I want to specially congratulate the following grading of yudansha on Sunday, October 16, 2016 by Hanshi Paul Leonard, Head Instructor and Director of the Shintani World Congress and successor to the Shihan Masaru Shintani:
Shodan (1st degree black belt)
Sensei Darren Crichton
Sensei Darcy Crichton
Sensei Sean Wagner
These three help me in the U of A Adult and the Karate for Families Programs
Nidan (2nd degree black belt)
Sensei Eva Cairns
Sensei Cory Leflar
Sensei Eva Cairns helps me in the U of A Adult and the Karate for Families Programs. Sensei Cory Leflar assists Sensei Mario Salazar at the Ottewell Karate programs.
Sandan (3rd degree black belt)
Sensei Mario Salazar
Sensei Ian Shattler
Sensei Mario Salazar is the head Sensei for the Ottewell Karate programs for the adult and kids. Sensei Ian Shattler assists him there.
Godan (5th degree black belt)
Sensei Dan Wilm
Sensei Dallas Wilm
Sensei Dallas Wilm is the head Sensei for the Sherwood Park Karate programs for the adult and kids.
Sensei Dan Wilm assists instructors for the U of A Karate Programs and at times, the Sherwood Park Karate programs. I have been training with these two (who are my brothers) since 1993.
For myself, I was graded to 6th degree black belt (Rokudan). Thank you Hanshi Leonard for everything in helping myself grow not only in karate but a person in following the principles of honor, loyalty, compassion, integrity and honesty!!!