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About Kenzen Sports Karate
Kenzen is a beginner friendly karate club where we welcome new comers all the time.
Kenzen offers an array of age and ability focused classes to give every member a chance to be the best athlete possible.
The club was founded in 2014 to offer Japanese karate and sports karate through positive and healthy instruction to all ages and levels.
Japanese karate connection - Kenzen members learn a high standard of our martial art by being directly linked to Japan, the birthplace of karate.
Gateway to official provincial and national competitions - Kenzen is part of Canada’s mainstream karate community (Karate BC, Sports BC, Karate Canada, Sport Canada), offering members numerous pathways from beginner to advanced levels.
Sports karate program - our non-style program for members who want high intensity training or who are preparing for elite level competition. Some members in this program aspire to be selected for the BC team so they can try out for the Canadian national team and compete at various international championships including the Olympics.
Purpose built dojo - our club features a huge matted practice area, three hanging heavy bags and a performance fitness gym. In addition, we have a large, comfortable reception lobby for parents with free wifi, while outside there is lots of free parking, all making Kenzen the perfect place for the whole family.
Richard Mosdell | Chief Instructor
Like a tennis or golf pro, Richard Sensei is a career karate instructor who leads the club with a unique passion to share the joy of karate with everyone. Richard has over 25 years of experience coaching, training and competing at the provincial, national and international levels. He is a 6th degree black belt with the Japan Karate Federation Wadokai, and during his 10 years learning karate in Japan, he was the head karate coach at Seiritsu Gakuen High School's famous karate club, the oldest in Tokyo.
Richard Sensei is a former BC Team coach, provincial athlete, Canadian Sport Institute student and karate instructor for Gordon Head, Cedar Hill and Pearkes recreation centres. He teaches karate each week at local elementary schools, authored a Japanese manga in English on karate in Japan (Sonny Leads) and completed his Masters in the globalization of karate at Sophia University in Tokyo.
Kraig Sensei has been a Canadian National Team coach for 7 years and running. He holds a diploma in high-performance coaching from the Canadian Sport Institute and he has used this knowledge to co-author Karate Canada’s long term athlete development model for all ages.
Kraig Sensei is also a 20 year veteran of the Saanich Fire Department and he has accumulated 30 years experience competing, coaching and winning in karate tournaments worldwide. A former BC Team head coach, member of Karate Canada’s high-performance committee and a long-time local instructor, he is uniquely aware of how to train beginners successfully to achieve their competitive and noncompetitive goals.
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