Beginning in 1972, Shorinjjiryu Kenkokan Karate was offered as a recreational activity and the members trained out of the Combatives Room in the Queen's University Phys Ed Center.
Sensei Photis Liappis and Sensei Gary Vienneau were the Queen's University Karate Club's original Shorinjiryu instructors.
Sensei Gary Vienneau, 3rd degree black belt (sandan) was the QKC head instructor from 1977-1980.
Sensei Ken Fuller was the Queen's Karate Club head instructor, 1981 - 1984.
During his tenure as the club's instructor, Sensei Fuller trained many Queen's students in Shorinjiryu Karate of Japanese/Okinawan origin. In particular, the following nine students were all coloured belts together at Queen's University, trained under the guidance of Senseis Ken and Gary and attained their black belts in Shorinjiryu Karatedo:
Tim Richardson, Allen Yuen, Doug McBride, Steve Litt, Rick Foulkes, Frank Pugh, Howard Staveley, Juha Halttunen and Tim Beaumont.
After Ken's retirement from Karate in 1984, Tim Richardson, Ken's first black belt and a Queen's Alumni, led the club from 1984-1986. When Tim moved on to Ottawa, Ontario, another instructor from a different style of Karate was brought in by the next Queen's Karate Club Executive and it was the end of an era of Shorinjiryu at Queen's University.
Queen's Karate Club Instructor 1981 - 1984
He was born April 1947 (the same year as Ishino San) in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He has a B.A. (Hons) from Queen's University and a M.A. from Universite de Ottawa.
He is married to Carol and has two fine young daughters, and a grand daughter.
He is certified as an Advanced and Rescue Scuba Diver and is personally interested in Underwater Archaeology. He is currently pursuing photography and continues to work out regularly although arthritis in the left knee has severely limited activity options, (no more mawashi-geri to the head).
LINKS TO SHORINJIRYU WEBPAGES
Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karate International Headquarters ( Honbu dojo )
in Tokyo Japan
World Koshiki Karate Federation
in Tokyo Japan
Ishino Shorinjiryu Genbukan Karate ( Honbu dojo )
in Montreal Quebec Canada
Ishino Shorinjiryu Genbukan Karate - Shi Ryu Kai dojo
in Kingston Ontario Canada
in Toronto, Ontario Canada