SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2007

Shihan Roman Szyrajew 7th Dan President of the Canadian Kyokushin Organization

Shihan Roman Szyrajew  7th Dan President of the Canadian Kyokushin Organization

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Shihan Roman Szyrajew is the President of the Canadian Kyokushin Organization (IKO 3)  and also the Chairman of the North American Kyokushin Organization.


SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2007

We are pleased to announce the Second Annual Shihan Roman Maine Beach Training Seminar for the weekend of Sept. 22-23, 2007.  Last year, our inaugural event was a tremendous success, with over 50 participants.  This year, we plan to make the event even more fun and memorable.  The same general idea will apply: 

bullet Arrival at our accommodations, the White Cap Village (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) on Friday, September 21 at the latest
bullet Training Saturday morning, September 22 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a  lunch break and afternoon training from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

·         Group supper Saturday evening for anyone interested at a nearby restaurant (each person pays for his/her own meal)

bullet Training Sunday morning, September 23, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
bullet Check out at noon; back home by suppertime.

The training will be done on the beach and in the water with full Karate Gi.  Bring your Bo as we will also do weapons and self-defense. 

COST:   US$25 per person for the training. This covers the costs of the certificate for each participant, Shihan Roman’s expenses, his fee for teaching and participating with us in this event, and the costs of a commemorative cap or t-shirt.


 CONTACT:   Steve or Louise Bergeron
                        White Cap Village (corner of Grand and Bay)
                        Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Tel:  207-934-2553

 All units are full efficiencies with dishes, utensils, stove, fridge, etc, so you can prepare meals if you wish.  The units rent out for about US$60 per night.  If there is no more room at the White Cap, ask Louise or Steve to refer you to nearby places.  Tell them you are with the Karate group.


CONTACT:  Shihan Roman at 514-244-8191 or, or                                           
                       Sensei John Kalaidopoulos at 514-426-5847 or, or
                       Sensei Ronald Auclair at 514-871-5477 or


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Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Old Orchard Beach is a town in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 8,856 at the 2000 census. Located on the inner side of Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, the town is a popular summer beach destination, with an amusement park Palace Playland (including a large seaside ferris wheel). The downtown contains many tourist-oriented businesses, including clam shacks and t-shirt shops. A wooden pier on the beach contains many other tourist business, including a variety of souvenir shops. The seven mile long beach stretching away from the downtown is lined with many beach residential properties, condominiums, motels and bed and breakfasts.

The CDP has a total area of 19.6 km² (7.6 mi²). 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.32%) is water.

Old Orchard Beach is the twin city of the French seaside resort of Mimizan, as a reminder of the pionner aircraft crossing of the Atlantic by Assolant, Lefèvre and Lotti in 1929.

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,856 people, 4,294 households, and 2,254 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 459.0/km² (1,188.8/mi²). There were 6,222 housing units at an average density of 322.5/km² (835.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.54% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 4,294 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,568, and the median income for a family was $47,952. Males had a median income of $36,089 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,929. About 7.7% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


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