Sempai Christine Ulicki

Christine Ulicki

Sempai Christine Ulicki - shodan (1st dan) Assistant Instructor

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.

Facts about me

  • I love camping with my family
  • I volunteer for an organization called PALS with our labradoodle providing pet visitation therapy
  • I play violin and am currently a member of the Calgary Community String Orchestra
  • I hold both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology
  • I am a total geek; I enjoy reading/watching sci-fi and fantasy genres and playing 4X strategy games

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