Student of the Month

Jan 2013 – Brendon Drake

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Brendon Drake

Brendon Drake of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy has been named the January 2013 Maritime IKD Student of the Month. Brendon, who has trained in Uechi-Ryu, Kung Fu and Judo many years ago, joined the Amherst club in April 2004.  He was looking for an all around physical conditioning but couldn’t find it in the workout regimes he […]

Student of the Month

Dec 2012 – Misaki Natsuya

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Misaki Natsuya

Misaki Natsuya is from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. For those that know Japanese history, this is where Admiral Matthew Perry landed and ordered the nation to open its door to the West. Misaki has a Shodan in Kendo. She studied with Shizuko Onodera Sensei for three years at the Ikuta High School Kendo Club. Misaki wanted to […]

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Nov 2012 – Rod Boland

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Rod Boland

Rod Boland became interested in karate while watching his son Allen training in Parrsboro with his high school friends. Years ago he earned a green belt in judo so karate was an opportunity to resume his interest in martial arts. Rod also started training at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy after his shifts at the Amherst hospital. […]

Student of the Month

Oct 2012 – Gail Gouchie

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Gail Gouchie

Gail Gouchie first joined the Amherst Dojo as a parent in January 2000 when her son Jonathan joined the club. By April 2001 she got tired of watching and joined in herself. Gail came to every class with a smile on her face and worked very hard. In April 2005 she was promoted to Shodan. In July 2007 she […]

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Jun 2011 – Jeffrey Soucy

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Jeffrey Soucy

The Maritime IKD student of the month for June 2011 is the Karate Edmundston Shotokan’s, Jeffrey Soucy. Jeffrey has been training in Shotokan Karate since he was 6 years old. Jeffrey’s drive has made him a very successful tournament competitor. Competition History 2005-2010 (does not include regional & goodwill competitions) 2010 NB Provincials (1st kata & kumite) 2009 ISKF […]

Student of the Month

Apr 2011 – Ben Curry

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Ben Curry

The Maritime IKD student of the month for April 2011 is the Amherst Shotokan Karate Acedemy’s, Ben Curry. Ben started training in November of 2008 at eight years of age. He was thinking about his future education and concerned about bullying. To avoid fighting he decided to take karate classes so he would be able to protect himself. […]

Student of the Month

Feb 2011 – Helena Van Tol

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Helena Van Tol

The Maritime IKD named the first Student of the Month at the end of January 2011. The first student to receive this award is from the Mount Allsion Shotokan Karate Club, Helena van Tol. Helena van Tol started training under Sensei Susan Adaskin in Toronto, ON in September of 1999. She was in the fifth grade. The club […]