Domenico Capilongo           KARATE BIO


 

 

 

 Biography

  

1986 – Started practicing karate at the Swift Current, Saskatchewan Karate Club under the instruction of Sensei Graham Guthrie.

 1987 – Moved to Toronto, Ontario and started training at the North York Wado-Ryu Dojo under the instruction of Sensei Alex Waith, chief instructor of the Canadian Wado Ryu Karate Federation.

 1990 – Achieved the level of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt). Graded by Sensei M. Shiomitsu of the Wado-Ryu Karate do Academy.

 1992 – Achieved the level of Nidan (2nd  Degree Black Belt). Graded by Sensei M.  Shiomitsu of the Wado-Ryu Karate do Academy at the Summer Course.

 1996-98 – Lived in Yokohama, Japan and trained at the Wado-Ryu Karate do Renmei Honbu under the instruction of Sensei Kazutaka and Grandmaster Ohtsuka II. I also trained regularly with the Yokohama Ouku Bu at the Mistuzawa dojo under the instruction of Sensei Murakami and Shihan Yamashita.

1997 – Achieved the level of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) with the Japan Karate do Federation.

 1999 - Achieved the level of Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt). Graded by Sensei M.  Shiomitsu of the Wado-Ryu Karate do Academy.

 2005 - Achieved the level of Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt). Graded by Sensei M.  Shiomitsu of the Wado-Ryu Karate do Academy.

 Brief Competition History

 1995 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 1996 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 1997 – 3rd Place -75kg Black Belt Division Yokohama City Championships.

 1997 – Top 16 -75kg Black Belt Division Kanagawa Prefecture Championships (Japan).

 1997 – Top 16 -75kg Black Belt Division  International Wado-Ryu Karate Championships (Philipines).

 1998 – 8th Place -75kg Black Belt Division Yokohama City Championships.

 1999 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 1999 – Men’s Kumite Gold Medalist. National Karate Association Black Belt National Championship.

 2000 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 2001 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 2001 – -75kg Men’s Kumite Bronze Medalist National Karate Association Black Belt National Championship.

 2002 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 2001 – -75kg Men’s Kumite Bronze Medalist National Karate Association Black Belt National Championship.

 2003 - Karate Ontario -75kg Black Belt Champion.

 2003 – Retired from competition.

 2011- Awarded 5th Dan from Sensei Masafumi Shiomitsu, 9th Dan Hanshi.

 2011 - Passed Karate Canada 5th Dan Grading.

 2013 - Member of Karate Canada National Dan Grading Mentorship Program.


 Currently, I am an assistant instructor and tournament coach with the North York Wado-Ryu Dojo. As well, I am a member of the Canadian Wado Ryu Karate Federation’s Board of Directors and Technical Commitee.