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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 […]

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Jun 2017 – The Birds

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The Birds

The Birds — St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda IKD Antigua and Barbuda Arthur E. Bird, Jr. (5th Dan) started training in karate in 1975 under Hagi Yarwood at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Factory Road. Although his training was in the Shotokan art, there were training sessions with Sensei Master Moses Powell, so he was also introduced […]

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May 2017 – Diandra Woon-A-Tai

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Diandra Woon-A-Tai

Diandra Woon-A-Tai, 5th Dan — Vancouver, British Columbia IKD British Colombia Diandra Woon-A-Tai (5th Dan) is the eldest child and daughter of IKD Founder and Chief Instructor Frank Woon-A-Tai (9th Dan), and currently holds the title of Chief Instructor and Director of IKD British Colombia. Born in Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1970s, Diandra took […]

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Apr 2017 – Ken Woon-A-Tai

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Ken Woon-A-Tai

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 […]

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Mar 2017 – Michelle Woon-A-Tai

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Michelle Woon-A-Tai

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. […]

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Feb 2017 – Norm Robitza

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Norm Robitza

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 […]