1989

At the annual Black Belt Convention in California, Michel LeJeune from Port Cartier dojo is recognized as 1988 Canada East Member of the Year.

1988

At the annual Black Belt Convention in California, Roland Duval from Shotokan Karate Ottawa dojo is recognized as 1987 Canada East Member of the Year.

Ohshima Sensei leads practices at the Mount Pleasant Karate Club in Vancouver.

1987

At the annual SKA/CSK Black Belt Convention, the following Canada Shotokan members are recognized:

  • 1986 Canada East Member of the Year: Jocelyn Bourdeau from Joliette dojo
  • 1986 Canada West Member of the Year: Alan Kazuta from North Delta dojo

Norman Welch (CSK) and Ron Thom (SKA) establish the Goodwill Cup tournament, an event to foster the close relationship between karateka in the Pacific Northwest.  The highlight of the tournament is a 5-member team competition between the University of BC and the University of Washington.  Each dojo will take turns hosting the tournament.  This event will symbolize the friendship and camaraderie that members in the Pacific NW share through practice.

1986

Canada Shotokan members, along with members from SKA and Israel Shotokan, travel to Japan to practice at Ohshima Sensei’s Alma Mater, Waseda University, to celebrate the Waseda Karate Club’s 55th Anniversary.  The celebration includes practices, demonstrations and a tournament. Canada Shotokan/SKA members compete in a tournament with the Waseda karate club members.

1984

At the annual Black Belt Convention in California, Gene Malec from Canada East is recognized with a special award.

Canada Shotokan members participate in France Shotokan’s 20th anniversary.

1983

Ohshima Sensei visits Montreal. He also visits the Ottawa dojo and leads practice at the Takahashi Martial Arts Centre at the Upper Canada Shotokan dojo.

Canada Shotokan members attend Ohshima Sensei’s practice/seminar held in Santa Barbara, California (Jane Fonda’s Ranch).

1982

Members of Canada Shotokan go to Cate School in California for Ohshima Sensei’s 100th special training.

1980

Ohshima Sensei visits Montreal.