"Shito-Ryu"

Shito-Kai Canada's success at

11th Kubota World Championships

Toronto, Canada

July 12-13, 2003

Photographs courtesy of Sam Moledzki.

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Nigel Nikolaisen, Shito-Kai Canada's Campbell River, B.C. representative (present UCHI-DESHI) of Shihan Sam Moledzki, was crowned Grand Champion of Kata.

Nigel accomplished this by winning 1st Place in the Men's Black Belt Japanese Kata Division; 2nd Place in the Men's Black Belt Okinawan Kata Division; 1st Place in the Men's Black Belt Open Kata Division; and, then, defeating all other Black Belt Kata Division winners and runner-ups to capture the coveted 11th Kubota World Cup Kata Grand Champion title.

  

   

Margaret Maclennan, a recently new Black Belt (May 2003) from Sensei Dave Leduc's Midland, Ontario Shito-Kai Canada YMCA Karate Club, won 1st Place in the Women's Black Belt 35+ Kata Division; 2nd Place in the Women's Black Belt Japanese Kata Division; 2nd Place in the Women's Black Belt Grand Champion Kata Division; and 2nd Place in the Women's Black Belt Kumite Division.
 

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Stephanie Cole, a Brown Belt from Sensei Dave Leduc's Midland, Ontario Shito-Kai Canada YMCA Karate Club, was the 1st Place winner in the Girl's 14-15 Intermediate Kata Division.
Moledzki sensei with Piotr Szymala from Poland (3rd Place, Men's Black Belt Japanese Kata and 3rd Place, Men's Black Belt Open Kata Division).
Moledzki sensei and Soke Takayuki Kubota sharing a laugh together.

 

 

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