Master Camp 2016

Ivan and Jennifer DeToro travelled to Philadelphia to train and test for their next rank at the ISKF Master Camp.

Port Hardy’s Bushido Shotokan Karate-do Sensei’s Ivan and Jennifer DeToro travelled to Philadelphia for the ISKF Master Camp 2016, which was celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and hosting Masters instructors and students of Karate from around the world.

Master Camp, which offers unique experiences like early morning runs, classes and technical seminars with top martial artists around the world, is also the only time that Karate Instructors can test to obtain their official instructor certification. Sensei Ivan DeToro graded for his next level International Instructors certification, and Sensei Jennifer DeToro graded for her first level International Instructor certification, as well as her Sixth Degree Black belt.

“Initially i was just testing for my instructor and examiner, and then two days prior to our departure they advised me I could go for my Sixth Degree as well,” said Sensei Jennifer DeToro, adding that “The instructor training basically gives you the credentials to give your students international ratings.”

There were around 500 people from 42 different countries at Master Camp, and the majority were black belts being tested for their next rank. Master Camp is “an incredible experience,” said Sensei Jennifer DeToro, who is now  the only female instructor in Canada to hold the Instructor and Examiner certification.

She started training Shotokan Karate in 1991 and hasn’t stopped since. Her proudest moment over the years and years of training and teaching involved a women’s Karate class that she started because she felt they “needed more women in the dojo,” and two of her female students from the class went on to eventually “get their black belts.”

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