The annual SWOR Tournament in Caledonia is coming up. It will be Saturday April 7th, 2018 at the McKinnon Park Secondary School.

Doors open at 8:30AM, and the competition begins at 10:00AM. There will be a meeting at 9:30AM for Blue, Brown, and all Black Belts.

Costs are as follows:

  Pre-Registration At Door
All Events $25 $30
Family Rate (3+ People) $55 $60
Shindo $10 $15
Spectators $2


A new Synchronized Kata division has been added this year. Participants must be Orange Belt and above, and groups must have either 3 or 4 members to compete. Each participant can only be in one group.

All participants must wear a mouthguard and handpads during the sparring. Anyone not wearing this equipment will not be allowed to compete. Optional equipment such as groin protection, foot guards, and head protection is recommended.

Medals will be given during a break between Kids and Adults divisions, around noon. Medals for Adults will be given after Adult divisions.

Registration can be completed in club, or online via this form.

Directions to the tournament can be found using Google Maps.

Kata Lists:

Required Katas for MAPDA Members  
White Aihon, Chonan Chonan, Pinan Shodan
Yellow Aihon, Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan
Orage Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, San Kyu
Green Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, Tai Sai
Blue/Purple Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yodan, Shopei
Brown Pinan Godan, Kushanku, Sai Shun Tai
Shodan Kushanku, Nihanchi, Nihanchin
Nidan Nihanchi, Nihanchin, Sai Shan
Sandan Chinto, Kempei
Yodan Wanshu, Gohonshu
Godan Wanshu, Gensho, Gensho Shodan


Kyu belts (White to Brown) may choose from previous ranks' katas (Ex: Green may pick an Orange kata).

Guest Competitors may pick their own katas, or from the list above.

The Waterford club will be hosting a Shindo Clinic on February 25, 2018. The class will begin at 10AM and finish at 2PM. Lunch will be from 12 - 12:30.

This clinic will be for all Shindo ranks. Please bring your own lunch and soft hanbo.

Sign up with your club instructor so they can send the details to Sensei Mike Graves before the clinic.

Club information can be found at the Waterford Club page, and directions from Google Maps.

The Kids' Mini Tournament at the Paris club will be hosted on February 15, 2018. This tournament is for White, Yellow, and Orange belts, ages 12 and under.

Pre-registrations are required and can be submitted to your club-instructor. The total cost for entry is $10.

There is some parking at the side of the school, and more around the back of it. See the Paris Club page for more info, or Google Maps for directions.

Green belts and above are welcome to come out to learn about tablework, corner judging, and to help with the younger students.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the Paris Club will be hosting a mini-tournament for the Junior ages (ages 12 and under) for White, Yellow, and Orange Belts.

The cost for entry will be $10. Pre-registrations are required, and can be submitted to your club instructor directly. All interested should speak with their instructor before December 5th.

7PM will be the start time of the tournament, but participants should arrive a little early to have time to change and orient themselves. Parents and spectators are welcome to watch; seating will be provided.

Limited parking is available on the street right next to the front entrance of the high school, and additional parking is located on the far-side of the school. Feel free to check the Paris Club's page for more info, or Google Maps for directions.

This tournament is provded to familiarize White, Yellow, and Orange into the tournament scene. Green and up are especially welcome as they can familiarize themselves with tablework and possibly corner-judging.

Unfortunately, the Kids' Tournament tonight (December 12, 2017) is cancelled because of poor weather in Paris. We will host the tournament in the new year still. The date will be announced soon by your instructors!

Drive safe and stay warm, everyone!

The monthly clinic at the Waterford Dojo will be held on November 19th, 2017.

Karate will begin at 10:00 am, followed by Shindo.

For directions, please see the Waterford Club page, or check Google Maps.