I am 15 years old and have been doing karate for 9 years. Karate has always been a very important thing in my life, and I have had so many opportunities from my training. I started at the Shima Karate School in Lantzville with Sensei Maximchuk, and fell in love after a long time of watching my brothers classes, and even getting to join in on some of them. After many years of training, the Dojo's combined, and here I am.
I have been training and competing with Shima since the move from Lantzville and I made it to the Provincial Championships in 2013 and 2014 and the BC Winter Games in 2014. I also had the opportunity to train with the karate BC team, which was amazing. As well as karate, I also row, swim, run, and do track and field.
My karate training has helped keep me fit, and keep me driving to live an athletic and healthy lifestyle.
My time in karate has taught me patience, determination, drive, confidence. I hope to continue training and advancing in karate with Shima, and I know I have developed skills I will use for the rest of my life.