BUSHiDO KiDS KARATE
All ranks for our Black Belt Instructors are internationally recognized and have been awarded through stringent testing in front of a grading board comprised of numerous senior ranking black belts from the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate Association, with headquarters in Okinawa, Japan.
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.
Sempai Mitchell holds the rank of Shodan-Ho pre-black belt. He is a regular teacher for our Dragons and Senior Kids classes. Sempai Mitchell is a hard working student who enjoys putting the kids through a good work out and correcting their exercise form.
Renshi Sandy has studied various martial arts over the past 30 years including Shorin-Ryu Karate, 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. Renshi Sandy was promoted to this rank by Hanshi Minoru Nakazato, president of the worldwide Shorinkan from Okinawa. She is head instructor at Bushido Kids Karate
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 variety of bunkai applications and kobudo kumite skills. Sensei Tim is an active teacher for the teen classes.
Sensei Yanick holds the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree Black Belt. He is a dedicated teacher for our Dragons, Senior Kids and Teen classes. Presently studying towards his university degree in physical education, Sempai Yanick brings his enthusiasm to every class!
Sensei Patrick holds the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree Black Belt. He enjoys instructing our Dragons, Senior Kids and Teen classes. Sempai Patrick is a dedicated instructor who enjoys passing on his kata skills and his sparring knowledge to the students.
Sensei Olaf holds the rank of Shodan, 1st 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 Shodan, 1st degree black belt. She also holds a 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.
Sensei John holds the rank of Shodan 1st degree black belt. He regularly assists in our Senior Kids and Adult classes. Sempai John is a dedicated instructor who enjoys refining the students' stances and blocks.