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Sensei Garson Ho - Cambie Dojo Instructor

Sensei Garson started his Karate training in 1992 in the Shotokan style with Sensei Andy Holmes, while a student at Simon Fraser University. He attained his Nidan in 2000 with the Canadian Shotokan Karate Association and has been teaching at SFU in various capacities since 1995.

Sensei Garson is well known in Karate BC for his contributions as a volunteer, tournament organizer, and finally as Manager of the BC Team in 2003-4.

In 2023, Sensei Garson was awarded his 6th Dan and "Kyoshi" (Professor) Menjo by the Japanese Executive Council for the Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do Kai in Osaka, Japan.

In 2004, Sensei Garson expanded his Martial Arts horizons by training in Tesshinkan Kobudo and Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do with Sensei William Chung.

Here are some of Sensei Garson's well-earned accomplishments in the many tournaments he has attended in the past several years.

• 2015 - 10th Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do International Taikai – San Francisco, California

                         o Gold Medal: Kumite (Advanced Masters Men)

• 2013 - 9th Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do International Taikai - Osaka, Japan

                        o Team Coach

• 2011 - 8th Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do International Taikai - Vancouver, BC

                        o Gold Medal: Team Kata Advanced

                        o Gold Medal: Kumite (Advanced Seniors and Masters Men)

                        o Gold Medal: Kata (Advanced Seniors and Masters Men)

• 2009 - 7th Seito Shito Ryu Karatedo Taikai, Osaka, Japan

                        o Bronze Medal: Kata (Senior Men's Black Belt Kata)

• 2007 - 6th Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do Taikai, Lake Placid, New York.

                        o Team Member

• 2005 - 5th Seito Shito Ryu Karate-do Taikai, Osaka, Japan.

                        o Team Member

Sensei Garson is currently instructing the Intermediate/Advanced Youth program at the Cambie Community Centre in East Richmond, BC.