Instructors

 
 
Eric Crosby (Yodan, 4th degree black belt)
  • Started practice with Canada Shotokan Karate in November, 1991.
  • Has travelled to Japan, Spain and France to practice karate.
  • Visits the Ohshima dojo several times a year to attend classes led by Ohshima Sensei.
  • Member of Canada West team that won the 38th Annual Nisei Week Exhibition/Tournament in Los Angeles in 1995.
  • Has attended gasshuku (special training) in Katsuura, Japan.
  • Promoted to yodan in June 2015.
  • Asked by Ohshima Sensei to demonstrate nagewaza (throwing techniques) at 2015 Nisei Week Exhibition/Tournament.
 
 
Liny Chan (Yodan, 4th degree black belt)
  • Started practice with Canada Shotokan Karate in September, 1992.
  • Has travelled to Japan, Spain, France and Israel to practice karate.
  • Visits the Ohshima dojo several times a year to attend classes led by Ohshima Sensei.
  • Awarded Best Competitor by Ohshima Sensei at the 2001 Nisei Week Exhibition/Tournament in Los Angeles.
  • Has attended gasshuku (special training) in Okinawa, Japan.
  • Asked by Ohshima Sensei to demonstrate torite (escaping techniques) at the 2004 Nisei Week Exhibition/Tournament and the 2006 Unity Celebration.
  • Promoted to yodan in June 2009.

 

 
Wes Chan (Shodan, 1st degree black belt)
  • Started practice with Canada Shotokan Karate in September 2001.
  • Has attended anniversary events led by Ohshima Sensei.
  • Promoted to shodan in June 2005.
  • Is the Burnaby dojo manager.
 
 
Lawrence Hsu (Nidan, 2nd degree black belt)
  • Started practice with Canada Shotokan Karate in September, 2002.
  • Has travelled to Japan to practice karate.
  • Has participated in many Goodwill Cup tournaments.
  • Has attended special trainings in the Pacific Northwest, Montreal and in California.
  • Promoted to nidan in June 2016.
  
Tyler Yee (Shodan, 1st degree black belt)
  • Started practice with Canada Shotokan in September, 2003.
  • Promoted to shodan in July 2013.
  • Has travelled to the Ohshima dojo to practice with Ohshima Sensei.
  • Has practiced with karate-ka in Japan.
 
 
Emily Doan (Shodan, 1st degree black belt)
  • Started practice with Canada Shotokan in September, 2005.
  • Has attended gasshuku (special training) in Katsuura, Japan.
  • Has visited the Ohshima dojo on several occasions to attend classes led by Ohshima Sensei.
  • Promoted to shodan in August 2014.
  • Also UBC Shotokan Karate Club president and teaches karate at UBC once a week.