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Dec 2017 – Daniel Hart

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Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart, 3rd Dan – Colchester, England Daniel started karate when he was 12 years old. He joined Colchester Shotokan Karate under the instruction of Sensei Lawerence Klein. At the time he joined karate, kids from his school were doing karate and getting lots of trophies from competitions. “I wanted to win competitions like them. Of […]

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Nov 2017 – Roger Peroune

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Roger Peroune

Roger Peroune, 4th Dan – Guyana In 1997 at the age of 6, Roger Peroune began his journey in karate at the YMCA dojo in Guyana. His original instructors included, Shihan Charles Woon-A-Tai, Sensei Amir Khouri and Sensei Jackie Gomes. Over the years, he received Kyu ranks examinations conducted by a mixture of Masters including Shihan […]

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Oct 2017 – Jean Valiquette

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Jean Valiquette

Jean Valiquette, 5th Dan – Quebec Combat sports have appealed to Sensei Jean Valiquette at an early age. Who else but himself is in the best position to explain this attraction? Let’s listen to him: “I remember vividly the kiai I heard coming from the Diocesan Centre located on the street right next to mine in […]

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Sep 2017 – Joannie Levesque

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Joannie Levesque

Joannie Levesque, 3rd Dan – Quebec Joannie Levesque (3rd Dan) started karate when she was 8 years old under the instruction of Sensei Jean-Francois Boucher. Her first test was in 2003 with Sensei Bryan Mattias. Every six months she would test for another kyu rank with Sensei Mattias. Her Shodan exam was in 2009 with Master […]

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Aug 2017 – Karen MacDonald

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Karen MacDonald

Karen MacDonald, 4th Dan – Cotati, California Karen MacDonald (4th Dan) started karate when she was 11 years old. “What brought me to the Martial Arts was an 11 year old, shy, insecure, little me. Both my sister and I started at the same time. In fact we were the first females in Bolton, Ontario to […]

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Jul 2017 – Jennifer Foster

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Jennifer Foster

Jennifer Foster, 6th Dan – Bruce Mines, Ontario Jennifer Foster (6th Dan) is the only girl and the youngest of 4 children. She watched old martial arts movies with her brothers and when karate came to Bruce Mines, in 1987 under Sensei Carlos Salinas, she thought it would be “really cool” to be able to do […]