SANSHiN MARTiAL ARTS
karate - kobudo - self defense
All ranks for our Black Belt Instructors are internationally recognized and have been awarded through stringent testing in front of a grading board made up of numerous senior ranking Black Belts from the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate Association.
Sensei Tim presently holds the rank of Sandan, 3rd Degree Black Belt and has been studying karate since he was a Little Dragon beginning at age 4. Sensei Tim enjoys bringing to his teen students a flavour of the bunkai and kobudo kumite skills he acquires at various training workshops throughout the year. Sensei Tim is an active teacher for the teen classes.
Renshi Sandy has studied various martial arts forms over the past 30 years including Goju-Ryu Karate, Judo, Tai Chi and Shorin-Ryu Karate. She presently holds the international rank of Renshi, 5th Degree Black Belt (Godan) in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate. Renshi Sandy was promoted to this rank by Hanshi Judan Minoru Nakazato, chief instructor of the worldwide Shorinkan who came from Okinawa to head an international association grading held in Wisconsin, USA. She is head instructor of Sanshin Martial Arts
Sensei Yanick holds the rank of Shodan, 1st degree Black Belt. He is a dedicated teacher for our Dragons and Senior Kids classes. Presently studying towards his university degree in physical education, Sempai Yanick brings his enthusiasm to every class!
Sensei Patrick holds the rank of Shodan, 1st degree Black Belt. He is a regular instructor for our Dragons, Senior Kids and Teen classes. Sempai Patrick is a dedicated student who enjoys passing on his kata skills and his sparring knowledge to the students.
Sempai John holds the rank of Shodan-Ho, pre-black belt. He regularly assists in our Senior Kids and Adult classes. Sempai John is a dedicated student who enjoys refining the students' stances and blocks.
Sempai Dan holds the rank of Shodan-Ho, pre-black belt. He is a regular teacher for our Dragons and Senior Kids classes. Sempai Dan is a skilled student who enjoys helping the kids refine their technique through various drills and partner sparring.
Renshi Steve presently holds the rank of Godan, 5th degree black belt. Sensei Steve is an excellent teacher for our senior kids, teens and adults classes as he shares his expertise in bunkai, kata applications and kumite.