Gene Vincent - Head Instructor (4th Dan)
Sensei Vincent first started training Shotokan Karate in 1990 in Lorette Manitoba.
After receiving his 1st degree black belt in 1993, he started his first karate dojo in Ile Des Chenes Manitoba. The dojo was in operation from 1993-1996. Shortly after recieving his 3rd degree black belt in 2003 he started his second dojo; Traditional Karate Winnipeg.
Gene began competing at the provincial and national level in 1993, and has 10 years of international competition experience. He qualified to compete in 10 international tournaments, and took part in events from 1995 - 2006:
Gene has been officiating regional, provincial and national tournaments since 1993, holding a Provincial class A and National class C officials status.
Gene continuously upgrades his technical training and instruction by attending seminars, training camps, and official seminars.
Sean Bueckert - Instructor (3rd Dan)
Sensei Bueckert began his training in Shotokan Karate in 1996.
In 2003, Sean achieved his 1st Dan in Shotokan Karate from Kancho Okuyama of the International Karate Association (IKA).
After receiving his Shodan, Sean began teaching as a junior instructor at Nanzan Karate Dojo in Winnipeg. In 2005, Sean became one of 5 co-instructors at Nanzan Karate Dojo.
Sensei Sean's instruction and training at Nanzan Karate Dojo focused on kumite (sparring), bunkai (applications) as well as practical self-defense techniques.
Once Nanzan Karate Dojo closed in 2009, Sean started training and teaching with Sensei Gene Vincent.
In 2019 Sensei Sean achieved his 3rd Dan from the World Traditional Karate Organization (WTKO).
Silvana Vincent - Dojo Manager / Instructor (1st Dan)
Sensei Silvana began her training in Shotokan Karate in 1997, and achieved her 1st degree Black Belt in 2005 under the International Karate Federation (ITKF).
In 2006, Silvana began instructing beginner karate classes.
She has been managing and administrating the dojo since 2003.
Silvana has had the opportunity to compete provincially and nationally for 13 years.
She started competing in 1997 up until 2010.
Silvana has achieved gold, silver and bronze medal standings in Kumite and team Kata events at both the provincial and national level.
Silvana also has experience officiating regional and provincial tournaments.