Team Bonsai

We are putting together our

Team Bonsai for 2019.

All members are welcome to join.

Cost: $10 / person drop in fee


Developing an individual’s complete ability cannot be accomplished without the tournament experience.

Competition is the best way to accelerate learning. Most members grade faster due to the extra work they put in for competition.

Learning to deal with “pressure.” Certainly, there is no more pressure than standing up by yourself and demonstrating your skills. People who participate in form competition develop poise and overcome their fear of performing in front of others.

In order to become more competitive, students often increase other types of training methods to improve physical conditioning and performance.

Tournament competitors develop respect, admiration, and friendships with others who share their interest in sport karate.

People who have participated in tournaments are far more effective when instructing others in weapons and in forms.

Great confidence may be developed as competitors overcome their fears and improve their skills. Given enough time, almost all participants will eventually experience success in competition.


Most tournaments will be less than an hour away.

4 - 5 local and two or three out of town. 
1 Optional road trip to Erie PA. as part of team Canada 

One, 1-hour tournament training session before a tournament. Usually a Friday night before the event. Only for people going to the event.


All members will have the option to buy their own Team Bosai Gi $100. Gi owners may wear their gi to class for as long as they are members.