zanshin

St. David's Presbyterian Church
98 Elizabeth Avenue (next to Elizabeth Towers)
Email: zanshin@bellaliant.net
Phone: 726 - 8346

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January 2018
  • Adults started Karate on Saturdays and Mondays
  • Kids and Youth started Karate and Judo on Saturdays and Tuesdays
December 2017

Adult Karate Grading
, Dec 18th:
  • Brown Belt (3rd kyu): Glenn DuHart
"Just for Fun" Judo Tournament, Dec 16th
  • Saana Shaikhr-Moses
  • Nathan Rybakov
  • Noah Pippy
November 2017
Youth Judo Grading, Nov 14th:
  • White-Yellow Belt: Gadiel Gomez
Youth Karate Grading, Nov 14th:
  • White-Yellow Belt: Gadiel Gomez
  • Yellow Belt: Noah Pippy
October 2017 - Starting year 8 of our dojo -> excellent !

Adult Karate Grading, Oct 2nd:
  • Orange Belt: Oleg Rybakov
May & June 2017

Youth Judo Gradings, June 6th:
  • Yellow Belt: 
    • Sophie Pearce (Yellow+2)

  • Yellow-Orange Belt:
    • Nathan Rybakov
    • Sanaa Shaikh-Moses
Youth Karate Gradings, June 6th:
  • Yellow Belt:
    • Ian Moyse
    • Dennis Caman
    • Eileen Caman (Yellow+1)
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Annie Pearce
  • Orange Belt: Nathan Rybakov
  • Orange-Green Belt: Nathan Coughlin
"Just for Fun" Judo Tournament, May 13th
  • Saana Shaikhr-Moses - Gold Medal & Trophy for Best Technique
  • Nathan Rybakov - Silver & Bronze Medals
  • Adrienne Shannahan - Silver Medal
  • Simon Shannahan - Silver Medal
  • Noah Pippy - Bronze Medal
January - April 2017

Adult Karate Gradings, Feb 25th:
  • Yellow Belt:
    • Oleg Rybakov
    • Kirby Shannahan
Youth Karate Gradings:
  • Yellow Belt: Annie Pearce - Jan 28th 2017
  • Yellow-Orange Belt - April 1 2017:
    • Adrienne Shannahan
    • Nathan Rybakov
    • Nathan Coughlin
Youth Judo Gradings:
  • Yellow Belt:
    • Noah Pippy - Jan 28 2017
    • Adrienne Shannahan - Apr 1 2017
    • Simon Shannahan (Yellow+1) - Jan 28 2017
    • Nathan Rybakov (Yellow+1) - Jan 28 2017
December 2016

Adult Karate Gradings:
  • Yellow Belt:
  • Sizwe Dhlanmini
    • Ryan Bolt
Youth Karate Gradings:
  • White-Yellow Belt:
    • Ian Moyse
    • Nathan Coughlin

  • Yellow-Orange Belt:
    • Xavier Sandlos
Youth Judo Gradings:
  • White-Yellow Belt: Gwamile Dhlanmini
  • Yellow Belt: Simon Shannahan

November 2016

"5 Masters" Karate Seminar, Nov 5th:
  • Adults:
    • Ryan Bolt
    • Kirby Shannahan
  • Kids & Youth:
    • Noah Pippy
    • Xavier Sandlos
    • Ian Moyse
    • Nathan Rybakov
    • Simon Shannahan
    • Adrienne Shannahan
    • Annie Pearce
    • Sophie Pearce
    • Nathan Coughlin
October 2016 starts year 7 of our dojo -> Fantastic !

Active Start Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Noah Pippy
  • Yellow Belt: Sanaa Shaikh-Moses

Youth Karate Gradings:

  • White Belt + 1 Yellow Stripe:
    • Ian Moyse
    • Nathan Coughlin

  • White-Yellow Belt:
    • Gwamile Dhlanmini
    • Adrienne Shannahan
    • Simon Shannahan
    • Nathan Rybakov
    • Annie Pearce

  • Yellow Belt + 1 Orange Stripe: Xavier Sandlos
September 2016
  • Active Start started Saturdays (10:00-10:45) and Tuesdays (4:45-5:30)
  • Kids & Youth started in Karate (5:30-6:15 and Judo (6:15-7:00) 
  • Adult Karate started on Mondays (5:00-6:00)
June 2016

Adult Karate Gradings:

  • Yellow Belt: David Keating
  • Brown Belt (1st kyu): Judy Quinn
Kids & Youth Judo Gradings:
  • White-Yellow Belt: Will Keating
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Sophie Pearce, Olivia Harding

Kids & Youth Karate Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Will Keating
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Sophie Pearce

