Meet the Maritime IKD

Jun 2017 – Casey Arseneau

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Casey Arseneau

Casey Arseneau started her training at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy in November 2014. She had heard about karate classes at the dojo on Spring Street and wanted to give it a try. She received her 3rd Kyu in December 2016 from Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai. “I like it when Sensei Woon-A-Tai comes to visit. He […]

Meet the Maritime IKD

May 2017 – The Hammonds

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The Hammonds

Karate is a family activity for the Hammonds. It started with Owen in September 2010. He was in grade 2 and showed interest in the Martial Arts. His parents took him to St. Pats’s Family centre and he enrolled in the karate program. In January 2016, when his brothers, Jack and Samuel, were in grade […]

Meet the Maritime IKD

Apr 2017 – Samuel Thériault

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Samuel Thériault

Samuel Thériault started his karate training at Le Sommet with Sensei Michel Gaudet in September 2014 at the age of 6. He decided to follow in his Dad’s footsteps and try karate himself after seeing his Dad’s karate belts of his younger age and talking with him. It’s a decision that he is really proud that he made. On […]

Meet the Maritime IKD

Mar 2017 – Melanie Betts

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Melanie Betts

Melanie Betts started her karate training in April 2012 at the age of seven. Her first testing was June 2012 and the examiner was Shihan David Pyke. On Dec. 3, 2016, she received her Shodan from Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai & Shihan Maureen Woon-A-Tai. She began her training with Sensei Isabelle Bordage, Sensei Craig O’Neill […]

Meet the Maritime IKD

Feb 2017 – David Penney

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David Penney

David Penney started his karate training about five months ago (September 2016) because he wanted a structured yet varied way to improve his physical fitness. Although sixty-nine years of age, he is quite fit and healthy, and he wanted a way to become even fitter and stronger. It had not always been that way. Only […]

Student of the Month

Mar 2016 – Dale Sherwood

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Dale Sherwood

The student of the month for March 2016 is Dale Sherwood of Mount Allison Shotokan Karate. Dale is from Sackville, NB and started training in January 2016. Dale has always been fascinated with the art of karate since he was very young. “Life slips by quickly and so do our dreams if we don’t take action. I […]

Student of the Month

Jan 2016 – Chloe Lundrigan

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Chloe Lundrigan

The student of the month for January 2016 is Chloe Lundrigan of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy. Chloe is a 14 year old and lives in Sackville, NB. She trains with her father, Bruce, and little sister, Nina, at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy. The Maritime IKD interviewed Chloe and her answers were so great, we decided […]

Student of the Month

Oct 2015 – Laura-Beth Gill

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Laura-Beth Gill

The student of the month for October 2015 is Laura-Beth Gill of the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate club. Laura-Beth is from Fort St. John, BC. and is currently studying Biology with a double minor in Religious studies and applied physics at Mount Allison University. The 19 year old joined the Mount Allison club in September 2015. “Laura-Beth […]

Student of the Month

Aug 2015 – Carol Gould

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Carol Gould

The student of the month for August 2015 is Carol Gould of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy. 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 I always wanted to do,” she said, “I figured that I […]