SKIF St Lucia hosting international instructor
For the fourth consecutive year Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF) St Lucia, will be hosting one of the International Instructors out of SKIF – Japan, Sensei Fumitoshi Kanazawa (Sixth Dan) from November 17-21.
The purpose of his visit is to conduct a series of training seminars and serve as chief examiner for the upcoming grading exercise.
Sensei Kanazawa born in 1975, is the youngest son of Soke (Grand Master) Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan. Sensei Kanazawa’s highlighted accomplishments include being the winner of the 2006 SKIF World Championship (Tokyo / Japan). He has has been SKIJapan Champion seven times since 2003.
His visit is the highlight of SKIF-St Lucia’s annual week of activities dubbed “Shotokan Week”. The program for Sensei Kanazawa’s visit began Friday with a SKIF-St Lucia Instructor’s Seminar at Zanashin Karate Dojo followed by a SKIF-St Lucia Black Belt Seminar at Zanshin Karate Dojo.
Today (Saturday) the following activities will be held at the St Joseph’s Convent Auditorium: Black and Brown Belts Seminar 8:30 am to 11:00 am; KYU Ranks Seminar 11:15 am to 1:00 pm; Dan Examination 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm; KYU Ranks Examination 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Taking place November 21 is the Presentation of Rank Certificates, SKIF family get together and a farewell 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the St Joseph’s Convent Auditorium.
SKIF- St. Lucia looks forward to staging another successful hosting of SKIFJapan’s International instructors and welcomes the support from fellow karate-kas and wellwishers.
Sixth Dan Sensei Fumitoshi is conducting a series of training sessions here.