ASHRAF A. ISMAIL (4th Dan JKA Black Belt)
During the last 20 years, he has taught karate in private and university and college martial arts clubs. He has also participated as both competitor and judge in numerous provincial, national and international tournaments. He is accredited by the Japan Karate Association as an official instructor and examiner.

Ashraf Ismail

DAVID PINCHUK (4th Dan JKA, 5th Dan ASI Black Belt)
Dave has taught karate and self defense in several high schools, special-needs, colleges, and martial arts clubs for more than 25 years. He has participated as a competitor and judge in numerous local and North American tournaments. He is accredited by the ‘Japan Karate Association’ and the ‘Advanced Shotokan International’ Organization.

Dave Pinchuk

ROSANNA EUGENI (3rd Dan JKA Black Belt)
Rosanna has taught karate for more than ten years. She has worked for many years to promote JKA karate as a member of the Board of Directors of our national organization, the JKA SKD, and is active in organizing competitions and other karate events. She is accredited by the Japan Karate Association as an official and instructor and examiner.

Rosanna Eugeni

CHUCK BILLO (3rd Dan JKA Black Belt) Chuck lived in Japan for three years. He attended classes at the Shotokan JKA dojo in the city of Beppu and learned a great deal from Koishi Sensei. He brought back the somewhat shorter, more direct, and therefore stronger and faster techniques.


Nicole-Ann started practicing karate in Australia in 2001, and won numerous titles with the Go Kan Ryu-New South Wales State Team. Since moving to Canada in 2010, she continued her training with the JKA, and received her Black-Belt in 2013.

OCTAVIO MANZANO (1st Dan JKA Black Belt)
Octavio started practicing karate when he was 10 years old in Cancun Mexico. He has won many medals in regional competitions, and received his black belt in 2014.