Kata and 2nd place Kumite , Chard Wichayasunan , 2nd place Kata and 1st place Kumite.

Purple Belts – Theresa Felgner 1st place Kata and 3rd place Kumite , Tony Grimaldi 4th place Kata and 4th place Kumite.

Brown Belts – no competitors.

Black Belts – Daniel Patriquin, 2nd place Kata and 2nd place Kumite, Ian Munday , 4th place Kata and 3rd place Kumite.

Congratulations to all students!

Local Orillia YMCA Karate Program Cleans up at Toronto Tournament

orillia YMCA karateToronto, Canada – On Sunday April 29th. 13 students of the Orillia YMCA Karate School travelled to Toronto for the 46th Annual Karate Tournament with the Toronto Academy of Karate, Fitness and Health. The program is now in its 30th year at the Orillia YMCA, and according to instructor Gerry Ramsay, its students have always shown well at the annual tournament. Continue reading Local Orillia YMCA Karate Program Cleans up at Toronto Tournament

Orillia YMCA Karate White Belt: How to Get that Promotion!

Being a white belt means that you’re a beginner. You may find yourself looking around at the students who are more advanced  and wish you were good enough to join them. You want to move on and progress as fast as you can – that’s perfectly normal!  But what, if anything, can you do to speed up the process?  One word…

Practice!

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Why Choose Orillia YMCA Karate?

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If you’re looking to get in a little better shape, and would appreciate learning how to defend yourself at the same time,  there’s no better way than signing up with Orillia YMCA Karate!

There are literally hundreds of different types of martial arts styles, and you want to make sure that you are getting a good deal on your karate lessons. Karate studios vary in quality, and unless you know what to look for, you might not make the best choice. There are hundreds if not hundreds of thousands of karate instructors and, believe us, their quality and methods of instruction vary widely! Continue reading Why Choose Orillia YMCA Karate?

Karate and Childhood ADHD: Overcoming Symptoms

The symptoms of ADHD can be devastating for children. It is especially hard for school-age children who feel isolated and don’t know how to express what they are feeling. They can become quickly behind academically and socially, which leads to lack of self-confidence and depression. Symptoms of childhood ADHD can include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. One way parents are helping their children is by having them train in karate. It is a great way to alleviate these symptoms and overcome the stress they cause. Continue reading Karate and Childhood ADHD: Overcoming Symptoms

Does Learning Karate Help Combat Bullying?

As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children from harm and to provide them with the skills they need to be healthy, successful adults. The problem is, we are not with them all the time. What our kids do at school is sometimes a mystery to us. Are they polite to their teachers? Do they participate in class? Are they bullying other kids? Are they being bullied? There is something you can do to help get them on track to be successful in school and to avoid the bully-trap even when you’re not around: Enroll them in a karate class. Continue reading Does Learning Karate Help Combat Bullying?

Martial Arts: Not Just for Kids

 

Many people come in contact with martial arts first as children, and it can be hard for them to shake the feeling that martial arts is just for kids. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, and as an adult, there are plenty of benefits that you can gain from stepping on the mat and taking a shot at something like kung fu, aikido or karate. Plenty of adults take advantage of martial arts classes in their area and you will find that these classes have plenty to offer you. Continue reading Martial Arts: Not Just for Kids