Quick Note

Summer Schedule started June 26th

Next Kyu Belt Grading

The next kyu belt grading August 11th.... more

Dojo Closed

The dojo will be closed for the July 3rd holiday....more

West Coast Camp

All the Shihans are coming for the West Coast Camp....more

Kumite Seminar

On July 25th we will be having a Kumite Seminar with 2017 Pam Am Champion....more

Braeden Jury

Braeden Jury

Shodan-ho 2015

I was born in Vancouver on February 27, 1999, and after a series of moves around BC, moved to Nanaimo in 2006 at the age of 7 and have lived here ever since.
I started my karate training at the age of 8 at Shima Karate, and am currently in my final year of school at Dover Bay Secondary, after which I hope to study engineering at the University of British Columbia or the University of Waterloo.
Karate, to me, has been a guiding influence in my life, allowing me to face head-on problems I might otherwise avoid, and build my work ethic to become a more determined person. It has also allowed me to work around seemingly impossible situations and find a new angle to approach them from.
This goal, to obtain my black belt, first seemed impossible when I first joined the dojo, but as I worked my way up, it became closer to my reach.
Now that I am here, though, I realize that there is more to my journey through karate than I had seen, and that I have much farther to traverse.
- “A black belt is a white belt who never quit”-

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