Instructor Bios

Brent Zaparniuk

•1987, began training in Chinese Kempo under Sifu Ed Bruneau
•1989, switched to Goju-ryu karate-do
•1993, earned 1st Degree Black Belt in Meibukan Goju-ryu under Sensei Frank Clayton
•1987 – 1995, avid karate tournament competitor, kata and kumite, with multiple top three placements. Top placings: 1993, 1st Place Men’s Kumite Black Belt Division, Western Canadian Goju-ryu Karate Championship Tournament; 1995, 3rd Place Men’s Kumite Black Belt Division, Western Canada Championships Tournament
•1992 - 1999, Correctional Officer at Vancouver Pretrial Maximum Security Institution. Additional duties included: Tactical Team Officer, External Escorts Officer, Assistant Self Defense Instructor
•1994 - 1996, studied Jeet Kune Do / Kali under Head Instructor Gary Herman
•2007, began training Gohakukai Goju-ryu karate-do under Sensei Mario McKenna
•2009, began training Ryukyu kobudo under Sensei Krister Naab
•2013, earned 2nd Degree Black Belt Gohakukai Goju-ryu karate-do under Sensei Mario McKenna
•2016, earned 1st Degree Black Belt Ryukyu kobudo under Sensei Krister Naab
•2018, earned 3rd Degree Black Belt Gohakukai Goju-ryu karate-do under Sensei Yoshitaka Kinjo
•2019, Karate BC NCCP Registered Karate Dojo Instructor

Maik Hassel

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Warren Mirko

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Corinna Hagel

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