Sensei Tracy MacKeracher – San-dan

Honorary Instructor

When I was 7 years old, my mom signed me up for karate classes at the Institute of Karate in Calgary. I was being bullied at school and my mom wanted me to learn how to defend myself. Soon enough, karate became my main out-of-school activity. I have always enjoyed the physical and mental challenge that karate provides. Karate is also where I discovered that I love teaching. Once students reach the rank of San Kyu (green belt), they are encouraged to assist in teaching beginner students as a means of expanding their own learning and development…after all, “teaching teaches the teacher”. Teaching others as a 12-years-old, sparked a passion that has led me to pursue teaching opportunities in my career as a marine biologist.