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Leo Glavine (MLA), Honorary Shodan

 

Leo Glavine, MLA for Kings West, was awarded Honorary Shodan by the world headquarts on request from Steve Nickerson of the Makotokan Dojo. Leo, a true community leader, is a testament to the true path of a Samurai and his vision and support to his constituency has earned him his Honorary 1st Degree Black Belt. We are very proud to have our association with Leo.


Dave Kay, 4th Dan

 

Dave Kay, 4th Dan, began Aikido in 2001. Dave has attended many clinics with senior instructors from across North America. Dave has taken an active roll in supporting the operation of the Dojo as the main coordinator of the Wednesday night training. Dave is very active in teaching both the adult and children's classes at the Makotokan Dojo.


Jamie Corlett, 4th Dan

 

Jamie Corlett holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt. Jamie started Aikido at the age of 7 in 1997 and attained the rank of Junior 2nd Degree Black Belt in the Children's program in 2005. Jamie was the first Yoshinkan Aikido Junior Black Belt in Eastern Canada. Jamie is a valued instructor for both the adult and children's programs.


Patrick Potter, 3rd Dan

 

Patrick Potter, 3rd Dan, began Aikido in 2000. Patrick is very active in supporting the operation of the Dojo and is one of the primary coordinators of the Wednesday night training. Patrick attends many clinics with senior instructors. Patrick actively teaches both the adult and children's classes at the Makotokan Dojo.


Alexander Rosborough, 3rd Dan

 

Alexander (Zan) Rosborough, 3rd Dan, started Aikido in 1999 at the Makotokan Dojo. Zan has attended many clinics with top instructors from across North America and Japan. Zan has visited Japan in 2003 and again in 2005 during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Yoshinkan Aikido. Zan teaches both adult and children's classes at the Makotokan Dojo.


Heather Mombourquette, 3rd Dan

 

Heather Mombourquette, 3rd Dan, is very active in supporting the operation of the Dojo and has attended many clinics with senior instructors. Heather teaches both the adult and children's classes at the Makotokan Dojo and has also demonstrated an outstanding committment to the children's program for many years. Heather loves teaching children and is a wonderful asset to the Makotokan Dojo.


Rob Chute, 2nd Dan

 

Rob Chute, 2nd Dan, is very active in supporting the operation of the Dojo and has attended many clinics with senior instructors. Rob regularly teaches adult and children's classes at the Makotokan Dojo and is a very welcome member of the Makotokan.


Andrew Nickerson, 2nd Dan

 

Andrew Nickerson, 2nd Dan, is an instructor at the Mokotokan Dojo. Andrew began training in Aikido in 2000 at the age of 7. Andrew actively assists in teaching the children's classes and sets a wonderful example for the young members of the children's class. Andrew is a valuable asset to the Makotokan Dojo.


James Richardson, 2nd Dan

 

James Richardson, 2nd Dan, began Aikido in 2008. James is very active in supporting the operation of the Dojo and actively helps teach both child and adult classes. James attends many clinics with senior instructors. James is a welcome member of the Makotokan Dojo


Jordan Chenier, 2nd Dan

 

Jordan Chenier, 2nd Dan, began Aikido in 2007. Jordan is very active in supporting the operation of the Dojo and actively helps teach both child and adult classes. Jordan attends many clinics with senior instructors. Jordan is a welcome member of the Makotokan Dojo


Evan Nickerson, Shodan

 

Evan Nickerson, 1st Dan, is an instructor at the Mokotokan Dojo. Evan is 21 years old and began training in Aikido in 1999. Evan has attended many clinics with senior instructors. Evan is a valuable asset to the Makotokan Dojo.


Tim Dean, Shodan

 

Tim Dean, 1st Dan, began his Aikido training in 2008. Tim is very active in teaching both the adult and children's program at the Dojo. Tim is a valued member of the Makotokan.


Kristof Mercier, Shodan

 

Kristof Mercier, 1st Dan, began his Aikido training in the children's program in 2008. Kristof transferred to the adult program and due to his outstanding athletic ability, obtained Shodan at the age of 16 in 2015. Kristof is very active in teaching both the adult and children's program at the Dojo. Kristof is a valued member of the Makotokan.


Jason Bruce, Shodan

   

Joanna Noseworth, Shodan

   

Chris Jensen, Shodan

   

INSTRUCTORS CURRENTLY NOT ACTIVE AT MAKOTOKAN DOJO

   

Steve Mustain, 2nd Dan

   

Phil Parsons, Shodan

   

Mike Crook, Shodan

   

Martial Laporte, Shodan

   

Colm Kennedy, Shodan

   

Will Nowotczynski, Shodan

   

Liz Gesner, Shodan

   

Ginette Simard, Shodan

   

Stacy Wood, Shodan

   

Lee Covin, Shodan

 


Jennifer West, Shodan

   

John Weston, Shodan

   

Sarah O'Reilly, Junior 2nd Dan

   

Emily Nickerson, Junior Shodan

   

Miranda Sampson, Junior Shodan

   

ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTORS / DOJOS

   

Todd Fleck, 4th Dan

 

Todd Fleck, 4th Dan, has operated Dojos in Gagetown, New Brunswick and Trenton, Ontario. Todd Fleck recently relocated back to Trenton in 2013 where he will be continuing his Aikido training in his old Dojo. Todd continues to be a student of the Makotokan Dojo in Nova Scotia. Todd is an excellent Aikido teacher and we look forward to his future visits to our Dojo in Nova Scotia.


Wendell Black, 2nd Dan - Saint John Aikido

 

Wendell Black, 2nd Degree Black Belt, is an associate instructor of the Makotokan Dojo. Wendell is the Chief Instructor of the Saint John Aikido Dojo in Saint John, New Brunswick with a teaching licence from Tokyo, Japan. Wendell has extensive experience in other Martial Arts in addition to his Yoshinkan Aikido roots. Wendell is an excellent instructor and we are very happy to have our association with him. Please visit our "Link" page to find the Saint John Aikido website.


Rob Moran, 2nd Dan

 

Rob Moran, 2nd Degree Black Belt, is an associate instructor of the Makotokan Dojo. Rob is a black belt Instructor of the Saint John Aikido Dojo in Saint John, New Brunswick. Rob has a lot of experience in Aikido and visits the Makotokan Dojos in Nova Scotia regularly. Please visit our "Link" page to find the Saint John Aikido website.