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1970s

1970:

Mr. Welch moves to Vancouver with his family and starts leading the UBC Karate Club. Al Fukushima was leading at that time.

Gene Malac from Eastern Canada, while in Los Angeles meets Ohshima Sensei and becomes an SKA member.

George Quesey from Eastern Canada is training in Judo in Long Beach and meets Ohshima Sensei, who is teaching karate at the same dojo. Mr. Quesey joins SKA.

1971:

Mr. Ono visits Vancouver at Norman's invitation and leads several practices.

Mr. Ono introduces Mr. Welch to Ohshima Sensei. Ohshima Sensei invites Norman to Summer Special Training in Ojai, California. At the end of Special Training, Mr. Welch is invited by Ohshima Sensei to join SKA.

In the Fall, Mr. Welch joins SKA. The UBC Karate Club joins as well.

Ohshima Sensei visits Vancouver to lead practice and conducts Canada Shotokan's first dan test.

1972:

Mr. Welch meets with Mr. Malec and Ohshima Sensei in Vancouver. Ohshima Sensei invites them to form Canada Shotokan with 3 dojos: UBC in Vancouver; Westmount YMCA in Montreal; and Sept-Iles in Upper Quebec. Ohshima Sensei appoints Mr. Welch the President of Canada Shotokan, Mr. Malec the Vice-President and Mr. Quesey the Treasurer.

1974:

Caylor Adkins (godan from SKA) leads Canada Shotokan's first special training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Ohshima Sensei visits Montreal. Mr. Malec invites Roland Duval to meet Ohshima Sensei for the first time. Roland later joins Canada Shotokan.

Norman visits Japan.

1975:

Caylor Adkins leads the first winter special training for Canada Shotokan East in Montréal.

Jocelyn Bourdeau in Quebec joins Canada Shotokan.

Ohshima Sensei leads a dan test in Canada Shotokan West at the UBC.

1976:

Ohshima Sensei visits Vancouver and encourages members of Canada Shotokan West to open new dojos.

1977:

Ohshima Sensei holds the last black belt grading in BC not connected to a Summer Special Training.

Ohshima Sensei visits Sept-Iles and leads a dan test.

Ohshima Sensei leads a dan test and practices in La Prairie.

Canada Shotokan West starts holding Special Trainings at the YMCA Camp Elphinstone, near Gibsons, BC.

1978:

Ohshima Sensei leads a dan test and practices in Vancouver.

Ohshima Sensei leads practices in La Prairie.

1979:

Ohshima Sensei leads an exchange practice in Kamloops, BC.