April & May 2016

Adult Karate started on Mondays (5-6pm)

Adult Judo started on Mondays (6-7pm)

Kids & Youth Karate Gradings:

  • Yellow Belt: Sophie Pearce
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Rachel Cahill

Kids & Youth Judo Gradings:

  • Yellow Belt: Sophie Pearce, Olivia Harding
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Rachel Cahill

Results of the "Just for Fun" Judo Tournament, May 14th:

  • Will Keating - Gold medal
  • Ivy Butler - Silver medal
  • Noah Hayden - Silver medal
  • Rachel Cahill - Silver medal
  • Jacob Hayden - Bronze medal
  • Sophie Pearce - Bronze medal
  • Olivia Harding - Bronze medal
  • Megh Palit - Bronze medal
  • Nathan Rybakov - Bronze medal

January, February & March 2016

Active Start Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Sophie Pearce, Sanaa Shaikh-Moses
  • Yellow Belt: Jacob Hayden

Youth Karate Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Amitrakshar (Megh) Palit, Eileen Caman

Youth Judo Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Amitrakshar (Megh) Palit, Olivia Harding
  • Yellow Belt: Nathan Rybakov
November & December 2015

Little Kids 'Active Start' Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Ivy Butler
  • Yellow Belt: Sophie Pearce, Jacob Hayden

Youth Karate Gradings:

  • White Belt + 1 Yellow Stripe: Amitrakshar (Megh) Palit, Dennis Caman, Calvin Barrett
  • Yellow Belt: Noah Hayden, Rachel Cahill
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Sean Roxas

Youth Judo Gradings:

  • White Belt+ 1 Yellow Stripe: Amitrakshar (Megh) Palit, Dennis Caman, Jacob Hayden, Sophie Pearce
  • White Belt + 2 Yellow Stripes: Nathan Rybakov, Calvin Barrett
  • Yellow Belt: Eileen Caman, Noah Hayden
  • Yellow Belt + 1 Orange Stripe: Sean Roxas
  • Yellow-Orange Belt: Lauren Finlay, Hannah Short
Tournament:
  • At the Provincial Judo Tournament in November, Megh Palit in the 'Active Start' class, correctly demonstrated Judo exercises & techniques.
  • Hannah Short in the Youth Class, won a silver medal and a Trophy for the fastest Ippon at 4 seconds (check the Photo Section).

October 2015 starting our 6th Year -> Definitely !

September 2015
  • Registrations are now ongoing right through September - following 'Active Start' on Saturdays, and before classes start Mondays, and Tuesdays.  To expedite the registration process, please download and sign a Membership Application for each new or returning student. Fall registrations started at the Church on September 8th.
April - June 2015

Karate Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Maya Caimanque
  • Yellow Belt: Sean Roxas and Ben Caimanque

Judo Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Lauren Finlay, Hannah Short, Madison Whitten, Maya Caimanque, and Sean Roxas
  • Yellow Belt: Ben Caimanque
  • Yellow Belt: Nicole Whitten

January - March 2015

Karate Gradings:

  • Yellow Belt: Nehara Herat
  • Orange-Green Belt: Matthew Hartley

Judo Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Brooklynn Billard
  • Yellow Belt: Nicole Whitten and Nehara Herat
  • Orange Belt: Matthew Hartley

December 2014

Karate Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Hannah Short, Kayla Finlay, and Nick Billard
  • Yellow Belt: David Billard
  • Brown Belt (2nd kyu): Judy Quinn
  • Brown Belt (1st kyu ): Duane Quinlan

Judo Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Hannah Short, Kayla Finlay, Lauren Finlay, and Beanan Grealis

November 2014

Judo Gradings:
  • White-Yellow Belt: Ben Paul and Nick Billard
  • Yellow Belt: David Billard
Judo Tournament:
At the Provincial Judo Tournament in November, David Billard performed extremely well in Senior's competiton against two opponents. David managed an impressive drop seoi nage against a more experienced opponent, and held his own against the other. Well done David!

October 2014 - Zanshin Dojo: start of Year 5 - yes!

September 2014

  • In September we started classes in judo and karate at St. David's Church (next to Elizabeth Towers) in St John's

April - June 2014

Karate Gradings:

  • White-Yellow Belt: Chayse and Sophia Brooks, as well as Shamus and Spencer Downey

Judo Gradings:

  • Orange-Green Belt: Aidan Power
  • Orange Belt: Mathew Hartley
  • Yellow Belt: Spencer Downey
  • White-Yellow Belt: Shamus Downey

January - March 2014

Karate Gradings:

  • Brown Belt (3rd kyu): Judy Quinn
  • Yellow Belt: Joanne Lane 

Karate-NL Tournament at the PowerPlex.

