Students, Sensei Scott and Elliot Knowles recently travelled to the Niagara area for extensive training and to compete in the Master Shintani Memorial tournament on May 23 in St. Catherines Ontario. They had an awesome week staying in Welland, the heartland of the Shintani Wado-kai Karate organization in Canada, and trained multiple times at the Hombu. Sensei Ron, our Chief Instructor, was gracious in hosting them and spending time with them during the week. At the tournament, Sensei Scott placed first in Shodan Kumite, second in mandatory kata (Kushanku) and third in optional kata (with Chinto). Sensei Elliot was edged out for fourth in the optional kata competition. Awesome job!