About Us



Shihan Donna GardeckiOur classes are taught by Donna Gardecki Shihan who has a Masters of Science in Physical Education. She started her Karate training in 1984 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada).  Gardecki Sensei successfully passed to 6th dan in October 2017.

Gardecki Shihan has been teaching Karate since 1992 and has been running her own dojo since March 1997. She received a Bronze medal in Brazil at the IKGA World Championships in the Women's (Advanced) Kata Division and Gold medal in the Women's Masters Black Belt Kata Division in the 2007 Canadian National Karate Championships.

Gardecki Shihan was the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 2017 IKGA Global Championships held from September 25 - October 2 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. She continues to work as the Vice President of IKGA Canada and also Vice President of Karate BC.  Additionally, she functions as a member of the Technical Committee (TC) for both IKGA Canada and Karate BC; the TC ensures that a high standard and consistent method of teaching is maintained at all member dojo's.

Gardecki Shihan works as a Fitness and Rehabilitation Consultant in the Lower Mainland.   She was recently elected to the position of Vice President for Karate BC



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