Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Karate is helping unpave paradise at Kus-kus-sum

Toshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudo

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 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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