Welcome to South Calgary Wado Kai Karate, established Karate in Calgary

ACTIVE BLACK BELTS

Sensei Heather Fidyk

Heather Fidyk

Sensei Heather is the head instructor for the South Calgary Wado Kai Karate Club. She began karate at the University of Alberta Wado Kai club in 1986 and earned her Shodan in 1990. Sensei Heather founded the St. Albert Wado Kai club and ran the Edmonton Riverbend Wado Kai club. She trained and competed in Japan with Sensei Endo in 1992/93.  In 1994 she founded the South Calgary Wado Kai Karate club. She has trained in Brazil as a guest in 1998 and in Japan in 2000 & 2015. Sensei Heather was presented with her Rokudan in August 2013. She competed on the SWKKF National team from 2002 to 2006 with competitions in Canada, the US and Morocco. Manager and assistant coach of the Shintani Team 2012 - 2018. Treasurer, South Calgary club. Vice President, Karate Alberta, Para Karate Coach for Karate Canada.  

Sensei Darren Fidyk

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Sensei Darren is the co founder of the South Calgary Wado Kai Karate Club. He began karate at the University Of Alberta Wado Kai club in 1989 and earned his Shodan in 1992. Sensei Darren co founded the St. Albert Wado club and taught at the Edmonton Riverbend club. He trained in Japan with Sensei Endo in 1992/93. In 1994 he co founded the South Calgary Wado Kai karate club. He trained in Brazil as a guest in 1998 and in Japan in 2000. Attended the WTKA International in Italy in 2011 and Scottish Open in 2014. Sensei Darren earned his Godan rank in 2012.

Sensei Frank Hagenaars

Frank Hagenaars

Sensei Frank is a South Calgary black belt who began in 1998. He earned his Shodan in 2002, and his Yodan in 2018. Sensei Frank currently runs the WIC youth program and heads up the Shindo program for the club. Sensei Frank is also the President of the Board of Directors for the South Calgary club and a member of the SWKKF Shindo Committee. Sensei Frank earned his Yodan rank in Shindo in February 2019.

Sensei Ray Muller

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Sensei Ray is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2000. He earned his Shodan in 2004, and his Yodan in 2018. Sensei Ray currently helps runs the WIC youth program. He is an active member of the Shindo program and the SWKKF Shindo Committee. Sensei Ray earned his Yodan rank in Shindo in February 2019.

Sensei John Maslen

John Maslen

Sensei John is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2001. He earned his Shodan in 2006. He earned his Sandan in 2016. He is an active instructor with the club.

Sensei Tom Elford

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Sensei Tom is a South Calgary black belt who began in 1998. He earned his Shodan in 2007. He earned his Sandan in 2015. He is an active instructor with the youth programs. He is an active member of the Shindo program. Sensei Tom earned his Sandan rank in Shindo in February 2019.

Sensei Chris Janostin

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Sensei Chris is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2005. He earned his Shodan in 2009. He earned his Sandan in 2017. He is an active member of the Shindo program.

Sensei Joshua Stricker

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Sensei Joshua is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2000. He earned his Shodan in 2010 and his Sandan in 2019. He participated in the National Team Selection camp in 2010. Kumite Member of 2014-2016 Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation National Team and participates in the Competitive Club. He has started a club in Fairmont, BC

Sensei Jonathan Hurdman

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Sensei Jonathan is a South Calgary black belt who began in 1990. He earned his Shodan in 2012 and his Sandan in . He is an active instructor with the youth programs. 

Sensei Zachary Raymond

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Sensei Zachary is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2000. He earned his Shodan in 2010 and Nidan in 2014. Member of the Shintani Team 2010 - 2017. He competed in Italy in 2011, Toronto Open 2013, Commonwealth Karate Championship, Montreal, 2013. He coaches the SCWKKC Competitive Club. He is a member of the Karate Alberta provincial Team and a Karate Canada Team roster member.

Sensei Aaron Rogers

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Sensei Aaron is a South Calgary black belt who began Karate with Sensei Heather in Edmonton in 1988. He earned his Shodan in 2011 and his Nidan in 2015. He is an active member of the Bunkai program. Member of the SWKKF Bunkai Committee.

