Local dojo hosts self defense seminar

The Rocky Mountain Kyokushin Karate Dojo teamed up with a number of regional clubs to showcase self defense techniques.

The Rocky Mountain Kyokushin Karate Dojo hosted its first Goshin jitsu (self defence) seminar over the past weekend.

Instructors for the event included Don Corrigal, 6th dan (master instructor) from the Rocky Mountain Club; Alex Munoz, 4th dan in jujitsu from the Invermere club; Fred Gietz, senior Judo instructor from the Fernie Judo Club; and Daymon Miller, 2nd dan in judo, shodan in Kyokushin karate who has trained as a boxer and mixed martial artist, who came in from Invermere.

Featuring roughly 20 participants from clubs around the region and as far away as Calgary and Vancouver Island, the seminar was split into two parts on Saturday.

For the first half of the day, the event focused on disciplines such as dodging, joint and takedown techniques and chokes. The second half of the day focused on ground, hold down, guard and escape techniques.

Following their training, the group finished off the day with a dinner at Sakura’s Japanese Restaurant.