Welcome to the original South Surrey Karate Club . Karate training now takes place at Pacific Heights Elementary School. This location is known or often referred to as a dojo. Pacific Heights Elementary School is located at 17148-26th ave.
All karate training is held at Pacific Heights School gymnasium which has a beautiful sprung wooden floor for ease of use on growing or ageing knees. Andrew Statz, a certified school teacher and chief instructor, of South Surrey karate had initially many years of judo training under the critical eye of Nobi Sakiyama and Ron Uyeyama. Over twenty years of karate training with Tak Samishima as his senior instructor as well as almost twenty years of juijitsu training with Steve Hiscoe developed a unique style of instruction. This led to a great appreciation of the depth of martial art training and what it means for any individual who is shopping for a martial arts club.
Sensei Statz is a local, retired school teacher. His background includes coaching and participating in many sports such as football, volleyball, swimming and hockey to name a few. Karate, however, is a lifelong passion for him and he is a practicing 5th degree blackbelt who has recently visited Japan with several karate students and parents from South Surrey Karate Club to compete, train and travel with Gima-Ha Karatedo Association.
Presently, South Surrey Karate Club is affiliated with Shisei-Kai Karate Canada under James Johnson the chief instructor of Burnaby Karate
James Johnson 7th dan is the chief instructor of the Burnaby Dojo with Ray Wong, and Frank Mostad as karate instructors, karate technical advisors and examiners.
Training in martial arts has many advantages: increased achievement in school, flexibility, greater self esteem, and increased awareness in terms of self defense. You do yourself and your child a great service to look into karate training here at this capital, local school.
This is an opportunity to get involved with your son or daughter by coming and training together as many in this club do. You’ll have a reason to be proud of them and they’ll have a reason to be proud of you.
Other blackbelt instructors who have trained and are training at the school include Jim Hawkins, 4th Dan; Lucas Reddy Nidan; Chris Millard , Cara Statz, Mitch Webb, Adam Reddy… all Shodans.
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