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Ohshima Sensei visits Montreal and holds a yodan test.

In August, 1000 people from around the world travel to Santa Barbara, CA to celebrate the grand opening of the Ohshima Shotokan Dojo. Mr. Gee and Mr. Powers are promoted to godan.


In June, 28 youngsters and 14 adults led by yodans Daniel Trudeau and Aristide Couture from La Prairie Dojo in Quebec make a trek to the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo in Santa Barbara. This is the first group to visit and stay at the Dojo. Practices are lead by Ohshima Sensei, Don DePree (godan), Tom Muzila (godan), Greg Scott (godan) and Dusty Dupree (nidan).

Ohshima Sensei visits Montreal to lead practices.

Canada Shotokan members travel to Japan for Waseda University's karate club's 70th Anniversary.


In August, 50 Pacific Northwest members from BC, Washington and Oregon visit the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo.

In September, Canada Shotokan members travel to Malaga, Spain where Spain Shotokan hosts Fraternidad 2002. Mr. Bourdeau is promoted to godan.


Mr Welch accompanies Ohshima Sensei to Sept-Iles to lead several practices.

Mr. Ono leads practices in Vancouver in March.

In October, Ohshima Sensei is honoured by being invited to give a lecture at the Okuma Auditorium at Waseda University. The lecture was attended by representatives of all the major shotokan groups in Japan as well as most of Ohshima Sensei's seniors from Waseda University. His lecture is available on DVD and is highly recommended.


Canada Shotokan members travel to Mulhouse, France to celebrate France Shotokan's 40th Anniversary. Alan Kazuta is promoted to godan.


Pacific Northwest members of Canada Shotokan and SKA make a special visit to the Shotokan Ohshima dojo. Practices are led by Ohshima Sensei, Ron Thom (godan), and Mr. Welch.

Canada Shotokan celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Joilette dojo. Mr. Welch, Mr. Bourdeau and Larry Lazarus lead the first yodan test not lead by Ohshima Sensei.


Members of Canada Shotokan attend Unity 2006, the 50th Anniversary of SKA held in Santa Barbara, California. Charles Forsberg (sandan) and Eric Crosby (sandan) place 2nd and 3rd at the Nisei Week Tournament. Alan Goessman from kamloops and Roland Duval from Ottawa are promoted to Godan.