Sensei Ashleigh Fidyk

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Sensei Ashleigh is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2000. She earned her Shodan in 2011 and her Nidan in 2015. She is an active instructor with the youth programs. She competed at the WTKA International in Italy in 2011. She was the recipient of one of the SWKKF Educational Scholarships. National Team Member 2012-2014. Currently living in Australia.

Sensei Natalie Olson

Natalie Olson, world Silver medalist

Sensei Natalie is a South Calgary black belt who began in 1996. She earned her Shodan in 2014 and her Nidan in 2017.  Competed:  WKF World Karate Championships in 2014 Bremen, Germany (participant), Silver medalist in 2016, Linz, Austria, Bronze medalist in 2018, Madrid, Spain. WKF Pan-American Championships in 2017 Silver medalist, Curacao, Silver medalist in 2018, Santiago, Chile. She has also competed in Japan, Ireland and the US. She is a member of the Shintani Team, Karate Alberta Team and a Para-Karate Canada Team.

Sensei Heather MacDonald

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Sensei Heather is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2008. She earned her Shodan in 2014 and her Nidan in 2017. She is an active instructor with the youth programs. She currently assistant instructs in Okotoks. She is the President of the Okotoks Wado Kai Karate Club.

Sensei Geraldine (Dene) Young

Geraldine Young

Sensei Dene is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2009. She earned her Shodan in 2014 and her Nidan in 2017. She is an active instructor with the youth programs. Kumite Member of 2014-2016 Shintani Team and Karate Alberta team and participates in the Competitive Club. She competed in Japan and was the 2017 Gold medalist in the Masters division. She is a member of the South Calgary Board of Directors. Karate Alberta WKF Provincial official.

Sensei Jasen (Jake) Pratt

Jasen Pratt

Sensei Jake is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2010. He earned his Shodan in 2014 and his Nidan in 2017. He is an active instructor with the youth programs and the Executive Director for Karate Alberta.

Sensei Cameron Olson

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Sensei Cameron is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2003. He earned his Shodan in 2015 and his Nidan in 2. Currently living in Lethbridge, AB.

Sensei Robin Fidyk

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Sensei Robin is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2005. She earned her Shodan in 2016 and her Nidan in 2019. She is a member of the Shintani Team, Karate Alberta provincial Team and a Karate Canada Team member. She has competed in USA, Japan, Ireland, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile and Canada. She has medalled at various tournament.

Sensei Mandi Rabeau

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Sensei Mandi is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2010. She earned her Shodan in 2016 and her Nidan in 2019. She was a member of the Shintani Team and competed in Japan, she is also an assistant instructor with the youth program. She is also a Karate Alberta WKF Provincial official.

Sensei Hunter Reboul

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Sensei Hunter is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2008. He earned his Shodan in 2016. Sensei Hunter earned his Shodan rank in Shindo in February 2019.

Sensei Parker Young

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Sensei Hunter is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2009. He earned his Shodan in 2016. He is an assistant instructor with the youth program.

Sensei Kaori Nakamura

KAORI NAKAMURA

Sensei Kaori is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2012. She earned her Shodan in 2017. She is a member of the Shintani Team and assistant instructor with the youth program. Karate Alberta WKF Provincial official.

Sensei Lily MacDonald

Elizabeth MacDonald

Sensei Lily is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2009. She earned her Shodan in 2017. She is also very active in the Shindo program, even while attending university in New Brunswick. Sensei Lily earned her Shodan rank in Shindo in February 2019.

Sensei Darren MacDonald

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Sensei Darren is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2012. He earned his Shodan in 2018. He is an assistant instructor with the youth program and active in Shindo. Sensei Darren earned his Shodan rank in Shindo in February 2019.

Sensei Connor MacDonald

Connor MacDonald

Sensei Connor is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2007. He earned his Shodan in 2018. He is an assistant instructor with the youth program and is active in Shindo.

Sensei Oleg Smirnov

Oleg Smirnov

Sensei Oleg is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2008. He earned his Shodan in 2018. 

Sensei Kevin Kowal

Kevin Kowal

Sensei Kevin is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2007. He earned his Shodan in 2018. He is an assistant instructor with the youth program. 

Sensei Abby Young

abby young

Sensei Abby is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2007. She earned his Shodan in 2018. She is an assistant instructor with the youth program.

