IKD Shihan

Shuseki Shihan (Chief Master Instructor)

Name: Frank Woon-A-Tai, MS., MH., HF
Rank: 9th Dan
Position: IKD Chairman
Date of Birth: May 1950
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1964
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: 1971, JKA HQ / M. Nakayama
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels: A / A / A

Fuku Shuseki Shihan (Deputy Chief Master Instructors)​

Name: Dr. W. Dexter Shim, M.B., B.S., DLO, FRCS, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Position: IKD Co-Vice Chairman
Date of Birth: 1952
Home: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Karate Experience: 1968
Teacher: T. Okazaki, Y. Yaguchi
Shodan: June 1976 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels: A / A / A

Name: Maureen Woon-A-Tai, HF, NMS
Rank: 8th Dan
Position: IKD Co Vice-Chairman
Date of Birth: June 1954
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1970
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: Feb 1974 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels: A / A / A

Shihan Kai Senate (Senior Master Instructors)

Name: Alice Bernstein, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: 1949
Home: Barbados
Karate Experience: 1978
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: Jan1981 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Keith DaCosta, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: 1948
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1966
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: Feb 1974 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Charles Woon-A-Tai, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: 1949
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1968
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: May 1974 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Josef Woon-A-Tai, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: 1958
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1971
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: Nov 1975 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Paul Bernstein, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: 1950
Home: Barbados
Karate Experience: 1973
Teacher: T. Okazaki, M. Nakayama
Shodan: Sept 1979 / M. Tanaka
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: David Pyke, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: Jan 1955
Home: Amherst, NS, Canada
Karate Experience: 1980
Teacher: T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1984 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Shihan Kai (Master Instructors)

Name: Dr. Hector Sotomayer, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Date of Birth: 1961
Home: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Karate Experience: 1973
Teacher: T. Okazaki, H. Nishiyama
Shodan: Oct 1978 / H. Nishiyama
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Bryan Mattias, HF
Rank: 8th Dan
Position: IKD Vice President
Date of Birth: 1960
Home: Laval, QC, Canada
Karate Experience: 1974
Teacher: T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1981 / S. Koyama
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Marc Cordice
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1955
Home: Tacoma, WA, USA
Karate Experience: 1968
Teacher: T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1984 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Guy Bourgon, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1950
Home: Montreal, QC, Canada
Karate Experience: 1976
Teacher: T. Okazaki
Shodan: Nov 1980 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Marcel Lussier, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1962
Home: St. Louis, SK, Canada
Karate Experience: 1981
Teacher: Y. Yaguchi
Shodan: Oct 1984 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Clive Hinds, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1950
Home: Stonewall, MB, Canada
Karate Experience: 1981
Teacher: Y. Yaguchi
Shodan: Oct 1988 / Y. Yaguchi
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: David Richards, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1961
Home: Kingston, Jamaica
Karate Experience: 1975
Teacher: T. Okazaki, F. Woon-A-Tai
Shodan: Oct 1979 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Claude Deschenes, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1957
Home: Sept-Iles, QC, Canada
Karate Experience: 1979
Teacher: T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1983 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Frieda Shim, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1957
Home: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Karate Experience: 1975
Teacher: F. Woon-A-Tai, T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1984 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Bernice Hughes, NMS, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Position: IKD Executive Treasurer
Date of Birth: 1945
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1982
Teacher: F. Woon-A-Tai, T. Okazaki
Shodan: May 1985 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Dr. Annette Alexis, MB, BS, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1947
Home: Kingston, Jamaica
Karate Experience: 1975
Teacher: T. Okazaki, F. Woon-A-Tai
Shodan: July 1988 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Gilles Periard, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: Feb 1956
Home: Quebec City, QC, Canada
Karate Experience: 1976
Teacher: R. Massicotte, T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1980 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Name: Janice Pyke, NMS, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Position: IKD Executive Secretary
Position: IKD Tournament Director
Date of Birth: March 1964
Home: Amherst, NS, Canada
Karate Experience: 1986
Teacher: F. Woon-A-Tai, T. Okazai
Shodan: Oct 1990 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
A / A / A

Shihan (Masters)

Name: Gerald King
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1967
Home: Barbados
Karate Experience: 1977
Teacher: P Bernstein, Y. Yaguchi
Shodan: Nov 1981 / Y. Yaguchi
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
B / C / A

Name: Neil Skeete
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1956
Home: Barbados
Karate Experience: 1978
Teacher: P Bernstein, T. Okazaki
Shodan: Jul 1982 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
D / - / C

Name: Amir Khouri, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1954
Home: Guyana
Karate Experience: 1972
Teacher: F. Woon-A-Tai, T. Okazaki
Shodan: Aug 1976 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
B / D / A

Name: Michael Williams
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1960
Home: Barbados
Karate Experience: 1978
Teacher: P Bernstein, T. Okazaki
Shodan: Oct 1984 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
- / - / C

Name: Malcolm Noble, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1962
Home: Sutton, ON, Canada
Karate Experience: 1981
Teacher: T. Tam, F. Woon-A-Tai
Shodan: 1985
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
C / - / D

Name: Dr. Guy Low, HF
Rank: 7th Dan
Date of Birth: 1958
Home: Guyana
Karate Experience: 1971
Teacher: F. Woon-A-Tai, T. Okazaki
Shodan: Nov 1974 / T. Okazaki
Instructor / Examiner / Judge Levels:
C / - / B

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