DOJO: South Delta
DOJO OPERATOR: Mike Sandford
MAILING ADDRESS: 4947 Central Ave, Delta B.C. V4K2G5
PHONE: (604) 946-1709
WEB SITE: http://www.southdeltakyokushin.ca
Delta Christian School (gym)
4789 53rd St Ladner, BC V4K 2Y9
Sensei Pete Fradley started the South Delta Dojo in the late 1980′s at the Delta Secondary School.
This location was where Sempai’s Mike Sandford and Georgina Salisbury started studying Kyokushin karate in 1993.
Sensei Pete’s departure, moved to Calgary and opened the Calgary Dojo, in 1994 created the opportunity for Sensei Les Neilson and Sempai Greg Creech to assume the teaching duties at the dojo. Both Sensei Les and Sempai Greg had been training at the Richmond Dojo.
The dojo moved to it’s new location at Delta Christian School in 1995 where Sensei Les had filled the role as head instructor and dojo operator with great success. This included the creation of the annual IKOKC Kick-a-thon which is the largest contributor of funds to the IKOKC.
Sensei Les taught over 1000 students in the span of his instructional career with the promotion of 4 black belts . With his untimely passing in 2012, Sempai Mike Sandford has assumed the role of dojo operator and shares the instructional responsibilities with 5 other black belts.
The dojo is active in tournament competition training as well as offering excellent Karate training to a wide spectrum of students in a friendly family atmosphere
Started training in karate in 1979 in Shotokan style,participating in numerous tournaments between 1982-1987 was graded to Shodan by Shihan Masatoshi Nakayama in1986.Studied Akido 1992 before starting Kyokushin in 1993 studying with Sensei Pete Fradley.Graded for Shodan 2000 then Nidan in 2005,has lead a very active Karate life attending scores of local and international training events including multiple visits to train in Hawaii at seminar’s hosted by Shihan Bobby Lowe.As well since 2001 has participated in both local and international tournaments as a corner judge or centre ref. Presently grading for Sandan, and acting as dojo operator for South Delta dojo.