Meet the Maritime IKD

Aug 2019 – Maritime IKD Chief Instructors

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The Maritime IKD has a vast experience of karate instructors. The Maritime IKD covers three provinces with 4 dojos in the region. Nova Scotia is home to the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy headquarters of the Maritime IKD. New Brunswick features the Moncton IKD and the Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate club. Prince Edward Island is […]

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Apr 2019 – The Dickinsons

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Adam and Connor Dickinson started training in September of 2018 at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy. Both father and son are fairly new to the art of karate and each hold the rank of 8th kyu or Yellow belts. They received the rank in December 2018 from Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai during the Maritime IKD […]

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Mar 2019 – Michel Gaudet

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Michel Gaudet started karate, way back when he was 12 years old, in 1982. “I always loved to watching martial art movies and I had a friend who asked me to join karate with him. I said sure I’d love to.” Karate did not come naturally to him and his friend decided to quit. He […]

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Feb 2019 – Jeff MacDonald

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Jeff MacDonald started training in 2001 in Halifax with Senseis Tony and Danny Tam. He took long breaks from training but karate was always on his mind. “Karate was always something I missed when I wasn’t training so I’m very happy to be back.” Jeff had the opportunity to test with many different examiners. His […]

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Jan 2019 – Michel Nader

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Michel Nader began training at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy in September of 2008. His parents enrolled him in karate to help boost his confidence and to get him active in the community. “Ever since the first week I started I’ve loved karate, and I’ve never stopped.” Michel is currently a Sandan. He was tested […]

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Dec 2018 – Dale Sherwood

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Dale Sherwood began his training in January 2016 at the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate club in Sackville, NB. He has always been fascinated with the art of karate since he was very young. He decided to search for a karate club in Sackville and was excited to find the Mount Allison club.  “Life slips by […]

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Nov 2018 – Courtney Angus

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Courtney began here training during the 2018 March break camp at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy. She is currently an 8th Kyu. “I went for my yellow belt on June 23. The examiner was Sensei David Pyke with Sensei Janice and Sensei Norm.” She trains at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy with Sensei David Pyke. […]

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Oct 2018 – Fumairia

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Fumairia from Amherst, NS, officially started training at the age of 15 at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy March Break Camp (March 12 – 16, 2018). She would borrow karate handbooks from the dojo library and “train” in her basement, but it was definitely less informative training compared to now. “I still borrow the books and […]

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Sep 2018 – Timi Levy

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Timi Levy’s first class was on the 13th of January 2015 at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy under the tutelage of Shihan David Pyke and Sensei Janice Pyke. “I remember being so excited about it,” she said. “I started my classes in the basement of the dojo and I remember feeling so proud of myself […]