For All Ages
Elliot Ritter is a 2nd degree black belt and has been practising Karate for over 20 years. He has competed at both the provincial and national levels as a member of Karate Ontario. Elliot has a background in theatre arts and improvisation which combine to make dynamic and fun classes. Elliot’s method of teaching preschoolers is highly engaging, incorporating skill building play-based learning.
"The Multi Sport Athlete
Honing your skill in a specialized sport has obvious advantages, but there is increasing evidence that cross training can further improve one's specialized skill development. Incorporating a varied off-season training regime can improve reaction time, hand eye coordination, agility and balance while reducing negative effects such as muscle fatigue and repetitive strain injuries. Multi-sport athletes display improved health and wellness, motivation, confidence, and creativity. Being involved in a variety of athletic activities increases the likely hood of young athletes staying active as adults. Most importantly, it allows a specialized athlete to stay in shape during the off-season and gives them the rest they need to return to their specialized sport with a renewed enthusiasm and eagerness.
Sensei Saeed Baghbani
Head Instructor, Sensei Saeed Baghbani, is a 5th degree Black Belt and has dedicated more than 27 years of his life to the discipline of Karate. Sensei Saeed is the first and only Canadian Karate Gold Medalist at the Pan-American Games (second-largest international multi-sport Games after the Olympic Summer Games). He has learned and experienced several things through his travels with the Canadian National Karate Team and has achieved levels of success that no athlete has yet demonstrated. These are only a very small percentage of his many successes throughout his athletic career. Aside from competitions, Sensei Saeed has had the opportunity to teach at many prestigious Martial Arts schools. He now gives his full attention to all members at Senshuken Martial Arts, sharing his knowledge and experiences in order to help children, youth and adults believe and strive to become the best they can be.