I first started training Renbukai karate at the Kanto Sho Karate Club at the age of 7 along side my mother. We joined karate because we wanted to find something new that we could both do together. Karate has been nothing but beneficial to my life. I have been training for 15 years and teaching for 9, I have acquired many skills through out my training. These skills include learning to defend myself and others, commitment, being patient, discipline and fitness. I first traveled to Japan in 2014 to grade for my Shodan and compete in the All Japan Full Contact tournament. In August of 2016 I traveled back to Japan with members of the Kanto Sho Karate Club to train with some of the most skillful champions that Japan has ever had. Karate has given me a lot of opportunities in life and a passion for learning it’s way.
2004: Started Training with the Kanto Sho Karate Club
2014: Received Shodan
2017: Received Nidan
Placed gold, silver and bronze in following tournaments:
- Canadian Shotokan Karate Association Invitational
- Shotokan Cup – Karate Alberta
- Calgary Karate Cup – Karate Alberta
- 2014: All Japan Full Contact Tournament
I also assist teach children’s karate classes at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.