Mt. A Chief Instructor - Norm Robitza, 4th Dan

Norm Robitza, Mount A Alumnus, is the Instructor of Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate. He reopened the defunct MTA JKA in January 2002 when he was still a brown belt. Later that year he would be promoted to Shodan by Master Teruyuki Okazaki, while members of the Mount Allison club watched from the sidelines.

 

Sensei has assisted with the successful 2004 JKA/WF of Canadian National Karate Championships by creating the program for the event.

 

In 2007, Norm made an unsuccessful attempt at his Nidan under Master Yutaka Yaguchi. Later that year he was promoted to Nidan by Master Frank Woon-A-Tai.

 

In June of 2010, He was promoted to Sandan by Sensei Hiroyoshi Okazaki in Moncton, NB.

 

In February 2011, Sensei Robitza split from the ISKF along with most of the dojos in NB to follow Master Woon-A-Tai in the International Karate Daigaku. Sensei Robitza is the former web designer for the ISKF Canada and he has developed the International IKD website. Sensei has enrolled in the IKD Kenshusei Program. This program is designed to create qualified International Instructors..

 

In 2013, Sensei Robitza competed in the Maritime IKD Championship winning 1st in Adult Individual Black Belt Kata and Kumite. In May, the Maritime IKD hosted the IKD Canada Cup. Sensei Robitza designed the tournament logo and the program for the event. The night before the National tournament, Sensei was promoted to 4th Dan and received his Level C National Referee's License. Sensei Robitza competed on the last day of the tournament and won a Bronze Medal in Team Kumite.

 

Norm's wife and daughters have all trained in the style. His oldest daughter, Katilyn received her shodan in 2003. His wife, Jolene who also assists with the club, received her Shodan in 2012. Their youngest daughter, Rachel has done some basic training.

 

Sensei Robitza is a Private Security Officer who supplies security services for concerts and special events. He is one of the first graduates of Responder Training's Officer Safety Tactical Defense Program. His job has seen him provide security for some of the most famous performers in the World including U2, Metallica, ACDC, Bon Jovi, Kiss, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, NickelBack, Bruce Springsteen and many many more.

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Assistant Instructor - Jolene Robitza, 1st Dan

Jolene Robitza, is Sensei Robitza's wife. She assists by preparing the beginners for their yellow belt test. She is very adept at breaking down the techniques so the beginners can understand. On June 21, 2012, she finally took her Shodan test and received the rank from Shihan David Pyke.

In 2013, she served as a scorekeeper at the 2013 IKD Canada Cup. She is planning on taking the IKD Dojo Instructors course in late Nov 2013 and hopes to test for Nidan in early 2014.

Senshin: The Enlightened Mind Blog

In December 2012, while recovering from a knee injury, Sensei Robitza started writing this blog on the Martial Arts.

Mt. A Shotokan Karate Directors

Mt. A Shotokan Karate Directors

Sensei Norm Robitza, 4th Dan

Sempai Jolene Robitza, 1st Dan

Mt. A Karate Student President

Andrew Wilcox , 4th Kyu

 

Mt. A Karate Student Committee

Jonathan Bradet-Legris, 1st Dan

Celine Perczynski-Northen, 7th Kyu

Regional & International Directors

Maritime IKD Directors

Shihan David Pyke, 7th Dan

Sensei Janice Pyke, 6th Dan

 

IKD Chief Instructor

Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th Dan