Vic Hargitt
Hombucho Canada / USA

Japan Trip 2012

Picture above the Japan trip 2012 competators and family,left to right.
Steve White Sensei, Princeton Dojo, Greg Smith and Conrad Northeast, South Langley Dojo, Vic Hargitt Shihan, Michel Villenueve, Diana Villenueve, Louise and Jean-Luc Desgroseilleirs Sensei from Shuswap Hombu Dojo. Not pictured is Guy Villenueve from Shuswap Dojo

We left Vancouver March 15th for Tokyo where we were met by Nose Kaicho and Sohei Iijima Shihan. We all went for a nice Korean Barbecue dinner and then being very tired to our espective homestay.

The following morning waking early we went to Black Belt training at Nakano dojoA good five hours of training and a few bruises on Steve Sensei courtesy of Iijima Shihan we went over anything that was in question.They wanted to know all about what was happening in Canada  and they USA

Monday was a day of shopping at Asakusa where Jean-Luc had Louise spend all of his Money.LOL Monday was another day of touring the Tokyo area and some hard training in preparation for the

Tournament the next day. On the morning of the tournament we left early for the Bumbu Hall where it was to be held. It was a long but worthwhile day. Jean-Luc place second in Senior kata, Steve second in Kumite and kata in his division, Michel fourth in his division defeating many Black Belts on the way and Guy and MIchel placing third in Family kata. Guy also placed third in his division for Kata.

Wendsday saw us off for Okinawa where Nose Kaicho had booked us into a wonderful hotel. We did a little touring that day but the next day we went to Expo Park Aquarium, Shuri Castle and more shopping. That night we attended the Shorei-Kan dojo of Kano Shihan for kata training and a wonderful social evening of chat and good food. Thank you Shihan for that. The following day was very hectic to get back to Tokyo in time for our departure dinner. The homestay Mom's had prepared a wonderful feast for us and many good laughs were shared.

The following afternoon we all met at Hombu Dojo and departed for the airport and a long flight to Calgary and Vancouver. I know that several that went this year are already planning for the return next year. In my own opinion it was a very succesful and happy trip.

A big THANK YOU to Nose Kaicho, Ito Shihan, Ginoza Shihan and Kamei Shihan for guiding us around and looking forward to next year.

Vic Hargitt Shihan-Shorei-Kai Canada


Friday 10 to Sunday 12 AUGUST




  • FRIDAY: - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (training)
  • SATURDAY: - 10:00AM to 11:30 AM (training)

- 12:30 pm to 3:00 PM (Black belt testing)

- 4:00 PM TO 5:30 pm (TRAINING)


SUNDAY: - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (training)


  • -   Training:     - Vic Shihan`s house (2996 Tamerac, Blind Bay) and/or

cedar heights community centre (2316 Lakeview drive,

Blind bay) subject to weather conditions.

  • Black belt testing:  -  Cedar Heights Community Center

    BBQ supper:  -  Cedar Heights Community Center


- No cost for the camp.  Families attending the BBQ are  asked to

bring a salad or dessert to serve 6 to 8 persons.  Please bring your

own beverages.

If you plan to attend

  • Please advise your respective dojo no Later than 31 July, including the number of family members attending the Saturday BBQ.

For additional information

  • Contact Vic Shihan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (250) 675-3155) or

Jean-Luc Sensei ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (250) 675-5460).