Sensei Bob Reid, Shishidan
Born on August 14th, 1957, in
Port of Spain, Trinidad
and Tobago, West Indies, he spent a number of years as a young boy
variety of martial arts, before immigrating to Canada in August, 1974.
I began my formal training in the Fall of
a great deal of looking around and researching different styles and
On November 21st, 1975, I was
yellow belt, and on August 18th, 1979, my Shodan.
I was on the tournament demonstration team
for several years; however, my interests were towards the art form,
i.e., Kata and Taisabaki.
My love for the art began from the time I
directly under Sensei Shintani, whose phenomenal physiology,
skills, and unconditional care for his dedicated students, drove me to
live Karate. I knew that my aim was beyond reach even to come close to
Senseiís skills, but I had to train towards that level.
I was also privileged to have trained under
Hinori Otsuka, the founder of Wado, and his son, Master Jiro Otsuka.
That experience is one that many karate-ka can only dream of, and one
that greatly enhanced my personal growth.
and I ran the CASK karate school in Welland, Ontario, which I
left to move to Victoria, BC, in the summer of 1980. I started CASK at
Sundance Elementary School in Oak Bay.
My philosophy is very simple - train pure, train for you, train hard
and help others.
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