About Us

Sensei Masaru Shintani

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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

Our Dojo

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We currently train twice a week at Dr Morris Gibson School, Okotoks.  Check out our Schedule and join us.

Our Philosophy

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A family-friendly training atmosphere where progress is encouraged but development takes place at your own pace

Instructors

Sensei Chris Ashby

Sensei Chris started the Okotoks Karate club in the 1995. She started karate in Ontario and moving w

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. She is back with the Okotoks club after a 5 year break.

Sensei Heather Fidyk

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Sensei Heather is the head instructor for the South Calgary Wado Kai Karate Club. She began karate 1986 and earned her shodan in 1990. She trained and competed in Japan with Sensei Endo in 1992/93.  In 1994 she founded the South Calgary Wado Kai Karate club. She earned her Rokudan rank in 2013.

Sensei Heather MacDonald

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Sensei Heather is the President of Okotoks Wado Kai Karate Club. She is an active instructor for Okotoks Wado Kai Karate Club and South Calgary Wado Karate Club. She is also a South Calgary black belt who began karate in 2008. She earned her Nidan in 2017

Sensei Heather McCallum

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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 Stan Tumoth

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Sensei Stan is an Okotoks black belt. Sensei Stan started Karate in Southern Alberta a couple decades ago. He latter joined the Okotoks Wado Kai Karate Club and he earned his Shodan in 2016. He is an active Okotoks instructor. 

Sensei Scott McCallum

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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. 

Club Black Belt Students

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Sensei Gabriel Baier

Sensei Gabriel Baier received his  Shodan Certification  on the 6th of 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 Gabrial.