I started training with Sensei Phillip and Sensei Nancy in 2010 with my eldest child. I was always one of those kids who struggled in gym class, so I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed karate. My child quit after a couple of years, but I had found my passion and continued. I convinced my husband to train as well and it is a fantastic activity to do together!
I primarily assist Sensei Nancy with the weekday afternoon classes and Sempai Natasha with the Tiny Tigers program. I have previous experience with youth as a Girl Guide leader and through volunteering at the YMCA preschool programs. I compete at provincial and national levels in the senior (45+) division as I believe it is important to both challenge myself and to be a role model for other females within our dojo. I have also attended training camps and seminars throughout Canada and the US.
"During my 30 years of training I have explored other disciplines and organizations but my love and passion lies with Shotokan Karate"Read More
"My diverse experiences training in other Shotokan associations have honed my skill-set to pass along my knowledge to our students."Read More
"I am passionate about my karate and get a great sense of satisfaction at watching the growth of the students throughout their training."Read More
"I’m passionate about many athletic endeavours, but I enjoy Traditional Shotokan Karate the most"Read More
"I’m proud of how far so many of our long standing students have come, exceeding not only our expectations but, more importantly, their own."Read More
"I’m a Romanian-Canadian with over 10 years karate experience in both countries"Read More
"Karate for me is a lifelong physical, mental and spiritual journey, on which I’m always learning new things!"Read More
"I love to train for the physical challenge as well as the mental challenge."Read More
"I compete at provincial and national levels in the senior (45+) division as I believe it is important to both challenge myself and to be a role model for other females within our dojo."Read More
"One of my goals was to achieve my Shodan when I was 50 years young – and I did!"Read More
"It’s amazing to be a part of something that leaves you continually inspired by your sensei, sempai and fellow karateka alike."Read More