WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE CANADIAN AND PAN AMERICAN koshiki karatedo association-EAST
WHO WE ARE?
The Association is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote Koshiki karate in Canada and America. Koshiki karate is a competition system that brings together several fighting styles in order to practice and compete in a safe environment. The association is the only Canadian Koshiki karate organization with a direct link to Japan. It is sanctioned by the WKKF (World Koshiki Karatedo Federation).
NEARLY 300 MEMBERS!
We currently have nearly 300 members in Quebec in 5 schools in the Greater Montreal area. You can communicate directly with the instructors if you wish to have more information or participate in a trial lesson.
THE KOSHIKI SYSTEM
The Koshiki competition system has two components: kata and combat (shiai)
In kata, participants are scored according to a list of 10 pre-established criteria. A score up to of 5 is given for each of them according to their mastery.
In combat, we use equipment comprising a helmet with a polycarbonate visor and a chest guard that allow us to use full-power strikes while limiting the risk of injury.
In competition, participants can use various techniques such as: punching, kicking, elbowing, knees. Swipes and throws are also permitted on padded surfaces. The winner is the one who will have accumulated the most points (waza-ri) at the end of the fight or who will have scored a full point (ippon) according to the criteria established by the regulations.
Philippe Nadeau, President
- Hanshi 8th dan Koshiki Karatedo
- Kyoshi 7th dan Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo
- Undertook the practice of karate in 1972
- WKKF International Master Referee Certificate
- Vice President of the World Koshiki Karatedo Federation whose head office is in Tokyo.
- Main organizer of the 16th World Koshiki Karate Championships in Montreal in August 2007
Vice president – Technical director
- Shihan 5th dan Koshiki Karartedo
- Shihan 4th dan Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo
- Over 25 years of experience
- Podiums at Canadian Championships
- Participation in two world championships
- A grade international referee certification in Koshiki Karatedo
- Blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu
- Certified Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor
- Police officer for over 12 years
Marc Martin, Treasurer
- Sensei 1th dan Koshiki Karartedo
- Sensei 1th dan Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo
- Over 20 years of karatedo experience
- Grade C in referee certification in Koshiki Karatedo