SKIF St Lu­cia host­ing in­ter­na­tional in­struc­tor

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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