1st Dan, Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association
Shotokan Karate in Romania from 1981-1986
Kung Fu at WKFA for 2 years starting in 1998
Grand River Karate in 2010
Achieved Shodan in November 2016
Software engineer since 1991.
Why I Started
I had been looking to join a martial arts club for a while, when in 2010 while surfing the net I came across Grand River Karate's web page. On the same evening I showed up for a trial class at GRK, then after a week I signed up and never looked back.
Why I like Shidokan
I liked the approach of a martial art based on natural movement that doesn't strain or damage one's joints. Also, Shido-kan is a lot more that just kicking and punching, which I found interesting. I value the opportunity to train with Sensei Seikichi Iha and I attended all National Training Seminars in Lansing since I started training at Grand River Karate.
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