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Dave Tuccaro is a Treaty Indian of the Mikisew Cree Band. Dave is one of Canada's top Aboriginal business leaders with numerous corporate holdings (see: www.tuccaroinc.com) He has won numerous prestigious local, regional, and national awards of distinction.

Throughout his career Dave has demonstrated commitment to moving the Aboriginal community forward. Mr. Tuccaro has always been keenly aware of how valuable sports are (particularly a sport like karate) in building character and good life habits.

Director & Chief Instructor

Sensei Toshiaki Nomada has approximately 42 years of extensive training and experience in the study of karate...

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Vice President

Michael_Brotchie Mr. Michael Brotchie Born in Singapore. Occupation lawyer in BC, England and Wales. Studied pencak silat as boy and karate under Arneil Sensei to ni dan. Lives in Vancouver.

Director & Assistant Instructor

Calvin Helin is Tsimshian; Lax Kw'alaams First Nation. He is of the clan of Ginaxangiik, and his family crest is Gisbudwaada (Killerwhale).

He has studied karate with Sensei Nomada since 1981 and is a third degree black belt. Mr. Helin is a lawyer, businessman, and writer.

Director and Assistant Instructor

Gordon Freeborn Mr. Gordon Freeborn Retired Delta Fire Chief and instructor with the Justice Institute of B.C., began studying Goju- Ryu karate with Mr. Nomada over 30 years ago at the Steveston Martial Arts Centre in Richmond, B.C

Director & Secretary Treasurer

Laurie_Gunderson Laurie Gunderson Laurie Gunderson has over twenty years of experience in administration; notably in the organization of special events. She has been practicing karate for nine years, the last five with Sensei Nomada.


Yoshi Ohashi Yoshi Ohashi Mr. Ohashi was born in 1945 Nagano Japan. In 1966 he started studying Gojo Ryu karate in Tokyo. He subsequently immigrated to Canada in 1969. From 1973 to 1975 he studied Gojo Ryu karate Vancouver. In 2011 he returned back to the study of karate.

10 years of service in the community

Circle of the Eagle Feather
Canadian National
Diamond Feather
Platinum Feather

The McLean McCuaig Foundation

Gold Feather

Gisela Waibel

Stewart Aulinger & Co.

Blair Lockhart and & Tony Fogarassy

Daniel Veniez

SOS Childrens’ Village BC Society

Provides shelter and support for the most vulnerable foster children in British Columbia.

Mikado Martial Arts
Silver Feather
Andrea Raso Amer
Arthur L. Ross, Dr.
Bank of Montreal
Colin Doylend
David Goult
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Gordon Gibson
Greg Leach
Hannes Blum, AbeBooks.com
Joel Dumaresq
Lois and Gilles Bouchard
Meyers Norris Penny LLP
Michael Brotchie
Michael Joseph Holtmann
Nicola James, Dr.
Ronald Molander
Stuart Rennie
The Travel Group Ltd
Werner and Helga Hoing Foundation
Werner Schonberger
Yamashita Rie
Yoshimi Yato

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