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30 June 2023 - Duncan Grades to Nidan and Shodan in Kobudo
Congratulations to Duncan for passing Grading for Nidan in Karate and Shodan in Kobudo.

Shihan Fumio Demura passes

In Loving Memory of Fumio Demura

Born: November 15, 1938 Died: April 24, 2023

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Fumio Demura, a true legend in the world of martial arts. Fumio breathed his last on April 24, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever inspire generations to come.

Fumio Demura was born on November 15, 1938, in Yokohama, Japan. From a young age, it was evident that he possessed an exceptional talent and passion for martial arts. Fueled by a relentless dedication and unwavering commitment, Fumio embarked on a lifelong journey to master the art of karate.

His commitment to his craft led him to train under the renowned master, Ryusho Sakagami, where he honed his skills and developed his signature style. Fumio Demura's mastery of the martial arts was unparalleled, and his expertise extended beyond karate to include kobudo (traditional weapons) and numerous other disciplines.

Fumio's relentless pursuit of excellence brought him international acclaim and recognition. He was a seven-time All Japan Karate Champion and earned the esteemed title of Shihan, a master instructor. Fumio's extraordinary talent and skill were showcased not only in the dojo but also on the silver screen.

As an actor and stunt coordinator, Fumio Demura left an indelible mark on the world of cinema. His most notable role was in the iconic "The Karate Kid" film series, where he served as a stunt double for Pat Morita's character, Mr. Miyagi. His exceptional martial arts abilities and attention to detail brought authenticity to the on-screen fight sequences, captivating audiences worldwide.

Beyond his martial arts achievements, Fumio Demura was known for his humility, grace, and unwavering dedication to sharing his knowledge. He was a beloved teacher and mentor who touched the lives of countless students. Through his books, seminars, and demonstrations, Fumio inspired others to embrace the martial arts as a way of life, promoting discipline, respect, and personal growth.

Fumio Demura's contributions to the martial arts community were recognized with numerous awards and accolades throughout his lifetime. He was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, received the Order of the Rising Sun, and was honored as a Living Legend by the International Martial Arts Council.

Though Fumio Demura has left this world, his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those he inspired. His legacy will forever be intertwined with the history of martial arts, serving as a beacon of inspiration and a testament to the power of dedication and perseverance.

Fumio Demura is survived by his loving family, friends, and the countless students who had the privilege of learning from him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire and guide us all.

Rest in peace, Fumio Demura, and thank you for the extraordinary impact you had on the world. You will be deeply missed.

April 2023 - Takumi, Gopi and Zarah grade
Congratulations to Takumi and Zarah (8th Kyu) and Gopi (3rd Kyu) for successful Grading.

10 November 2022 - Mike Reilly grades to Nidan
Mike was awarded his Second Dan. Congratulations.

14 May 2021 - Pre Blackbelt training in Saskatchewan
Great turnout for our first post-lockdown training. 73 black, red and brown belts turned out to review their basics and kata in preparation for future "dan" advancement. Thank you to all instructors and members who made today a success and to Ryan Deback from the University of Saskatchewan dojo for the great photos!