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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, AUGUST 21, 2013
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The guest speaker at a meeting
tonight (August 21) on parenting
teens will be former rape victim
Louise Nicholas. The meeting is
being held at Thrive Church, 86
Victoria St, Rangiora. The
audience is advised content is
unsuitable for children under
13 years of age and teenagers
should be accompanied by a
parent or caregiver. Ms Nicholas
will be supported by a panel of
The Waipara Valley Farmers'
Market is held year-round on
Saturdays -- whether it's raining,
hailing, or sunny -- from 9am-
12noon, outside the Hurunui
District Council Chambers in
Amberley. At this time of the year,
you should be able to find
asparagus, strawberries, salad
greens, eggs, fish, olive oil and
bread, along with home baking,
preserves and condiments.
The Ashley River bridge at Cones
Rd, Rangiora, is open again. It was
precautionary measure once the
river reached a certain level at
6am on Sunday, reopening at
2.30pm on Monday. The Ashley
bridge was closed in June after
storms washed away a pier in the
middle of the bridge.
Take part in 30-minute classes at
the Woodend Art and Craft Expo
this Sunday, at the Woodend
Community Centre, from 10am to
3pm. Creative activities including
candle-making, pottery, sugarcraft,
children's crafts, manga comic
drawing, rock painting, jewellery-
making and more will be on offer.
Tickets are available at The Grub
Hub Cafe. $4 per person per
class, or 3 classes for $10. For
more information, call Kirstyn
Barnett on 03 312 5150 or
021 312 230.
Learning from masters
Karate club has experience of a lifetime in Japan
By CATE BROUGHTON
BEST TEACHER: Abby Burkin, from Fernside, gets instruction from Master Higa (left) and Master Gima (middle), while
Amy Dickens from Christchurch watches on, at the Goju-ryu Karate centre in Okinawa, Japan.
The first time you go there, you
really don't know what to expect.
It's a bit like going to the Vatican
and meeting the Pope. You hope
for a handshake, but you will take
whatever you get.''
-- Kane Hampton
A TRIP to the headquarters of
Goju-ryu Karate in Okinawa,
Japan, was an almost spiritual
experience, says one member of
the Canterbury group that took
part in the pilgrimage.
The group of 46, including 19
children, travelled to Japan to
train under elderly Goju-ryu mas-
ters in the legendary karate city
Fernside club member Kane
Hampton said the whole trip
exceeded his greatest expecta-
tions and he found the exper-
The first time you go there,
you really don t know what to
expect. It s a bit like going to the
Vatican and meeting the Pope.
You hope for a handshake, but
you will take whatever you get.
However, as there were only
two other visitors, the group was
offered a three hour lesson with
the masters each day.
It was just the respect. You
take your shoes off at the door,
you bow before you enter. There s
an eerie silence in the hall, there
are all the masters photos
around the top -- it was like walk-
ing on hallowed ground a bit.
Mr Hampton said the oldest
master is 85, but still impres-
sively strong and agile.
When you earn a compliment,
big grin and the thumbs up, and
they say excellent , you know
you ve nailed something and it
means so much.
Club members spent a year
fundraising the $100,000 to get
the whole group to Okinawa, club
instructor Hayden Wilmott said.
He visited the Goju-ryu centre
for a world championship event
when he was 18.
It was the best thing I have
done in my karate life. It s for
people who want to take the next
step in karate.
I liken it to being trained
by Pete Sampras if you were a
The attention that was given
to the Canterbury club by the
masters was extraordinary, Mr
It was well and above all our
expectations to have six or so
masters there on hand to train us
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