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Sept. 10, 2016 (Toronto) Judo Ontario Awards Gala 
2015 Most Outstanding U18 male Athlete Benjamin Kendrick 
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Ben before a U21 match in Romania August 1, 2016.

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Ben started judo with his parents and brother at Takahashi Dojo in Ottawa before he could walk. Ben has won 5 gold medals at the national level, including golds at the 2015 and 2016 Elite invitational in U18 and was awarded the Male Athlete of the Tournament in 2015 while still a U16.  Ben won the most outstanding male U16 athlete award for Judo Canada in 2014-2015. On the international stage, Ben won golds in both U18 and U21 at the 2015 USA Junior Olympics, and most recently was the only Canadian male to win gold at the U18 Pan-American championships in Argentina in his new -81kg category, where he defeated the world #1 ranked Brazilian.

from JUDO ONTARIO AWARDS GALA Sept. 10, 2016
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Aikido June 24, 2017 Grading held at Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose Ave.
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Opening Ceremony with Kimeda-sensei
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Front row: Examiners, P. Gagliano (7th Dan), T. Kimeda (9th Dan), and C. Johnston (6th Dan)
Back row: Examinees and observers.
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Yanick Rail (promoted to 1st Dan), Denis Chartrand (promoted to 3rd Dan), T. Kimeda (Chief Examiner), Hans de Groot (promoted to 4th Dan), Yoel Carmenates (promoted to 2nd Dan).  All Dan rankings are Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation (AYF), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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Judo June 17, 2017. Thanks to all children and family members who came out to our last judo class celebration on Saturday.
We wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you all in September!
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click to see more pictures: parents-day-2017

Adults' class will start at 7PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday Adults' and kata classes have been combined and starts at 10:30AM.
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Judo June 13, 2017 Black Belt award ceremony at Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose.
(Unofficial) congratulations to:
      Allyn Takahashi 4 dan,
      Glen Cheriton 3 dan,
      Louis Vaillancourt 3 dan,
      Christian Dupuis 3 dan,
      Bailey Hu 2 dan,
      Ben Kendrick 2 dan by BATSUGUN
      Jean-Patrick Levasseur 1 dan,
      Mathieu Menard 1 dan

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June 13, 2017 promotion ceremony.

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JP Levasseur receiving his black belt from Brian Mitani.

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Mat Menard receiving his black belt from Natalie Gosselin

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Ben Kendrick, Bailey Hu, Mat Menard, JP Levasseur, Allyn Takahashi, Louis Vaillancourt, Glen Cheriton, Christian Dupuis
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Judo June 10&11 Kata clinic and Grading

Thanks to Brian Mitani for instruction, and to Davin Marion, Shane Rooney, and Andrew Spearman for acting as uke.  And special thanks to Mat Menard for acting as uke for an out-of-town candidate whose uke had dislocated her shoulder.
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Participants in the grading clinic Saturday, June 10, 2017.
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Opening remarks to the candidates,
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Judo May 25, 2017 (Calgary) Canadian Kata Championships
Takahashi Dojo takes 1/3 of the medals!!
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Allyn, Bailey, Davin, Shane

Gold: Goshin Jutsu, Shane Rooney and Davin Marion  video on youtube
Gold: Ju no kata, Bailey Hu and Shane Rooney  video on youtube
Silver: Katame no kata, Shane Rooney and Davin Marion  video on youtube
Silver: Nage no kata, Bailey Hu and Shane Rooney  video on youtube
Bronze: Goshin Jutsu, Allyn Takahashi and Bailey Hu  video on youtube
Judo Ontario media report on Nationals. http://www.judoontario.ca/media_centre/view/411
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Ben Kendrick throwing his opponent.
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Jodo May 21, 2017 (Guelph) Jodo Grading.  Congratulations to:
Ed Chart 6 Dan
Jonathan Lim 3 Dan
Allyn Takahashi 1 Kyu
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Ed Chart performs in front of judging panel for his ROKUDAN
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Aikido, Judo, Kendo, Iaido, Jodo May 6, 2017 (Japanese Embassy Ottawa)
Thanks to all of the sensei and participants for the excellent demos at the Japanese Embassy.
We received a very nice thank you letter from the embassy staff.
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click to see pictures:  Japanese-Embassy-2017
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Judo April 1, 2017 (Peel Toronto)

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Nage-no-kata Gold: Bailey Hu and Davin Marion see on Youtube

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Goshin Jutsu Gold: Shane Rooney and Davin Marion see on Youtube

