Congratulations to Shihan Alice Bernstein of Barbados on her promotion to Eighth Dan. She earned the rank during Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai’s recent trip to the Caribbean.
Ken Woon-A-Tai, 5th Dan — Toronto, Ontario IKD Honbu Upper Beaches & IKD Honbu Downsview Ken Woon-A-Tai (5th Dan) is the son of IKD Founder and Chief Instructor Frank Woon-A-Tai (9th Dan), and is a certified IKD Instructor, Tournament Judge, and Technical Research and Development Director at IKD Honbu. Interested in karate since the age […]
In this feature video, News Room’s Sport Editor Avenash Ramzan looks at the move by ‘A’ Division of the Guyana Police Force to introduce karate as a means of helping youths in several communities charter a positive lifestyle. (Thanks to Guyana’s News Room for this video.)
Michelle Woon-A-Tai, 5th Dan — Toronto, Ontario IKD Honbu Upper Beaches & IKD Honbu Downsview Born into a karate family, Michelle began training at the young age of six. She received her Shodan from Master Teruyuki Okazaki in 1997 and worked her way up to Godan, which she received from Master Frank Woon-A-Tai in 2016. […]
Norm Robitza, 4th Dan — Amherst, Nova Scotia Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate Norm Robitza is the Instructor of the Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate club. He reopened the defunct MTA JKA in January 2002 when he was a brown belt. Later that year he would be promoted to Shodan by Master Teruyuki Okazaki. Norm […]
The IKD is saddened to announce the death of Abdelkrim Hassane. He lost his life in the brutal attack on a Quebec City Mosque on January 29. Hassane was a student at Shotokan Karate club of Sainte-Foy and had recently received his yellow belt. Our sympathies to his family and friends.