4th Dan, Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association
Position at Grand River Karate
Grand River Karate board of director
1st Aid Certified
Self -Employeed Certified Electrician, Home Renovations
Began in 1987 in Berlin, Germany
1991 KW Karate
1994 Grand River Karate
1st Degree black belt from Kai-Shin Association
Why I Started
Primarily for self-defense and fitness, and I was looking for something different from work (a hobby/interest).
As a result of karate in my life, I am a more centred person, calmer and more patient when faced with difficult situations. I have attended many seminars and karate camps over my years of study and especially enjoyed attending the International Shidokan conference last summer in Lansing, Michigan. e.g. Personal growth, awards, experiences.
Why I like Shidokan Karate
It's a very structured method with excellent self-defense applications. More importantly, I enjoy working out with fellow club members and have been impressed and admire the higher-ranking Shido-kan instructors I have met, especially Iha Sensei.
What I Enjoy About Teaching
I enjoy sharing my karate skills with others, helping them to achieve their personal goals. I have had many good teachers over the years and hope to take their best qualities and make any class I teach a rewarding, exciting experience for the students.