  • Matthew Hartley won bronze medal in the kata competition in the Karate-NL Tournament at the PowerPlex
  • Matthew Hartley and Joanne Lane competed against stiff kata competition

Judo Tournament: 

  •  Logan, Aidan, Ethan, Noah, Julia, and Nathan competed in a local ne waza tournament at the St. John's Martial Arts Centre
  • On March 16 we received permission from several martial arts organizations to move all our classes into the St. John's Martial Arts Centre at 21 Mews Place (near Pippy Place) in St. John's. We expect the SJMAC to be our permanent location.
  • Early in February we moved Saturday classes from the HGR Mews Cenrre to the 8-LIMB MUAY THAI CENTRE 45 Blackmarsh Road

November & December 2013

  • On November 9th and 10th, Zanshin athletes Logan, Aidan, Ethan, Noah, Julia, and Nathan, competed in the Provincial Judo Tournament and Technical Clinic at the PowerPlex.

October 2013 - Zanshin Dojo: start of Year 4

  • On October 27, Zanshin Dojo Assistant Judy Quinn competed in Senior Karate Kata against two black belts and a brown belt at the Fall Karate-NL Tournament at the PowerPlex
  • On October 28, there was a special class with 7th dan Karate Sensei Wayne Lee in the Martial Arts Centre

September 2013

  • Zanshin KARATE becomes a participating member of the new St. John's Martial Arts Centre at 21 Mews Place (near Pippy Place) in St. John's. KARATE classes are held there Mons & Thurs (5:30pm - 6:30) as well as Saturday mornings (9:30 - 10:30am) in the Mews Centre on Mundy Pond Road. JUDO classes are held Saturday mornings (10:30 - 12:30) in the Mews Centre.

Summer 2013: July & August

  • Zanshin KARATE is invited into the Global Gym on Elizabeth Avenue. In July KARATE classes are held twice-a-week Mons & Thurs (6pm - 7pm) in the Global Gym. JUDO classes are held Saturday mornings (10:30 - 11:30am) in the Mews Centre on Mundy Pond Road.
  • In August, KARATE classes are held Mons & Thurs (6pm - 7pm) in the Mews Centre on Mundy Pond Road. JUDO classes are held once-a-week Saturday mornings (10:30 - 11:30am) in the Mews Centre on Mundy Pond Road

Spring 2013: April - June

  • Judo Gradings at the Mews Centre - Congratulations Bridget who earned a Yellow belt, and Julia who passed her Orange belt, and Ethan who earned the Yellow-Orange belt, Saturday June 27nd
  • Bowling party went well, with lots of food and prizes.
  • Judy Quinn earned a Blue Belt in Karate, April 20th. Congratulations Judy.

March 2013

  • Judo Gradings at the Mews Centre - Congratulations Ethan, Noah, Nicholas, Aidan & Carissa who earned their yellow belts in Judo, Saturday March 16th
  • Newaza Judo Tournament - Congratulations Logan. Nathan, Julia, Ethan & Carissa who all won medals, Sunday March 17th
  • Classes continuing at the Mews Community Centre in St. John's
  • Classes continuing at Kenmount Park Community Centre in Mount Pearl (Driving Directions to Kenmount Park Centre)

February 2013

  • Judy Quinn earned a Blue Belt in Judo, Feb 16th. Congratulations Judy.
  • Classes at Kenmount Park Centre are extended through this month.
  • Provincial Judo Tournament & Clinic in Goose Bay Labrador, Feb 22 - 24
  • Classes continuing at the Mews Centre

January 2013

  • New Judo roll-out mats were purchased from Ontario, Jan 30th
  • The Karate-NL tournament was held in St. John's, Jan 26th
  • Classes re-started at the Mews Centre, Jan 5th
  • Classes re-started at Kenmount Park Centre for 1-month trial, Jan 10th

December 2012

  • Gradings went very well in both karate and judo, December 15th. Congratulations everyone
  • Bowling party was fun time, December 15th. Happy holidays.

November 2012

  • Dojo Assistant Judy Quinn won another medal in Senior Kata competition at the Karate-NL tournament in St. John's. This time its bronze, November 10th. Congratulations Judy.
  • Junior athletes Logan Carnell, and Nathan & Julia Fitzgerald, participated in the Provincial Judo Torunament in St. John's, November 3rd. Congratulations everyone.
  • Sensei Bruce Mann was promoted to 2nd dan black belt in Judo, November 3rd.
  • Karate classes have been extended, and extra classes added, to prepare students for gradings.

