Andrew is the Head Coach and Owner of the Dojo. He was awarded his first Black Belt in 1997, and followed with his second degree in 2000 by Kancho Takemasa Okuyama of the International Karate Association. In 2017 he was awarded his third degree by Hanshi Kal Helppi of Genba Karate Association.
After training in traditional martial arts for two decades, he is a former National Champion in Sport karate; He spent six years on the Ontario Provincial Karate Team, two years on the Canadian National Karate Team, and represented Canada at International events such as the Pan American Championships, and International Training Camps.
Andrew is also a recognized coach under the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program and a member of Coaches Ontario Association. He has been developing his unique approach to training and teaching in Leslieville since 2003.
Sempai Tristan Sang
Shotokan Karate : 1st Kyu Brown Belt
Tristan is the Assistant Instructor to the Dojo. He has been training with Sensei Andrew since 2006 and has graded for all his levels with him.
Tristan is a recognized coach under the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program. He is training in Andrew’s Instructors Development Program, working directly with Sensei Andrew and coaching children’s karate classes through the Dojo.