All classes are lead by one or more of our qualified adult black belt instructors

Sensei Justin Dornford

Justin Dornford

Rank: Slocki-ryu Black

Justin started at Superkids at age 8 and achieved his black belt at age 16. He then focused on his education and...


has diplomas in both Computer Technology and Human Resources. He decided to stop his formal education once he achieved his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Nipissing University.

Justin has continued to pursue his physical fitness goals with cardiovascular training, weight lifting and point sparring.

If you have any questions about Superkids Karate then Justin would be more than happy to assist you.

Favourite Quote:

“It ain’t about how hard you hit: It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

Rocky Balboa

Sensei Sami Haj-Assaad

Sensei Sami Haj-Assaad

Rank: Slocki-ryu Black and Shotokan Black Ni-dan (2nd degree)

Sami began training in martial arts at Superkids Karate in an effort to see just how much energy he has on tap.


And twenty years later, we still don't know when he'll get tired!

Over that time, he's earned his black belt in Slocki Ryu, and Shotokan, and continued his education in the traditional martial arts, going on to earn a second-degree in Shotokan. If you get the chance, be sure to ask Sami about his numerous tournaments and exhibitions. He's a fan of dramatic Katas, and moves a bit too much to ignore when it comes to sparring. If you want to sweat, smile or think, Sami is the teacher for you.

Favourite Quote:

“Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

Muhammad Ali

Sensei Les Hajagos

Sensei Les Hajagos

Rank: Shotokan Black San-dan (3rd degree)

Les started taking Adult fitness classes when his son and daughter enrolled in Superkids Karate in 2002.


After his children achieved their black belts in Slocki-ryu, they all started training in the traditional Shotokan style and Les went on to achieve his 3rd degree (Sandan) rank. He has also trained in other empty hand and weapons styles at seminars in Canada and the US.

Superkids has benefited Les both personally and professionally by improving his confidence with public speaking

Favourite Quote:

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Mahatma Ghandi

Sensei Patricia Dornford

Sensei Patricia Dornford

Rank: Slocki-ryu Black

Patricia started karate with her son, Sensei Justin. She obtained her black belt...


in Slocki-ryu in 2000 and has over 15 years of experience teaching all age groups in the Slocki-ryu system of Karate.

Patricia is passionate about the importance of an active life style to keep you healthy and feeling great. She leads the Adult fitness class which integrates karate basics, high intensity exercise and resistance training. If your goal is to improve your fitness while having fun then this class is for you!


“Go beyond what you think you can do, only then will you improve.”

Sensei Doug Diehl

Sensei Doug Diehl

Rank: Slocki-ryu Black Ni-dan (2nd degree)

Doug started training at Superkids when his 2 youngest sons were students


Doug is a master technician on the proper form and technique for both kata and weapons. He would love to show you the eku (traditional Okinawan paddle used in kata) that he hand crafted out of specialty woods.

Favourite Quote:

“A task worth doing is worth doing right”

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