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Jun 2018 – Heather Faulkner

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Heather Faulkner, 2nd Dan – Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Heather Faulkner, 2nd Dan, started training in April 2000. “I was quite lazy and had low self esteem. I also needed to challenge myself. I heard great things about the karate club and the benefits of learning a martial art and it turned out to be one […]

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May 2018 – Sholanda Barker

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Sholanda Barker, 2nd Dan – Colchester Shotokan Karate, England Sholanda Barker, 2nd Dan, started training when she was 6 years old. Like many people, she started to train in karate because she was being bullied. “My confidence had dropped to the point that I didn’t want to attend school.” Her step-dad, Sensei David Shepherd introduced her […]

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Apr 2018 – Roy Stuart

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Roy Stuart, 6th Dan – PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku, Prince Edward Island, Canada Roy Stuart, 6th Dan, stated Shotokan Karate in 1987 under Sensei Ahmed Omer who had trained under the JKA in his home country of Egypt before residing in England. In 1990, he attended the English Karate Council black belt championships in London. He […]

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Mar 2018 – Chris Troch

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Chris Troch, 6th Dan – IKD Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Sensei Chris Troch is from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He started his training when he was 22 years old. He was drawn to karate because of the TV show Kung Fu with David Carradine. ” I was young, and I was fascinated by the was he […]

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Feb 2018 – Paul DaCosta

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Paul Dacosta, 5th Dan – International Karate Daigaku of Jamaica and Florida Sensei Paul DaCosta, 5th Dan, is from Jamaica. He hold a Degree of Bachelor Of Physical Education. Sensei Paul’s family are all martial artist. His wife, Philippa is a Nidan, his daughter Raina is a 1st kyu and his son Jion-Paul is also a […]

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Jan 2018 – Denzil Govender

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Denzil Govender

Denzil Govender, 6th Dan – International Karate Daigaku South Africa Sensei Denzil Govender (6th Dan Shotokan) is currently the Head and Chief Instructor of IKD in South Africa. Sensei Denzil Govender has been practicing Karate for the past 27 years, he began his training at the age of 7 years old under SKIF. He came from […]

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Dec 2017 – Daniel Hart

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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 […]