About Us

Living Skies Shintani Wado Kai Karate (livingskieswadokai.com) that aims to teach traditional karate according to the requirements of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF). You can learn more about the SWKKF and its history at shintani.ca.

Sensei Laszlo “LJ” Veszi

Co-Head Instructor,

Sandan

Sensei Laszlo has been practicing karate for 19 years, starting in our youth class and achieving his black belt in 2011. Sensei Laszlo has also trained and competed on our national team from 2012-2017. He represented Canada in several international tournaments which include the Commonwealth Karate Championships in Montreal, the Scottish open, The USA open in Las Vegas, as well as the Sensei Nishimura invitational in Japan. In addition to this class, he is the assistant coach for Team Saskatchewan in partnership with the Saskatchewan High Performance Karate Association.

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Sensei Joel Schroder

Co-Head Instructor,

Sandan

Sensei Joel began training karate in Saskatoon in 2003, achieving his black belt in 2010. Sensei Joel also trained with the SWKKF national team from 2012-2014.

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Sensei Leif Pederson

Shodan

 

Sensei Leif began learning karate in our youth class when he was 8, achieving his black belt in 2019.

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Sensei Jon Lovering

Shodan

 

Sensei Jon started training karate in 2004 in our adult class, and after returning from a 10 year (work imposed) hiatus, achieved his black belt in 2021.

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Sensei Ryan Dumonceaux

Shodan

 

Sensei Ryan started training karate as a youth while in Kipling, SK. After taking an 18 year hiatus he rejoined karate at our club in 2011 restarting his progression from white belt, and earned his black belt in 2018.

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