Karate is helping unpave paradise at Kus-kus-sum
On June 30, the students and instructors of Toshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudo, in Courtenay, completed 108 kata (kata is a series of self-defence techniques combined in a traditional form) as fundraiser for the Kus-Kus-Sum project, in appreciation of Project Watershed’s good work for natural habitat of the valley and the estuary.
Toshikan owner and head instructor, Mac Newton, says that 108 is a special number in Eastern cultures and in karate. In some traditions, 108 is considered the number of completion. Following COVID-19 health requirements the kata were performed outside with physical distancing. In addition to a donation of $108 from the karate school itself, students and parents of students added donations to bring the total to $263. Thank you for helping unpave paradise Toshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudo. If you have a group that wants to throw or has thrown a fundraisier for Kus-kus-sum please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get pictures and post about it on our website. It may encourage other groups to do something similar!
Students doing the 108 kata for Kus-kus-sum
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