Canada's success at
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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
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.
Photograph to follow...
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.
sensei with Piotr Szymala from Poland
(3rd Place, Men's Black Belt Japanese Kata and 3rd
Place, Men's Black Belt Open Kata Division).
sensei and Soke Takayuki Kubota sharing a