Ontario Grand Nationals

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Bernardo Karate will host our annual tournament on Saturday, September 28th at Carling Heights Community Centre.  Our event will feature over 145 divisions of competition for students of all belt levels and age categories.  Over the years our event has become one of Canada’s top martial arts tournaments. We have earned this honour with the support of our students who help provide both a high level of organization and competition.  Leading up to the tournament, our Instructors will be helping students prepare in class. We want every student to have a fun and positive experience, especially if this is their very first competition. For all students wishing to compete at our event, Shihan will hold 2 special workshops:  Tuesday, September 17th at our Dearness Studio from 6:30-7:30 pm and Friday, September 20th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at our Oxford Studio.

In order to host a successful event, we also need volunteers.  For Black belts, we need help with refereeing and officiating.  To help new black belts with what is required, we are hosting a judging clinic on Wednesday, September 20th from 8:00-8:30 pm at our Oxford Studio.  For other students and parents, we need help with scorekeeping, set-up and registration.  We will have sign-up sheets for these tasks. All help is greatly appreciated. 

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