I started my karate journey in London England in 2005 at the ripe old age of 35. My youngest son started lessons and after a couple of weeks of the Sensei suggesting I join in too that I decided to try it for myself. I have been hooked ever since. After immigrating to Calgary, Canada in 2008, I continued my training with Sensei David Jones in the Northeast of Calgary and successfully gained my Shodan (1st dan black belt) in 2009. In 2010 I switched clubs to train with Sensei’s Phillip and Nancy and to help out with growing the club and with instructing in the beginner classes.
I am currently a ‘C’ level accredited judge and recently achieved my Sandan (3rd degree black belt). I continue to compete in annual Provincial and National tournaments as I feel it helps to make me a better judge. I won a bronze medal in the senior (45-54) division kumite in the ISKF National Tournament in Vancouver in 2016. I am passionate about my karate and get a great sense of satisfaction at watching the growth of the students throughout their training.
I have run my own business since the age of 16 and my hobbies include karate, golfing, web design, DYI and spending time with my family camping.
"During my 30 years of training I have explored other disciplines and organizations but my love and passion lies with Shotokan Karate"Read More
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