Sunday, January 30, 2011

more updates..

16th January 2011, Sunday. IIUM Karate-Do Closed Tournament, IKCT 2011. First time ever tournament for MASUM selection. It was a good program, an exposure to new and old members who never go to any tournament. Indeed a very good start for them. For so call athlete, it is the time to try new techniques. But I believed that most of the participants are new. So it is a good start for all karateka.

Oh, this selection or tournament is not only for karateka Gombak campus, the other three UIA campus also join this selection. So it is also a moment to meet karateka from PJ, Nilai and Kuantan. We fight in the ring, outside the ring we are buddies. hehe

29th January 2011, Saturday. MAKAF selection for Selangor team at Shah Alam. Result will be out next week, hope that all UIA karateka who went there today will be selected. Lets make doa for what is best for them. Btw, only Malaysian citizens can join MAKAF. So hope that all of them will be selected.

Selangor selection for MAKAF is in the morning till afternoon. On the evening, after maghrib, some of us headed to Restaurant Nelayan, Titiwangsa to join AGD Karateka PJ. About the same steamboat like the one we has at Kunang-kunang. But over there got ketam @crabs :)  They had some multimedia presentation, some short speech (very short indeed), and food of course. Btw, there are only 4 representative from Gombak campus, Aman, Ameen, Luqman, n me myself. But only Aman join their program since morning to Tambun.

thats all for now.. happy holiday to all UIA gombak citizens.

Tuesday and Friday dojo training will be as usual

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

another great weekend

last week, with WUT n WRY, we went to Sensei Fadhil dojo at Bangi for assisant instructor seminar. how to be a good instructor. how karate dojo has change with season. this remind me of the first dojo that I joined back then n my dojo now. karate does change with time, mostly the teaching style. I hope I can now be a better assistant instructor. Those who went to the seminar: Sensei Shamsiah, Sensei Iman, Senpai Luqman, Senpai Khadijah, Senpai Hajar, Senpai Idris, Senpai Qatrun n Senpai Aisyah. we arrived at Karateworks dojo around zuhor time, so we missed the black belt ceremony. but I guessed it is not too late to congratulate our new sensei. sensei Fatima, sensei Rijal n sensei Aisa. hope that I will get my black belt soon. As sensei Najwa once tell me, " If I can, Fatimah can, you also can". there are not many female sensei u see..

anyway, this week we karateka did something good for our club. other than promoting, we also had fun n I believe now our friendship is stronger. what did we do? Karate demo during USC closing ceremony. the only martial art who did demo. hehe. hope that more members will join our club.

then on sunday, some of us when to 1st ever centralized training between MASK n TSKA. program start with stretching, then some kihon (basics). then we were divided into groups. the black belts, the brown belts, n the junior belts. n during the group session we did kata n bunkai. this is the time where many sensei check ur kata. they didnt adjust much of the kata I did, but they corrected my yohon nukite. now I know why it is like that. thank you sensei chan. oh, that is the day I know that each kata have its own set of bunkai. before, I only kow the bunkai of every set of technique. hope that u know what I mean.

I guess thats all for now. all the best in IIUM-close tournament this coming sunday. do your best KARATEKA!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

quick update..

Everybody got pass n get promoted to next kyu during our last grading at female sports complex, IIUM on sunday 12 december 2010. congrats all. n thank you sensei Mizan, sensei Iman, Sensei Fadhil n sensei Najwa..

IIUM (gombak student) who went to the grading:
1. Amanina Hasanah: 4th kyu to 3rd kyu
2. Siti Khadijah: 4th kyu to 3rd kyu
3. Aizuddin Azman: 6th kyu to 5th kyu
4. Nasriah Ropi: 6th kyu to 5th kyu
5. Ameen Topa: 7th kyu to 5th kyu
6. Farah Ameri: 7th kyu to 6th kyu
7. Qatrunnada: 7th kyu to 6th kyu
8. Ili Ajlaa: 8th kyu to 7th kyu
9. Aisyah Suliman: 8th kyu to 7th kyu

current status in IIUM gombak (undergrad student):
two 3rd kyu: Amanina, Khadijah
four 4th kyu: Luqman, Zaid, Umi Nur, Hajar
five 5th kyu: Aizuddin, Nasriah, Ameen, Amnah, Nurul

highest belt IIUM student (shodan):
sensei Fatimah Khatib (promoted to shodan at the same grading, 12/12/2010)

extra info:
9th kyu = white belt, everybody starts here
8th kyu = yellow belt
7th kyu = green belt
6th kyu = blue belt
5th kyu = purple belt
4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st kyu = brown belt (brown belt have 4 stages)
1st dan/shodan = 1st black belt