Ran Tao, 1st Dan – Quebec, QB, Canada Ran Tao, 1st Dan, started training in 2012, in Quebec City, under Shihan Périard. “The dojo’s name was “Le club de karaté de Sainte-Foy”, and the classes were given in the dance rooms of a local college.” In summer 2017, at the Quebec provincial summer camp, Ran successfully […]
Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate, was born on November 10, 1868 in Shuri, Okinawa. He studied karate from a young age and would take the Okinawan fighting style to mainland Japan in 1922. Funakoshi would live the rest of his days in Tokyo where he taught karate to many students. His first dojo, the […]
Marc-Antoine Trahan, 3rd Dan – Laval, QB, Canada Marc-Antoine Trahan, 3rd Dan, started training at the age of 5 at the Centre de karaté Shotokan Laval under the instruction of Shihan Bryan Mattias. In March 2012, he tested for Shodan in front of the seniors of Québec. (The seniors are the 7th dan and higher of Québec). During […]
The first IKD National Awardee is Shihan Bernice Hughes, 7th Dan. She began training with Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai in 1983. Since then, she has been one of his most trusted, loyal and dedicated students. Shihan Bernice has assisted with the development of ISKF Canada, ISKF Ontario, JKA WF Canada and JKA WF Ontario. She […]
The IKD Department of Distinguished Awardees was established October 10, 2018 at IKD Honbu Dojo. The head of the department is Sensei Marc Boismenu, 6th Dan, third from the right. He will be assisted by his daughter, Nicole, second from right. Sensei Boismenu, P.Eng., MSSM, began karate in 1986 with Master Mori, 9th Dan JKA. […]
Leah Bergmanis, 3rd Dan – Toronto, ON, Canada Leah Bergmanis, 3rd Dan, started karate when she was 3 years old. “When I was younger my parents had put me in many different sports in attempt to crack the tireless energy of youth inside me. However unsuccessful, karate was the sole activity that stuck.” Leah used to […]
The IKD will be hosting the annual World Camp in June 2019. The camp this year will celebrate the 55th year of Karate training for Shuseki Shihan Woon-A-Tai. The camp will be highlighted by the IKD Distinguished Service Awards Presentation Gala. Note the change in location from previous years. As more information becomes available, it […]
The 2019 IKD Canada Cup will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Only the dates are available for the event at this time. More information will be posted on the event page as it is available.
Sadie McFarlane, 1st Dan – Prince Albert, SK, Canada Sadie McFarlane, 1st Dan, started training in September 2015 when she was 8 years old. She tried other extra curricular activities which failed to hold her interest. Sadie asked her parents if she could try karate. They agreed and the rest is history. Within a year Sadie’s […]
Team Barbados was successful at the 2018 IKD World Cup. The team won the most Gold Medal and earned the World Cup. The tournament was a huge success with over 300 competitors. For more information on the event, visit the Tournament event page.