Press Release 2


Okinawan Rengokai World Traditional Karate /
Kobudo Championships Results

Atlanta, Georgia - August 2001

August 19, 2001

The Rising Sun Karate Club is proud to announce that one of its members, 14 year old Jason Boivin enjoyed much success in Atlanta. As a member of Team Canada he represented his country with distinction. As you know Jason won his place on Team Canada at trials held in Ottawa on April 21 and 22, 2001 to represent his country at the Okinawan Rengokai World Traditional Karate / Kobudo Championships. The 2001 Championships was held in Atlanta Georgia from August 7 to 11, 2001. The first time that the competition was held outside of Okinawa. The next tournament will be held in 2003 in Okinawa.

Jason devoted many hours of study in the Goju Ryu style of Karate since the end of February 2001. He trained on average 4 hours a day 7 days a week to prepare for this prestigious tournament. His hard work and dedication was not only an inspiration but prepared him well for Atlanta. I am proud to announce that Jason placed 9th in Kobudo (Weapons - Bo), 4th in Kumite (sparring) and 1st in Kata (forms) in his age division. I wish to offer my hearth felt congratulations to Sensei Jason Boivin for his outstanding accomplishments. He has surpassed all my expectations and I am very proud of him.

The Rising Sun Karate Club held a number of fund-raising events and canvassed local businesses in an effort to raise funds to help defray Jasons expenses. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who made the trip to Atlanta possible by their support.


Sensei Andr Durocher
President and Head Instructor
Arrow Up Rising Sun Karate Club


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