DOJO OPERATOR: Tom Gillam
MAILING ADDRESS: 20118 44th Avenue,Langley, B.C. V3A 3E4
PHONE: (604) 533-0582
Newton Community Centre,13717 71st Avenue, Surrey
Was started up on February 3, 1986 with Leo and myself just in time to have the Club perform at Expo ’86. Leo started his own Club in Langley in 1993. This year we will be hosting the 25th Annual Lower Mainland Coloured Belt Tournament at Frank Hurt School. We have had many students being able to compete at the World’s and National Tournaments. Classes are going strong with good student participation at camps and tournaments. The Club trains three days a week at the Newton Community Centre.
Tom started training in 1978 with Sensei Tony Severs in Richmond and later trained with Shihan Stuart at the South Arm Dojo. In February of 1986, just in time to perform at Expo ’86, Leo and Tom opened up the Newton Dojo and in 1993 Leo opened his own Club in Langley. Over the years Tom has had many opportunities to travel and train throughout the Kyokushin World with many trips being to Hawaii and so honored to train with Shihan Bobby Lowe. In 2004 Tom obtained his Yondan at the North American Black Belt Conference in Banff. And to this day he is still training and teaching new students at the Newton Community Centre.