About Us

Shihan Donna GardeckiOur classes are taught by Shihan Donna Gardecki who has a Masters of Science in Physical Education. She started her Karate training in 1984 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada). Sensei Gardecki has reached the level of Go dan and has been awarded the title of Shihan.

Gardecki Shihan has been teaching Karate since 1992 and has been running her own club since March 1997. She also placed fourth at the third International Gojukai championships in Womens' (Advanced) Kata. And First place in Women's Masters Black Belt Kata in the 2007 Canadian National Karate Championships.

Shihan Gardecki works as a Fitness and Rehabilitation Consultant in the lower mainland. She was the Head Coach for the Canadian Team at the recent International Gojukai championships. Gardecki Sensei also serves on the Technical committee for IKGA Canada which ensures that a high standard and consistent method of teaching is maintained at all the IKGA member dojo's.

Sensei Carlos Tesler-Mabe Sensei Carlos Tesler-Mabe joined us from Calgary Gojukai where he trained and taught under Sensei Rob Richardson. Sensei Carlos has been training in Karate for over 18 years and holds the rank of 4th Dan in the IKGA.
He holds the rank of Jokyo (Senior Instructor IKGA Canada) and is a member of the Instructors Committee for IKGA Canada.

Sensei Carlos competed at the regional, provincial, national and world tournament level as recently as November 2011 with numerous podium finishes.

Sensei Tesler-Mabe works as a Psychiatrist and is Clinical Assistant Professor UBC Faculty of Medicine.

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