Queen's University Karate Club

Steve Litt

Queen's University Karate Club



 Mudansha (Coloured Belt Rank)  DATE: PROMOTED BY:
White Belt  Sep 1979 (Kenyukai)  Started 
Yellow Belt  Apr 1980 (Kenyukai)  Sensei Ken Fuller 
Orange Belt  Jan 1981 (Kenkukai)  Sensei Ken Fuller 
Green Belt (4th)  Jan 1982 (Kenyukai)  Sensei Ken Fuller 
Green Belt (3rd)  Jan 1983 (Kenyukai)  Sensei Ken Fuller 
Brown Belt (2nd)  Jun 1984 (Kenyukai)  Sensei Ken Fuller 
Brown Belt (1st)  Mar 1985 (Kenyukai)  Sensei Ken Fuller 
 YUDANSHA (Black Belt Rank)  DATE PROMOTED BY:
 Shodan   Jul 1988(Kenkokan)   Sensei Doug Roberts 
 Nidan   MMM DD YYYY     
 Sandan   MMM DD YYYY     


- Left Queens May 85,
- Moved to Toronto and met up with Luce Campbell and Doug Roberts
- Started Butsudokan Fall 85, in my building on Parliament Street (Steve Litt, Doug R., Luce C. & Eric Perlman)
- Moved club to an empty warehouse on Parliament Street (downtown Toronto) in early 86?
- Relocated club to Crescent Town (East end of Toronto) in mid 1986?
- Recommended for exam June 1986
- 1st Dan Test May 1987
- Awarded 1st Dan July 1988
- The rest of the story....
- Recommended for 2nd Dan test in 1989. Club had Doug Roberts, Luce Campbell, Rick Black, (Wolf Boggs then occasionally coming to Crescent Town too).
- Summer 1989 withdrew "temporarily" to focus on work & renovate home for new baby.
- Spring 1990 became a dad & took a two year transfer to the USA
- Returned in 1992 (with 2 babies!)
- Workplace was relocated to west of Toronto, so moved closer to work.
- Contemplated starting a club in west end; couldn't find a facility.
- Got hooked on the gym, distance running & ice hockey. Still go to the gym, play hockey and occasionally do bagwork. Occasionally practice katas, bo, chucks or the couple of kumites I recall & taught to a friend.

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