PRINCIPLES OF OUR KARATE SCHOOL
Sensei Lisa Shank
5th Degree Black Belt
Lisa Shank began studying karate on New Year’s Day in 1999, after one year of watching her son Jimmy train under Kyoshi Glenda Olin. In August, 2005 Lisa became Kyoshi Olin’s first black belt and in June, 2022 she earned the rank of Go Dan. Currently, Lisa teaches as a certified instructor Matsunoki Martial Arts & Fitness Center. In 2009 Lisa was elected Secretary of the WSKF. Lisa’s favorite katas are Naihanchi San Dan and Chinto.
Sensei Sylvain Shank
4th Degree Black Belt
Sylvain Shank began studying karate in Canada in January 2007, after watching his oldest daughter Daphnee train for three months. In July, 2011, Sylvain became a black belt in Matsubayashi-Ryu and in June, 2022 he earned the rank of Yon Dan. Currently, Sylvain teaches as a certified instructor at Matsunoki Martial Arts & Fitness Center. Sylvain’s favorite katas are Pinan Shodan and Wankan.