Mixed Martial Arts

Obstacles present opportunities

Recently, legislation in Ontario related to Sport Karate competitions have taken effect. These new rules are changing the landscape of karate competition in Ontario, and coaches, parents and competitors alike are all learning to navigate…
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Family Footsteps

Master Stephen Donovan began his martial arts training at age 4 when his father, Professor – 9th Degree Black belt Mike Donovan, started Little Dragon Classes (4 to 6-year-olds) in 1985. Now, Sensei Steve, as…
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Young black belts head to Worlds

Kaleb and Athena are two local London eight-year-old black belts from Family Karate. They have both recently qualified (at the nationals in Ottawa) to join Team Canada at the World Karate Championships in Dublin, Ireland…
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Sweat and Smiles

The Family Karate Competition Team has continued to impress me with their enthusiasm and effort in achieving their goals and aspiring to hone their skills. As a coach, I see tremendous value in the intrinsic…
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Scholarship and Warriors

This year’s graduating class at Olympic Karate will be moving on to university soon, and many of them are our impressive Black Belts. In keeping with our traditions and the success of other graduating Black…
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The kids are alright

In the digital age it’s easy for kids to have a spoiled attitude. They have access to so much ‘stuff,’ constantly barraging them with distractions and taking away from their focus and creativity. Now, more…
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Competition, charity and routine

The Family Karate Competition Team members have been very busy this year. So far, FKCT has had team members compete in tournaments in London, Ilderton, Stratford, Kitchener, Burlington, Chicago, and Quebec City. The team even…
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Summer day camp!

We respect the cold winter and the changing of seasons; it reminds us that life needs balance, and that nothing is permanent. But as stoic and philosophical as we might seem, we must admit: summer…
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Milestones and new beginnings

The Family Karate Competition Team tryouts, held in late January and early February, saw a tremendous turnout. The team has grown to over 40 members, almost doubling in size from the year before! Last year’s…
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