I started my karate journey in Romania in 1992 and got my first black belt a few years later. I took a break for a few years after an injury and moving to a different city, but started training again with another club.
After moving to Canada with my family in 2010, I was lucky to bump into a karate class at the YMCA where my son was going for swimming lessons. I joined the club and did everything I could to get back to my previous level. I re-graded for the brown and black belt and continued the journey as a student and later as an instructor.
I see karate as a way of life, a way of understanding yourself better, a way of getting more confident, balanced, coordinated, and flexible in body, mind and spirit. When done properly and constantly, karate helps people in all aspects of their lives.
I continue training and teaching as it is so rewarding to see all the amazing changes our students go through when they focus, work hard and give their best in the dojo.
I really like exploring the world of tea, reading, and biking.
"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