Sensei Chris Zou


In the summer of 2014, I took part in Trico Centre’s All Sport One Day program. It was my first taste of karate, and while I was intimidated at first by the idea of participating in a martial art, it felt as if a flame had been ignited that gave me a desire to push past my comfort zone. The Sensei’s and instructors encouraged me to seek improvement, train to be better, and to reflect on the journey I was on. Ever since, that mindset has fueled my motivations in all aspects of my life; all the way from academics to teaching and training. What I love most about karate is the fact that it is more than just a class you take once or twice a week, but a way of life that you carry on every step of the way.

Brief History of Training and Accomplishments

2014: Joined the Kanto Sho Karate Club

2023: Received Shodan


All Japan Full Contact Karate Tournament – 2023

Canadian Shotokan Karate Tournament – 2023

South Calgary Annual Karate Tournament – 2023 Gold