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

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 Ray Muller

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 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

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 Chris Janostin

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 Zachary Raymond

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 Joshua Stricker

Sensei Joshua is a South Calgary black belt who began in 2000. He earned his Shodan in 2010 and his Nidan in 2014. 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.

Sensei Aaron Rogers

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

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 Jonathan Hurdman

jonathan hurdman

Sensei Jonathan is a South Calgary black belt who began in 1990. He earned his Shodan in 2012 and his Nidan in 2015. He is an active instructor with the youth programs. 

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

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 a member of the Okotoks Board of Directors.

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. 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

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

Sensei Robin Fidyk

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

Sensei Mandi Rabeau

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

Sensei Hunter Reboul

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

Sensei Parker Young

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. 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 Darren MacDonald

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 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

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

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Recognized Black Belts

Sensei Lyle Muenchrath Yodan (1949-2013)

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

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

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 Sandan rank in 2005 and is currently living and running a club in Houston, TX.

CURRENTLY INACTIVE

Brent Miyagishima

Sandan

Christian Boivin

Sandan

Jeremy Olson

Nidan

Wesley Olson

Nidan

Nicole Martin (Dale)

Nidan

Gary Lindberg

Shodan

Mackenzie Bruins

Shodan

Brock Barr

Shodan

Jordan Gilroy

Shodan

Matthew Torvik

Shodan

Michaela Battista

Shodan

Kris Linaires

Shodan

Jeanette Petrie

Shodan

Christine Zimmer

Shodan

Norm Jung

Shodan

Cindy Lindberg

Shodan

Kurtis Allen

Shodan

Joey Maslen

Shodan

Brendan Haroldson

Shodan

Zachary Dick

Shodan

James Smith

Shodan

Hope Poole

Shodan

Alexander Smith

Shodan

Miranda Wolfe

Shodan

Jack Maslen

Shodan

TC Rurak

Shodan

Drew Rurak

Shodan

Elene Otte

Shodan

Sean Young

Shodan

Stephanie Hagenaars

Shodan

David Lalonde

Shodan

Madison Lanz

Shodan

Fil Duarte

Shodan

Katy Chesser

Shodan

Michael Kutchyera

Shodan

Andre Wickenheiser

Shodan

Lee Murray

Shodan

Samantha Thrift

Shodan

Connor Ferster

Shodan

Cheryl Boivin