Brooklyn Thomson

Shodan-ho 2016

I was born in Edmonton and raised in Campbell river on Vancouver island, which is where I began training karate with the Shito Ryu dojo in 2001. I moved to Nanaimo after high school in 2010 where I joined Shima Karate. Karate has taught me a great deal about life, friends, family and myself. Karate is something I will continue training throughout the course of my life.

"Understand that the essence of martial arts is not the art itself, but what's hidden deep within yourself."- Gogen Yamaguchi