Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo
Karatedo Shorinjiryu Kenkokan
Queen's University Karate Club
" CYBER DOJO "
in Kingston Ontario Canada
URL : http://queens_karate.tripod.com
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.
Photis Liappis and Sensei
Gary Vienneau were the Queen's University Karate Club's original Shorinjiryu instructors.
Gary Vienneau, 3rd degree black belt (sandan) was the QKC head instructor from 1977-1980.
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:
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.
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 was interested in
Ken is currently blogging his adventures in History, Photography and Whisky!
See " Ken Fuller's Blog
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 - Shi Ryu Kai dojo
in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Ishino Shorinjiryu Genbukan Karate - Kyoku Bu Kai dojo
in Helsinki, Finland.
Sensei Tim Richardson's Budo web page
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.