Quick Note

Next Kyu Belt Grading

The next kyu belt grading December 15th.... more

Dojo Closed

The dojo will be closed during Christmas....more

Bunkai Seminar

Our three Shihans will be doing a bunkai seminar Jan 13th....more

Adult only Grading

On January 19th there will be an Adult only grading. ....more

Corin Cooper


Shodan-ho 2015

My name is Corin Cooper. I was born April 11, 2002 in Nanaimo B.C. This year I am starting at Dover Bay High School. I enjoy Math, Science, Social Studies and Art. I always study hard and one day I hope to become a doctor.

In 2007 my parents enrolled me at the Shima Karate School in Lantzville with Sensei Maximchuk After my ?rst class I was hooked. For 4 years I trained at that dojo and leamed a huge amount of the training of Karate. I moved to Shima Karate Nanaimo under Sensei Nordli where I am currently training.

In Karate, I have participated in numerous tournaments. In the last 5 years I have quali?ed for the Provincial Championships, and in January 2015 I went to the National Championships where I trained with the B.C. team. As a result, I got fourth in the -48kg Ktunite division.

Two years ago I got a chance to teach some of the younger classes and samurai classes. I enjoy teaching and it helps me review my curriculum. I am currently a brown belt in the art of Kobudo and train with multiple weapons including bo, tonfa, kama, knife, sai and many more. I always have fun training in the Weapons class.

Now that Iím entering high school, I hope to try out for the various sports teams, cross-country and some Track and Field events. I intend to continue playing sports throughout my life and look forward to continuing my training in Goju-Ryu Karate.

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