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Goshin Jutsu Bronze: Allyn Takahashi and Davin Marion see on Youtube
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Judo March 18, 19, 2017 (St. Jean sur Richelieu) Kata Tournament
Nage-no-kata Gold Bailey Hu and Shane Rooney
Katame-no-kata Silver Shane Rooney and Davin Marion
Goshin-Jutsu Gold Shane Rooney and Davin Marion
Ju-no-kata Silver Shane Rooney and Bailey Hu
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Shane, Bailey, and Davin
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Judo March 16, 17, 2017 (St. Jean sur Richelieu) Kata Judging Seminar 
June Takahashi is awarded PanAmerican Judo Confederation Kata Judging Certificate in Nage-no-kata, Katame-no-kata, Goshinjutsu, Ju-no-kata, and Kime-no-kata.
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Kuniko Takeuchi 8-dan, June Takahashi 6-dan, Hiroshi Nakamura 9-dan
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JODO March 2017 Erika Gaal receives her SHODAN diploma.
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Judo Jan. 28, 2017 Kids' breakfall tournament
Some of the many winners!
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Judo Jan. 7, 2017 (Montreal) Nathalie Gosselin inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame!
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Judo Jan. 12, 2017 Dave Kiang promoted to ROKUDAN (Judo Canada).  Many thanks to Dave Stevenson for his efforts as UKE.
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Judo Jan. 12, 2017 From the archives:  Here's a picture of Ben Kendrick doing a drop seoi on his brother Jacob.
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Judo Dec. 10, 2016 (Ajax) Grading
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Congratulations to Mat Lemay for his promotion to NIDAN, and Davin Marion for his promotion to SANDAN.  For those of you in the woodwork, there is a grading to be held at the Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose in the Spring or Summer of 2017.  The paperwork, accumulation of points, finding a partner, kata, and exotic techniques takes months, so start preparing now!
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Karate Party and board breaking!  Dec. 6 Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose
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Potluck table.  At the end of the evening, Sensei breaks an impressive stack of boards!
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Holiday Party (potluck) Dec. 3 Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose
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For more pictures: Holiday-Party-2016

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Judo Dec. 2 Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose Leandro Cunha Competitiors' Seminar
Leandro showed us some gripping techniques, an entry into o-uchi-gari and seoi, and some ground techniques.  Thanks go out to Felipe for acting as translator and uke, to Hasan for arranging Leandro's visit, and of course to Leandro for coming to the East Region and our club.  We all hope to see him in the future.
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Leandro about to enter right o-uchi-gari with a left grip.  Notice that Leandro has a grip on Felipe's right lapel and has trapped Felipe's left arm near his belt.
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Judo Nov. 20 Gatineau Classique de L'Outaouais-2016
GOLD: George F., Pippa C., Taisei T., Finn N., Hugo D., Connor McCrudden, Adrian Swietlicki
Silver: Maiya T., Rory D., Arlen M., Isla D., Artemis R., Abby M., Danick
Bronze: Gabe N., Elliana R.
Participants: Ella D., Niamh F., Nick D.
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Osaekomi! Abby holds her opponent with kesa gatame
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Hugo scores ippon with o-uchi gari followed by yoko shiho gatame
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Finn scores waza-ari with harai goshi then finishes off with kesa gatame
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Taisei gets his opponent down.
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Maiya holds her opponent--everyone cheering from the edge of the mats.
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Rory gets his opponent down with osoto-otoshi.
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Adrian, down by waza-ari, rolls into kesa-gatame, scores ippon and the gold medal.
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Sumie Shodo Show: Nov. 19 Ottawa Japanese Canadian Community Culture Centre
Keiko Nagasawa and her students at the Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose put on a display.
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See more pictures:Shodo-Sumie-Show-2016
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Judo Nov. 19 Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose
Ben Kendrick tells the kids how he started off just like them in this very same class at Takahashi Dojo and now he's going to Japan and other countries representing Canada.
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Ben with his two bronze medals from the Quebec Open.
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Ben performing uchimata on his victims.
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JODO Nov. 12, Mississauga 
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Erika Gaal, Daniel Chabaud, Corinne Moisson, Brian Mitani
Congratulations to Erika Gaal for her promotion to shodan.
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Judo Nov. 12 Ontario Open
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Bailey Hu and Shane Rooney get the Gold in Nage-no-kata.
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Brian Mitani with Louis Vaillancourt and Glen Cheriton (silver medal in Goshin-jutsu)
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Fabien Paquette wins a bronze
see more pics from:Ontario-Open-2016
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Judo: Nov 5, 6 40th Open International Judo Quebec.   A very strong showing for Takahashi Dojo:
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Ben Kendrick Senior -81kg Bronze
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Ivan Kyrylchuk Senior -100kg Bronze
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Nick Dore u21 100+kg Bronze
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Ben Kendrick u21 -81kg Bronze
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Mathieu Menard Ne-Waza Gold
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Heidi Wright (visiting from Australia) Bronze
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Judo Oct. 29 Ambassador and Consul General of Japan to Canada visited Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose during children's class.
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left to right: Japanese Consul-General (Montreal), Kikuchi-sensei, June Takahashi, Japanese Ambassador and his wife. 
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Art Exhibition Oct. 29, 30 by Mitsugi Kikuchi at Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose
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Judo Oct. 28, Fondue Supper Fundraiser "salle paroissiale Saint-Gabriel", 55 Appleford St., Ottawa.
Le 28 octobre 2016, lever de fonds - souper fondu, salle paroissiale Saint-Gabriel, 55 rue Appleford à Ottawa.
Priscilla et Tony étaient les invités d'honneur à cet événement et furent récompensés pour leur participation aux jeux de Rio 2016. Colin Gascon en était le maître de cérémonie.
Cet événement fut organisé par le Club Richelieu Laporte afin de lever des fonds en appui à la jeunesse francophone. Cette année, par l'entremise de Colin, Priscilla et Tony furent choisis comme récipiendaires.
Priscilla a livré un discours décrivant son parcours jusqu'à Rio. Merci sincèrement à Colin Gascon et au Club Richelieu Laporte pour leur soutien à Tony et Priscilla.