Sensei Jeffry Martin

Jeffry Martin

Sensei Jeffry Martin is a Shotokan black belt who has joined the South Calgary club. He is also assists with our competitive program. Karate Alberta WKF official.

Sensei Lorraine Jacyszyn

Lorraine Jacyscyn

Sensei Lorraine is a South Calgary black belt who began with her children in 2009. She earned her Shodan in 2018. 

Sensei Kiley Hykawy

Kiley hykawy

Sensei Kiley is a South Calgary black belt who began with his son in 2013. He earned his Shodan in 2019. Sensei Kiley is active in Shindo and Bunkai and assists with the youth program when available.

Sensei Leila Lawrance

Leila Lawrance

Sensei Leila started karate in 2011 in the youth program. She earned her Shodan in 2019. Leila is a member of the Karate Alberta Provincial Team, has competed at Karate Canada Nationals, and has won medals in Ireland, USA and Canada in both Kata and Kumite.  Sensei Leila also assists with the JFK and youth programs.

Sensei Jakob Montgomery

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Sensei Jakob started karate in 2013 in the youth program. He earned his Shodan in 2019. Jakob is a member of the Karate Alberta Provincial Team, has competed at Karate Canada Nationals, and has won medals in USA and Canada in both Kata and Kumite. 

Sensei Dylan Merritt

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Sensei Dylan started karate in 2011 in the youth program. He earned his Shodan in 2019. Dylan is a member of the Karate Alberta Provincial Team and Karate Canada. He has medalled at Karate Canada Nationals, Shintani Nationals, in Ireland, USA and Canada in Kumite. Sensei Dylan has also competed for Karate Canada in Croatia and Brazil. Sensei Dylan also assists with the JFK and youth programs.

Sensei Robert Watts

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Sensei Robert started karate in 2008. He earned his Shodan in 2019. 

Recognized Black Belts

Sensei Lyle Muenchrath Yodan (1949-2013)

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Sensei Lyle began karate at age 39; he earned his Shodan in 1994 and was graded to the rank of Yodan in 2007. Sensei Lyle was an integral part of the start up of the South Calgary Karate club in 1995 and pinnacle in the many successes of the club, the tournaments, the Black Belt gradings and most importantly the success of students who are now high belts and Black Belts. He has served as the only President of the South Calgary Board of Directors since 1995. 

Sensei Reed Barrett

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Sensei Reed started karate in Edmonton in 1982. He earned his Shodan in 1985 and his Godan in 1996. He has run numerous clubs in Northern AB and Southern AB. He currently trains periodically with the South Calgary Club.

Sensei Paul Kamprath

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Sensei Paul began karate in the Edmonton area in 1985. He earned his shodan in 1994. He is a past member of the SWKKF National Team. Sensei Paul earned his Yodan rank in 2019 and is currently living and running a club in Houston, TX.

CURRENTLY INACTIVE

Brent Miyagishima

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Sandan

Christian Boivin

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Sandan

Jeremy Olson

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Nidan

Wesley Olson

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Nidan

Nicole Martin (Dale)

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Nidan

Gary Lindberg

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Shodan

Mackenzie Bruins

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Shodan

Brock Barr

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Shodan

Jordan Gilroy

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Shodan

Matthew Torvik

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Shodan

Michaela Battista

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Shodan

Kris Linaires

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Shodan

Jeanette Petrie

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Shodan

Christine Zimmer

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Shodan

Norm Jung

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Shodan

Cindy Lindberg

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Shodan

Kurtis Allen

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Shodan

Joey Maslen

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Shodan

Brendan Haroldson

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Shodan

Zachary Dick

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Shodan

James Smith

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Shodan

Hope Poole

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Shodan

Alexander Smith

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Shodan

Miranda Wolfe

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Shodan

Jack Maslen

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Shodan

TC Rurak

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Shodan

Drew Rurak

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Shodan

Elene Otte

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Shodan

Sean Young

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Shodan

Stephanie Hagenaars

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Shodan

David Lalonde

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Shodan

Madison Lanz

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Shodan

Fil Duarte

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Shodan

Katy Chesser

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Shodan

Michael Kutchyera

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Shodan

Andre Wickenheiser

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Shodan

Lee Murray

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Shodan

Samantha Thrift

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Shodan

Connor Ferster

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Shodan

Cheryl Boivin

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