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Biography

  • Technical Director and Chief Examiner of SKIF Karate Canada

  • Former President of SKIF Karate Canada

  • 2020 Promoted to 9th Dan

  • 2015 Torch bearer for the 2015 Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada

  • 2012 Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • 2006 Awarded Hanshi rank

  • 2004 Passed Hanshi (Grand Master) examination

  • 2003-2005 Chairperson for the Technical Committee of Karate Ontario, the governing body for Karate in Ontario

  • 2001 Inducted into Karate Ontario Hall of Fame

  • 2000 Tai Chi Chuan Shihan on September 9

  • 1994 Inducted into the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame

  • 1992 Recipient of the 125th Confederation Medal from the Government of Canada

Recent Competitions

  • 2009 Gold medalist x 3, Master's Kata and Kumite10th S.K.I.F. World Championships, Athens, Greece

  • 2002 & 2003 All-Japan Karate Championship Master’s Division Kata Champion

  • 3-time SKIF Master’s Kata World Champion: 1997 in Milan, 2000 in Bali, 2006 in Tokyo