SANSHiN MARTiAL ARTS
karate - kobudo - self defense
Sensei Tim 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 teaching his teen students a variety of bunkai applications (self defence from the kata), grappling skills and kobudo kumite (partner drills with traditional Okinawan weapons)
Sensei Yanick holds the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree black belt. He is a dedicated instructor for our kids and teen classes. He is also a certified Ontario physical education teacher. Sensei Yanick brings his enthusiasm to every class!
Sensei Patrick holds the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree black belt. He is a regular instructor for our Dragons and Senior Kids classes. Sensei Patrick enjoys passing on his sparring skills and knowledge to the students
Sensei John holds the rank of Nidan 2nd degree black belt. He regularly assists in our kids and adult classes. Sensei John is a dedicated instructor who enjoys refining the students' stances and blocks
Sensei Olaf holds the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree black belt. He is a patient and meticulous teacher with our kids, teens and adults. Sensei Olaf enjoys dissecting his kata and perfecting his moves. He studies the details and shares this knowledge with the students
Sensei Linda holds the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree black belt. She also holds a Shodan, 1st degree black belt, in Wado-Ryu Karate! She often assists the kids, teens and adults. Sensei Linda has a wealth of experience and knowlege in traditional Okinawan karate to share
All ranks and titles for our Black Belt instructors have been awarded on merit in open testing conducted by a grading board comprised of senior ranking Black Belts and are sanctioned by the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Kyokai in Okinawa, Japan.
Renshi Sandy has studied various martial arts over the past 30 years including Shorin-ryu and Goju-ryu Karate, Judo and Tai Chi. She specializes in self defence and has run seminars throughout Ontario for thousands of participants from schools and organizations including McMaster University, The Ontario Court of Justice, The Ontario Teachers Federation and Toronto Community Services. She presently holds the international rank of Renshi, 5th degree black belt, Godan, in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and Shodan, 1st degree black belt in Okinawan Kobudo (traditional weapons)