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

Kaz Tomiyama

Kaz Tomiyama

Kaz Tomiyama Shodan-ho 2012

I grew up in Port Alberni and during that time I was involved with the local baseball program as a player and with the softball program as a coach. I graduated from Alberni District Secondary School in 1986.

I attended Malaspina College, the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Camosun College (Victoria) and University of Victoria where I finished with a Bachelor of Education with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I have a Master's in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University.

I currently teach at Ballenas Secondary in the Mathematics department. I coached numerous softball teams while in Port Alberni. I have also coached numerous volleyball teams during my time at Ballenas Secondary School. I have had the opportunity to take some volleyball teams to B.C. Provincial Championships and return with a Bronze medal and a Fifth place finish on separate occasions.

I began my Karate- training at the University of Victoria in 1995. I had the opportunity train for three months but then had to discontinue training. I did not take up Karate again until the Fall of 2007 here at Shima Karate.

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