Karate in Sooke alive and well – Victoria News

If you’re looking for a guide for your journey through the sport of karate, Nick Dickinson-Wilde has the chops to do it.

Dickson-Wilde won two bronze medals at the recent Karate BC Provincial Championships.

“I’m very happy to walk away with two bronze medals,” said Dickinson-Wilde, who also served as a judge at the tournament. “It was obvious that the pandemic had impacted everyone’s level of competition, but there was a good turnout with a high level of competition.”

Dickinson Wilde, won bronze in the Kata discipline, which involves demonstrations in a sequence of movements, as well as a bronze in combat. He is already planning the Victoria Open Karate Championship on June 26 at Central Middle School in Victoria.

Sensei Dickinson-Wilde, who operates Sooke Shukokai with his wife, Sensei Suzi Dickinson-Wilde, said they recently resumed classes after closing for two years due to COVID-19.

“It’s been a bit slow so far with some people still concerned about the restrictions, but it’s definitely picking up speed,” he said. “It’s great to train with other people besides my wife again.”

They had around 60 members, from beginners to adults, attending classes that were held at the Fred Milne Park clubhouse before the closure, and the couple are eager to get back to pre-pandemic numbers.

If you would like more information, including class prices and times, please go online to sookekarate.ca.

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