The UBC Chief Instructor since 2004 has trained karate for nearly 40 years. He also has significant experience in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jiujitsu and other fighting arts including Kyudo. Sensei Nakatsu has a unique understanding of practical as well as traditional martial arts. He has recently been a professional stunt coordinator for movie and television martial arts.
Assistant instructor has trained karate for 15 years with significant karate competition experience. She also practices Kyudo. She has worked for a number of years as an armed guard and is a previous alumni of UBC with a BSc. and a B.Ed.
A former UBC club instructor in the 1990’s and has practiced for nearly 30 years. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UBC where he also did his BSc., MD and FRCSC training.
The UBC club currently trains twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. You can expect a mix of traditional training, sparring drills, and always a great workout. In addition to bi-weekly practices, we also participate in classic UBC must-do activities such as Storm the Wall and Day of the Longboat, and don’t miss our annual Halloween practice (yes, costumes are required!) We welcome students of all levels and experience – whether it’s your first time, or have previously trained under other styles, we are happy to have you!