Priscilla and Tony were the guests of honour at this event in recognition of their participation in Rio 2016. Colin Gascon was master of ceremonies. This was a fund raising event hosted by CLUB RICHELIEU LAPORTE, a charity that supports Francophones. This year with the help of Colin, Priscilla and Tony were selected as recipients. Priscilla gave a speech describing her path to Rio.  Many thanks to Colin Gascon and Club Richelieu Laporte for their support of Tony and Priscilla.

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left to right: Allyn, Brian, Marie-Pier (sommelier), Tony, Jackie, Priscilla, Andrzej, June
click here to read more:CLUB RICHELIEU LAPORTE 
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Judo: Oct. 21, 22, 23 Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose:
Assistant and Instructor Courses
Course Conductor: Andrzej Sadej (Judo Canada Master Facilitator).
A truly excellent and informative set of courses was held over three days.  Sadej-sensei is the most knowledgeable and respected sensei regarding all aspects of judo.  The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in Judo is the result of a partnership between Judo Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada.  After registering for the course and the bursary (online) a quick response came back from CoachesOntario that I had received the "Quest 4 Gold Bursary" waiting to be sent to me which reimburses 70% of the cost of the course!
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The Saturday AM Peewee class with course participants.

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The Saturday AM class with course participants.
PDF iconAssistant and Instructor course Oct. 21-23, 2016

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Aikido: Oct. 14-16 Kimeda-sensei gave a clinic at Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose.
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Judo: Oct. 22, 2016 Whispers Pub (http://whisperspubottawa.ca/) Fundraiser for Ben Kendrick
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Glen Nakamura hosted, click here for his facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/thedeadprophets/
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Aikido Yoshinkai Ottawa (Takahashi Dojo 5 Melrose) Oct. 17 Nana Tanaka has been promoted to shodan (1st degree black belt). Congratulations!
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Judo Oct. 15 2016 Niagara Falls Open (Ontario) Congratulations to Gabe and Finn Nakamura for their silver medals!
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Judo Oct. 15, 16, 2016 International Olesnica Championship Poland
Ben Kendrick continues to power his way to the very top winning 7 losing 2 fights over two days earning a bronze in u18 and a silver in u21.
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Judo: Oct. 1, 2016 (Malta) Shane Rooney and Davin Marion representing Canada placed 5th in katame-no-kata in the World Kata Judo Championship.14502725 1829800207239002 3884281805023231743 nhttp://www.rds.ca/amateurs/championnats-du-monde-de-kata-une-cinquieme-place-pour-shane-rooney-et-davin-marion-1.3565376
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Judo: BACK TO SCHOOL!!  Children's and Peewee judo classes resumed Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.  Judo classes have resumed regular schedule.  Click here to see Timetable
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judo: Rio Paralympics:
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Click to see Preparation for Rio
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judo:  Benjamin Kendrick awarded Ontario Most Outstanding U18 
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Click to see more about Benjamin Kendrick Judo Ontario Most Outstanding U18
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Iaido:  Sept. 4, (Montreal) Canadian National Iaido Championships 2016
Congratulations to Erika Gaal for her SILVER MEDAL in the shodan division!
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Click to see more about Erika Gaal silver medal
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Fund Raising silent auction for Ben Kendrick closed August 31st.  $2000 was raised for Ben to help with his travel expenses.  And by the way, congratulations on your gold medal at the July 1st, 2016 Pan-Am Games in Argentina 81kg (U18).
http://www.judocanada.org/2016/07/01/eleven-podiums-for-canada-in-argentina/

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Summer camp finished August 19, 2016.  Check Seminars/Camps  for more photos. 
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PICTURES!  Are you a member or a former member? We need pictures, especially action shots.  Scan your photos and include a brief description (names, place, date, tournament, etc.)
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Allyn attended the kata and waza seminars held July 2016 at the Kodokan.  Start saving your pennies and go with him next year!

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Japan Exchange Teachers Alumni Association (Japanese Embassy) Demo July 10, 2016
Takahashi Dojo performed demos of various martial arts.  Thanks to the members for their participation!
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Click to see more photos: JETAA-2016
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May 27, 2016 Niagara Falls (New York) Kata Competition.  Congratulations to Shane Rooney and Davin Marion!


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April 4, 2016 Peel Kata Tournament.  Davin, Shane, and Bailey bring back almost half of the gold medals!  Next time give the other competitors a chance.
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March 2016 Quebec Open Kata Competition. Congratulations to Davin Marion and Shane Rooney!
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