Meet the Maritime IKD

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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Meet Timi Levy

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 […]

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Jul 2018 – Carol Gould

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Carol Gould

Carol Gould of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy is the second person to be featured as both a Student of the Month and Meet the Maritime IKD. Carol is a long time member of the Amherst club. She started her training in 2000 when the Amherst club was still active at the Cumberland YMCA. “Karate is something […]

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Jun 2018 – Heather Gaudet

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Heather Gaudet

Heather Gaudet of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy began her training in January 2003 when the Amherst club was still at the Cumberland YMCA. “I spent a lot of time at the Amherst YMCA running and working out and would sometimes watch the karate classes.” At the time she was looking for a new challenge and […]

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May 2018 – The Richards

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The Richards

For the Richards, karate is a family affair. Carole Richard, 2nd Dan, started training in 1992. Her daughter, Jolène, 1st Dan, started in March 2014 and her son, Marc-André started in March 2017. Carole tested for her Shodan with Shuseki Shihan Woon-a-tai on April 3rd 2004. On March 24th 2017, she was promoted to Nidan […]