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The St.Catharines Wado Kai Karate Club and the Grimsby Beach Karate Club publish an interclub newsletter 3 to 4 times a year. We encourage the club members to write articles about the martial arts and the possible effects it has made to their personal lives.

The articles are listed from newest to oldest. If you have any comments or questions about any of the articles we would be glad to hear from you!

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Our latest review was added on 7/02/02

Our 25 Year Anniversary - October 2012 by Sensei Neil Prime

Shochu Geiko / Summer Training Camp 2012 by Sensei Neil Prime

Neil Prime interviewed by James Ryan

November 2011 - Interview with the Sportstender, James Ryan

Wado Kai Goes to Fort Bragg - October 2011 by Sensei Peter Avino

Black Belt Time Machine - June 2011 by Sensei James Ryan

Adding Range to Your Kicks - March 2011 by Sensei Neil Prime

Chuck Liddell Seminar- October 2008 by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 34, September 2005
Karate College 2005 - Review...after missing a couple years by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 32, September 2002
Karate College 2002 - 1st time experiance by Sensei Don Gemmell
Karate College 2002 - Review by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 31, December 2001
Benefits of training. by Sensei Neil Prime
Knee up by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 30, July 2001
Bridging the gap. by Sensei Neil Prime
Flexibility by Dr. Sensei Peter Diakow
Basics, Basics, Basics... by Sensei Brian Chmay

Volume 29, April 2001
When do you fire? by Sensei Neil Prime
Ouch! Was that supposed to hurt? by Lauren Fast
Attitude determines altitude by Sensei Walt Fast
Karate, a powerful tool. by Sensei Roberto Scolaro
Transitions by Deanna Gemmell

Volume 28, September 2000
The Physics of Blocking a Kick by Nestor Komar
Was that a point? (Tournament judgeing) by Sensei Neil Prime
Karate College 2000 - An Overview by Sensei Neil Prime
Go Tell the Spartans by Nestor Komar
Kumite by Eddie Fast
Focus by Sensei Walt Fast

Volume 27, June 2000
A Collage of Memories by Sensei Brad Cosby
Analyzing Opponents by Alex Fast
Under the Influence by Sensei Neil Prime

A dedication to Sensei Masaru Shintani
Impressions of a great man. by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 26, April 2000
The Open Circuit by Sensei Neil Prime
The Essense of Karate by Nestor Komar
Keeping Motivated by Sensei Neil Prime
Karate by Kelly Gilbert
Soaring with Eagles by Sensei Walt Fast

Volume 25, Feb 2000
Kata by Sensei Randy Friessen
Stressing the New Year by Lauren Fast
The New Millenium by Sensei Brian Chmay

Volume 24, Sept 1999
What Karate Means to Me by Erin De Forest
Karate College 1999 by Sensei Neil Prime
Karate at a Higher Level by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 23, June 1999
Key Points in Sparring by Sensei Neil Prime
My First Karate Tournament by Brandi Rae
What Karate is to Me by Ryan Rae
Karate is for everyone! by Tyler Smith

Volume 22, April 1999
A Taste of Texas by Sensei Peter Leithch
Tension and Relaxation by Sensei Walt Fast
Training Strategies by Sensei Neil Prime
A Job Well Done by Sensei Mark Hannah

Volume 21, January 1999
Breathing In and Out by Sensei Mark Hannah
Wrestling in Karate by Art Ashukian
Reflections of my First Year by Nestor Komar
Which Martial Art is the Best? by Sensei Neil Prime
Glad I Was There (Joe Lewis) by Sensei Mark Hannah
Give Me Shelter by Sensei Neil Prime
Tournament Jitters by David Phillips-Jones
Team Work by Sensei Randy Friessen

Volume 20, September 1998
Another Step Forward by Rino Stabile
Teaching Karate Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 19, June 1998
Set Ups by Sensei Neil Prime
Sport Kumite by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 18, April 1998
A Taste of Kickboxing by Sensei Neil Prime
Karate by Rino Stabile
Touching Base by Sensei Walt Fast
What Karate Means to Me by Sensei Jim Horne
Weapons by Sensei Neil Prime
Personal Views by Sensei Mark Hannah
Sparring Tips by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 17, December 1997
Do as I Say by Sensei Neil Prime
Reflections by Sensei Walt Fast
A Judges Perspective - Part 2 by Sensei Neil Prime
Questioning Your Motives by Sensei Peter Leitch
Ring Etiquette by Sensei Neil Prime
The Purpose of Karate Tournaments by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 16, September 1997
A Judges Perspective: Part 1 by Sensei Neil Prime
A Quest For Fire by Sensei Brad Cosby
What Karate Means to Me by Ronalda Melanson
Safety Equipment by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 15, June 1997
In Memory of Sensei Peter Ciolfi by Sensei Brad Cosby
Why Karate? by Sensei Neil Prime
Why I Stay in Karate by Sensei Brian Chmay
Road Trip by Sensei Peter Leitch

Volume 14, February 1997
Dedication by Sensei Neil Prime
Getting the Most Out of Your Workout by Sensei Peter Leitch
The Question by Sensei Neil Prime
Tournament After Thoughts by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 13, October 1996
Beyond Blackbelt by Sensei Neil Prime
Karate Training With an Injury by Sensei Peter Leitch
For the Record by Sensei Neil Prime
Contact, Disqualification by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 12, May 1996
More on Kata by Sensei Walt Fast
Sparring Techniques by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 11, January 1996
Why Kata? by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 10, October 1995
The Importance of Footwork by Sensei Neil Prime
The Secret Weapon by Sensei Walt Fast/

Volume 9, July 1995
Control by Sensei Neil Prime
My Home Away From Home by Peter Leitch
Joe Lewis Seminar by Sensei Neil Prime
Should One Cross Train in the Martial Arts? by Sensei Mitch Orr
Training Past 35 by Sensei Walt Fast

Volume 8, January 1995
Karate: A healing Process by Roberto Scorlaro
What is in a Belt by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 7, July 1994
Choosing a Training Partner by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 6, March 1994
Scoring Goals by Sensei Brian Chmay
Ask Sensei by Sensei Walt Fast

Volume 5, November 1993
Karate Tournaments: Why? by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 4, June 1993
Back to Basics by Sensei Mark Hannah
Karate: A Womens' Perspective by Sensei Nancy Chmay
From Shotokan to Wado Kai by Sensei Walt Fast

Volume 3, February 1993
A Second Career: Teaching Karateby Sensei Mike Bannister
The Importance of Kihon Kumite by Sensei Neil Prime

Volume 2, November 1992
Karate: What it means to me by Peter Leitch

Book Reviews

The Book of Five Rings by Miromoto Mushashi
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetone
Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
Health and Fitness in the Martial Arts by Dr. J.C. Canney
Karate Do: My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi
The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho
The Weaponless Warrior by Richard Kim
The Karate Dojo by Peter Urban
The Karate Sensei by Peter Urban
Shotokan Karate by Willy J. Ortiz

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