Denys Bedard has had a lifelong interest in martial arts beginning with his first discipline of judo in the early 70’s and then later seeking out many notable karate teachers in the gosoku-ryu and traditional Shotokan styles.  Senpai Denys began his training in the ASK member club Banzai Karate with Sensei Chris Walker in 2002 and earned his shodan (1st dan) in 2008.  He founded Pine Waves Dojo, an ASK member club in north Calgary in 2011, but reluctantly had to close the club when he relocated to British Columbia in 2015.

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