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The Shelburne Karate Club has celebrated its 20th anniversary
SHELBURNE, N.S. – The Shelburne Karate Club recently reached a milestone and has celebrated its 20th anniversary.
“It has been 20 years of hard work and fun, teaching and training with all those who entered the dojo, also the friendships that have been made all over the Maritimes,” said Sensei Brian Dunn, the head instructor of the karate club.
To commemorate this milestone, the club celebrated its anniversary with a small clinic and gathering with Sensei Chris Golz and members of various karate clubs from around the province.
The Shelburne club was founded in 1996 by Sensei Dunn who studied the Chito-Ryu style of karate.
It is one of the longest running karate clubs on the south shore and has helped people achieve black belts and has also trained members who have gone on to compete at the provincial, national and international levels.
It has been 20 years of hard work and fun, teaching and training with all those who entered the dojo, also the friendships that have been made all over the Maritimes. Sensei Brian Dunn
Some of the highlights of the club have included hosting several national training clinics with Sensei Shane Higashi, a 9th degree black belt and head of the Canadian Chito-Ryu as well as a member of the Canadian Karate Hall of Fame.
The club has also hosted many provincial clinics with the former technical director of Nova Scotia, the late Sensei Michael Delany, as well as the current technical director, Sensei Chris Golz.
“The club has given participants the opportunity to travel throughout the province in order to train with some of the top karate instructors from all over Canada and the world,” said Kenny Dollivor, an instructor at the club.
Dunn says he is looking forward to more years to come at the Shelburne Karate Club.