Okotoks Wado Kai Karate is a proud member of the Shintani Wako Kai Karate Federation. Our Karate is based on the Philosophy and Teaching of our Founder, Sensei Masaru Shintani
We currently train twice a week at our Dojo at Bay #5, 109 Stockton Point, Okotoks. Check out our Schedule and join us.
A family-friendly training atmosphere where progress is encouraged but development takes place at your own pace
Sensei Cheryl earned her Yodan (4th Degree - Shintani Wado Kai) in May 2021 and Yodan (4th Degree- World Traditional Karate Association) in September 2021.
She is an active instructor and an active member (20+ years) in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF). She is active on the SWKKF Grading Committee. She aslo holds the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree) in Shindo (art of the 3 foot staff). She is a Shintani Wado Kai Karate Level 3 Instructor and is NCCP Certified.
Okotoks is very fortunate that Sensei Cheryl calls this club her home and as the most senior ranking blackbelt at the club we all benefit from her teaching and experience
Sensei Scott is an Okotoks black belt. Sensei Scott started his Wado karate life with Sensei Iain Abernathy a very long time ago. He later joined the Okotoks Wado Kai Karate Club and he earned his Shodan in 2016. He graded to Nidan in 2019 and he recently received his Level 3 Instructor Certification with the SWKKF.
Sensei Heather is an Okotoks black belt. She started karate with Okotoks Wado Kai Karate Club and she earned her Shodan in 2016. Grading to Nidan in 2019, she is now an active Okotoks instructor and loves to work with the youth program.
Sensei Gabriel Baier received his Shodan Certification in October, 2019. He has worked hard to reach this point in his karate journey and is learning that a Black belt is just another milestone on the road, but it is a significant one.
Well done Sensei Gabriel.
Sensei Xavier received his Shodan grade in October 2020 and as a newly promoted Black belt he realizes that this is where the hard work starts, not finishes. Sensei Xavier brings a lot of strength and commitment to his training, but can still crack a smile, especially when training our younger students who will benefit from his enthusiasm.
Karate has been a positive influence in Sensei Chris's life and his uplifting attitude and character make training alongside him a real joy. His ability to draw from inner reserves of strength is a lesson to all who have seen him strive to improve his form and fitness, culminating in his successful Shodan grading in October of 2020.
Sensei Chris started the Okotoks Karate club in the 1995. She started karate in Ontario and moving west started the Okotoks club. She earned her Godan in 2010.