Sempai Al is a lifetime Winnipegger! He joined Charleswood Karate, under Sensei Ron’s guidance, with his youngest daughter in 1998. He has since obtained the rank of Sandan (3rd level black belt) and level D judge. He has participated in many tournaments at both the provincial and national level.
Sempai Al has been a firefighter/paramedic with the City of Winnipeg since 1983. He has been instructing the Young Tigers Karate program with his wife, Sempai Alli, since its inception in 2004. He also teaches children’s classes and fills in for adult classes when needed.
Sempai Al enjoys every opportunity to pass on what he has learned, and to help others develop themselves through Karate-do. Aside from karate, Sempai Al enjoys spending time with his daughters and taking care of his many pets.
You can find Sempai Al around the dojo on Wednesdays at noon, and Saturday mornings for Young Tigers.