David started training at the age of 35 after his son Alex joined Superkids Karate. He has competed at several competitions, notably winning bronze in kumite at the Canadian National Championships and finishing top 8 in kumite at the World Karate Organization Championships. With over 15 years teaching experience, his greatest passion is to lead and coach others to become the best persons they can be!
"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly."
Doug started training at Superkids when his 2 youngest sons were students. Together they were determined...
to master their basics and kata!
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.
"A task worth doing is worth doing right"
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.
"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."
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 2nd degree (Nidan) 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
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Kenny started his martial arts journey with Superkids at the age of 7, even then his goal was to compete...
at the World Championships. He obtained his Slocki-Ryu black belt in 2000 and his Shotokan black belt in 2003.
He continued his journey by exploring the world of Chinese Kung Fu, learning from Sifus the art of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun, San Shou (Chinese kickboxing) and fight choreography.
With over 17 years of experience, Kenny has competed and continuously achieved top 4 ranking in Karate Ontario, Canadian Wushu-Kung Fu Challenge and, most proudly, United States Kuo Shu Federation international tournament where he won bronze in forms and gold in point sparring.
"Martial art is a philosophy, a lifestyle. Learn to embrace it and always accept the challenge to better oneself."
Patricia started karate with her son, Senpai and office manager 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."