Guseikai Karate Vancouver
Willingdon Community Centre
1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby
Bob has trained with Norma Foster, Nanadan (7th degree black belt) since 2000, attaining the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt).
Additionally, he holds a level 1 NCCP coaches’ certification with part B theory of competition and is a licensed Karate BC regional kata and kumite judge under the auspices of Karate BC.
Bob holds memberships in the Canadian Zenkuren Wado Kai Association which is the Canadian headquarters of the Japan Karate Federation Wadokai (JKF Wadokai), Karate Canada, Karate BC and Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan. In addition to his training in karate, Bob trains traditional Okinawan weapons with William Cheung at Dunbar Community Centre in Vancouver and is ranked Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Ryukyu Kobudo Shimkukan and trains Eishin Ryu Iaido with Farshad Ardestani at Aikido Yoshinkai located in Burnaby.
Bob facilitates, schedules and trains with the TSYR Study Group Vancouver.
Bob is the owner of Guseikai Karate Vancouver and has been training kids, teens and adults in Burnaby since 2011 and provides basic karate and martial arts physical movement training as part of school outreach programs offered by Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre and since 2012 teaches the Karate recreation program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) located at the Burnaby campus.
Winter Semester (January – March)
January 7 Start of classes for 2019
February 18 Family Day, NO KARATE
March 20 Moved to March 22
March 27 NO KARATE
March 25 Kyu examination
Spring Semester (April – June)
April 22 Easter Monday, NO KARATE
May 20 Victoria Day, NO KARATE
June 17-21 Facility maintenance, DOJO IS CLOSED
June 24 Kyu examination
Summer Semester (July – September)
July 1 Canada Day, NO KARATE
August 5 BC DAY, NO KARATE
September 2 Labour Day, NO KARATE
September 30 Kyu examination
Fall Semester (October – December)
October 14 Thanksgiving Day, NO KARATE
November 11 Remembrance Day, NO KARATE
December 16 Kyu examination
December 23 – Jan 5, 2020: Winter Break
2020 classes begin January 6th