Sensei Winter Smith – Ni-dan


I remember always wanting to train karate, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I’d sit on the side at the dojo and watch all the students throw a punch or a kick and would always think, “I want to do that”. I was always too nervous to ask to train because I worried what people would think. Was I just training because my parents were forcing me to?

Brief History of Training and Accomplishments

2010: Starting training with the Kanto Sho Karate Club

2019: Received Shodan

2019-2021: Karate Alberta Provincial Team Member


All Japan Full Contact Karate Tournament – 2022 / 2023

Parkland Shotokan Karate Tournament – 2023 Gold and Bronze

Canadian Shotokan Karate Tournaments – 2012-2021 Golds and Silvers

Canadian Shotokan Karate Tournament – 2018 Most Spirited Award

Karate Canada Nationals – 2019

Karate AB Tournament – 2019 Elite Division Gold

Karate AB Tournament – 2018 Elite Division Gold

Karate AB Tournaments – 2016-2019 Golds, Silvers and Bronzes