The student of the month for May is Pourya Kazemi of the PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku.
Pourya began his training two years ago in Richmond Hill, ON under the guidance of Sensei Valery Gavrielov, 6th Dan. He trained for 6 or 7 months. He later relocated to PEI and started training at the PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku.
Currently, he holds the rank of 5th Kyu.
Pourya who is from Iran has a long line of Martial Artists in his family. His father trained in Judo in Iran. His paternal Uncle studied Kung Fu in Iran. He also has a maternal Uncle that studied Karate in Iran. The family has a true love for the Martial Arts.
“Pourya attends every class and he is always willing to learn,” his instructor, Roy Stuart said.
Pourya was honoured by the PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku in 2014 when he was given the Dedication Award.
Pourya loves kata and kumite training and hope to one day become a high ranking black belt.