Instructors

Harcharan (Harry) Sidhu, 5th Dan

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Sensei Sidhu started his karate training in 1977. He was first graded to first degree black-belt by legendary karate masters Hidetaka Nishiyama and Hirokazu Kanazawa. Sensei Sidhu is an innovative instructor, drawing on his experience from being a Law Enforcement Officer and having also studied karate and various martial arts in Japan and Europe. Sensei Sidhu is a former Provincial and National Champion in kata and kumite who retired from competition in 1991.

Sensei Sidhu is:

  • Former head of security for Mohamed Ali
  • Founder of a women’s self-defense program
  • Certified cognitive skills coach for the Correctional Services of Canada
  • Certified arrest and control specialist

 

Satomi Higuchi, 2nd Dan JKA

Satomi Higuchi is a former member of the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Women’s Kumite Team. She competed extensively in Japanese women’s kumite at the University level having made it to the All Japan Student Championship several times.

 

Esther Quinlan, 2nd Dan CJKA

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Dave Johnson, 2nd Dan CJKA

David Marshall, 1st Dan CJKA and Certified NCCP Course Conductor

Rolf Guenther, 2nd Dan CJKA