Quick Note

Next Kyu Belt Grading

The next kyu belt grading April 6th.... more

Spring Break

The dojo will be open during Spring Break....more

Adult Grading

The next Adult grading is March 16th at 7:30....more

Victoria Cup

The Victoria Cup will be April 28th....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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