October 2012 - Zanshin Dojo: Start of Year 3

  • The first shipment of Zanshin Gear arrived today - jackets, golf shirts, and ball caps. Nice.
  • Classes ended at the Kilbride Lions Community Centre, October 30th
  • Classes started at the Mews Centre, October 6th

September 2012

  • The first shipment of Zanshin Gear arrived today - jackets, golf shirts, and ball caps. Nice.
  • No classes at the Mews Centre, as they undergo renovations, St. John's
  • Classes started at the Kilbride Lions Community Centre, in Kilbride.
  • Classes started at the Kenmount Park Community Centre, in Mount Pearl.

May, June, July 2012

  • Classes in karate & judo were held for interested teens and adults at Michael Foley's Academy of Mixed Martial Arts.
  • A Lunchtime Judo Clinic at the Global Gym went well. Scott Tanner, Judo Canada's Atlantic Regional Technical Officer offered several important coaching tips, June 22nd.
  • Spring training at the Mews Centre is winding-down with a bowling & pizza party.
  • Zanshin Dojo did well at the Spring Provincial Judo Tournament in Gander.
  • Matthew Broaders earned a gold medal in his category
  • Logan Carnell won the gold medal in his weight class and a bronze medal in a heavier weight class.

February 2012

  • Karate has moved location to the Mews Centre on Mundy Pond Road in St. John's. The new start time is Saturday mornings 9am - 10am starting this weekend (Feb 11th).
  • Snowstorms two weekends in-a-row forced us to cancel our Judo classes! It's very hard to prepare Judo athletes for their gradings and competitions when we must cancel our Judo classes.

November 2011

  • Zanshin Dojo did very well at the Provincial Judo Tournament. Logan Carnell won both his fights to capture the Gold Medal in his category. Logan showed great skill, especially in the second round with a half-point (wazari) immediately followed by a full point (ippon).
  • Zanshin Instructor Sensei Bruce Mann was promoted to "Provincial A" Judo Referee.

October 2011- Zanshin Dojo: Start of Year 2

  • Zanshin Dojo has purchased 37 new Judo mats and a new 4x8 crash mat from Montreal, just in time for this week's Judo class at the Mews Centre.
  • On October 29th Judy Quinn was awarded the rank of orange belt in Judo. Judy has already earned an orange belt in Karate. Judy now holds orange belts in both Karate and Judo. Congratulations Judy!
  • Senior instructors of the Newfoundland Karate Association held a training seminar on in Clarenville, Oct 29th.

September 2011

  • Our latest revisions to the Insurance Certificates to hold Karate & Judo classes at the Mews Centre & Wedgewood Park Centre were accepted by The City of St. John's.
  • Sincerest thanks go to George Beckett (Nfld & Labrador Judo Assoc), Troy Croft (Sport NL) and Derek Ryan (Karate NL), and to Barb Wade, Ron Thorne and Betty Clarke at the City for their quick responses to my numerous requests.
  • Sincere thanks also to Principal Andrew Hickey and Chris Earle at Holy Trinity High School for giving us a start, and to Judy Quinn for her continued assistance and support of Zanshin Dojo. 09/29/2011.

January - June 2011

  • A second Karate demonstration was conducted at lunchtime in the school gym by Sensei Wayne Lee with volunteers from the Goulds Karate Dojo, March 11th
  • Karate & Judo classes continued at Holy Trinity High School with Sensei Bruce Mann, Senpai Bob Davis, Senpai Ed Quinn, and Dojo Assistant Judy Quinn, and 4 students.

November & December 2010

  • Judy Quinn was promoted to yellow belt in Karate, December 20th
  • Bob Davis was promoted to yellow belt in Judo, December 18th

  • A Karate demonstration was conducted at lunchtime in the school gym by Sensei Wayne Lee with volunteers from the Goulds Karate Dojo, December 16th
  • A Judo demonstration was conducted at lunchtime in the school gym by Senpai Ed Quinn with several volunteers from the Canada Winter Games, November 16th

October 2010 - Zanshin Dojo: Start of Year 1

  • Zanshin classes in Karate and Judo started on October 8th at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, Newfoundland.
  • Weekly classes were held by Sensei Bruce Mann, Senpai Bob Davis, Senpai Ed Quinn, Dojo Assistant Judy Quinn, and 3 students.
  • Occasional demonstrations took place in the school gym, using the school's folding mats.

June 2010

  • Permission to operate a new Karate club was granted in June 2010 by the Newfoundland Karate Association.

June 2008

  • Permission to operate a new Judo club was granted in June 2008 by the Newfoundland & Labrador Judo Association and Judo Canada
Updated: 10 Sept 2017
SINCE
2010 -  Zanshin Dojo (Newfoundland & Labrador)TM
http://www.zanshindojo.net/ was designed by Bob Davis 
and is a registered domain name with St John's Dojos