Students of Tallack Martial Arts and The Tallack’s Karate Kids Program in Kingston will be holding their annual summer competition and black belt grading events on Saturday, June 2nd.
The summer skills competition, tournament, and BBQ celebrates the end of year accomplishments of the Karate Kids School Program and gives students a chance to test for Black Belt ranking in Karate or Kung-Fu.
Set to begin at 10am at Cataraqui Woods Elementary School, admission is by monetary or non-perishable food donation to The Kingston Food Bank and the event should be concluded around noon.
After the morning’s event, they will move on to the annual Senior Belt Examination and Black Belt Test at Tallack Martial Arts Dojo.
Lead by Master Instructor Hanshi Ken Tallack, the examination will be a test of endurance, stamina, knowledge, and physical ability as it will run from 1pm to 9pm, according to a release that adds “Depending on the weather, we will also travel to nearby Lions Civic Gardens for some outdoor training during the examination.”
More than 10 students will be testing for various ranks of Black Belt mastery in Karate and Kung-Fu, with other students testing for rank promotions to help them along the road to their future black belt test.
Once the test is completed, there will be a social gathering to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments.
This event is open to the public as it is also the school’s fundraiser “Party in the Park” and organizers will be accepting donations from the public for the Food Bank. For more information, visit www.kingstonkarate.com