Date: December 3rd-4th, 2021
Place: Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada
Organizer: Branch Chief Alain Bordeleau
On December 3rd, three karatekas from the Greenfield Park Dojo began their Dan examination by performing their katas; Sylvie Durocher for her 3rd Dan and Ismael Tellez Munoz and Marina Li Pook Than for their 1st Dan. The test started at 8:00 pm and ended at 10:00 pm.
The examination continued the following day with very demanding training, followed by the breaking with the hands and feet. Finally, the combat portion was also challenging, but the students did their best and succeeded. More than 80 karatekas attended the event to encourage the candidates. Sylvie Durocher completed 21 combats for her 3rd Dan, Ismael Tellez Munoz, and Marina Li Pook Than; both completed 15 combats. At the end of the day, everybody was exhausted but happy and proud. They all surpassed themselves and were able to demonstrate their perseverance and courage during these difficult times of the Covid-19. We are very proud of their accomplishment.