Mrs. Kim Jacobs
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Mrs. Kim Jacobs

Coach
Mr. Manan Parikh
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Mr. Manan Parikh

Head Trainer
Mr. Kenneth Jacobs
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Mr. Kenneth Jacobs

Founder and Chief Instructor Renshi
Mrs. Leigh Hume
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Mrs. Leigh Hume

Head Instructor
Lauren Jacobs
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Lauren Jacobs

Assistant
Mrs. Kim Jacobs

Mrs. Kim Jacobs

Coach

Started Karate 1989. Joined Kyobukan in 2000.

  • Won many open tournaments kata and kumite (PKA)
  • Coached kyobukan kids team at Karate Ontario (2000-2002)
  • Graduate of Algonquin College & George Brown College
  • Travelled to Okinawa Japan (Jundokan) 2001
  • Full time dental hygienist and full time mother of 2
Mr. Manan Parikh

Mr. Manan Parikh

Head Trainer

3rd degree black belt joined Kyobukan in 1998.

  • Ontario Provincial Champion – Karate Association of Ontario
  • Trained and graded to 2nd degree black belt Okinawa Japan 2008
  • Graduate of Ryerson University Toronto 2008
  • Graduate of DeGroote School of Business-McMaster University MBA 2012
  • Graded to 3rd degree black belt 2012
  • Trained and graded in Okinawa Japan 2013
Mr. Kenneth Jacobs

Mr. Kenneth Jacobs

Founder and Chief Instructor Renshi

Started  Ooi’s Tae Kwon-Do 1984 and Goju Ryu Karate 1987, Received black belt 1991 from Sensei Christopher Doyle and shodan 1991 from O’Sensei Richard Kim DNBK Hanshi.

Certified instructor by PPCT Management Systems Inc. and the Institute for Control & Restraint Research, Inc. (Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention). Fully Certified Coach, Coaching Association Of Canada. Theory – Technical – Practical (Karate).

  • Taught Assault prevention / self defense to over 1,000 young men and women in many GTA high schools from 1990-2000 including Havergal College, Lorne Park Secondary School, Port Credit Secondary School, Clarkson Secondary School, Applewood Heights Secondary School, Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School and several other schools.
  • Trained in Okinawa Japan 2001, 2002, 2008, 2013
  • Member of CKO Team Canada 2001 Italy world championship
  • World Kobudo Federation Member, trained in Switzerland, USA and Canada
  • Former member International RyuKyu Karate Research Society
  • Graded in Okinawa Japan 2002
  • “Specialty Sports Instructor” for The City Of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation 1992-2013. Teaching martial arts, karate and self defense at numerous locations including 17 years at Kingsview Village Jr. School in the Dixon & Kipling neighbourhood. 3 years at Vaughan Road Academy, Holy Rosary Catholic School and Cedarvale Community School. Also instructed at Hilltop CS, Humberwood CC, The Elms CS, Thistletown CC, and Avondale,
Mrs. Leigh Hume

Mrs. Leigh Hume

Head Instructor

Joined Kyobukan Karate Dojo 1998.

Fully Certified Coach, Coaching Association Of Canada. Theory – Technical – Practical (Karate).
  • Karate Ontario competitor
  • “Specialty Sports Instructor” for The City Of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Teaching martial arts, karate and self defense including 10 years at Kingsview Village Jr. School
  • Graded to 3rd degree black belt – sandan
  • Trained with many masters in special classes  – Patrick McCarthy, Tetsunosuke Yasuda, Takayoshi Alvarez, Sam Moledzki and Isao Yabunaka
Lauren Jacobs

Lauren Jacobs

Assistant

Mrs. Kim Jacobs

Coach

Started Karate 1989. Joined Kyobukan in 2000.

  • Won many open tournaments kata and kumite (PKA)
  • Coached kyobukan kids team at Karate Ontario (2000-2002)
  • Graduate of Algonquin College & George Brown College
  • Travelled to Okinawa Japan (Jundokan) 2001
  • Full time dental hygienist and full time mother of 2

Mr. Manan Parikh

Head Trainer

3rd degree black belt joined Kyobukan in 1998.

  • Ontario Provincial Champion – Karate Association of Ontario
  • Trained and graded to 2nd degree black belt Okinawa Japan 2008
  • Graduate of Ryerson University Toronto 2008
  • Graduate of DeGroote School of Business-McMaster University MBA 2012
  • Graded to 3rd degree black belt 2012
  • Trained and graded in Okinawa Japan 2013

Mr. Kenneth Jacobs

Founder and Chief Instructor Renshi

Started  Ooi’s Tae Kwon-Do 1984 and Goju Ryu Karate 1987, Received black belt 1991 from Sensei Christopher Doyle and shodan 1991 from O’Sensei Richard Kim DNBK Hanshi.

Certified instructor by PPCT Management Systems Inc. and the Institute for Control & Restraint Research, Inc. (Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention). Fully Certified Coach, Coaching Association Of Canada. Theory – Technical – Practical (Karate).

  • Taught Assault prevention / self defense to over 1,000 young men and women in many GTA high schools from 1990-2000 including Havergal College, Lorne Park Secondary School, Port Credit Secondary School, Clarkson Secondary School, Applewood Heights Secondary School, Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School and several other schools.
  • Trained in Okinawa Japan 2001, 2002, 2008, 2013
  • Member of CKO Team Canada 2001 Italy world championship
  • World Kobudo Federation Member, trained in Switzerland, USA and Canada
  • Former member International RyuKyu Karate Research Society
  • Graded in Okinawa Japan 2002
  • “Specialty Sports Instructor” for The City Of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation 1992-2013. Teaching martial arts, karate and self defense at numerous locations including 17 years at Kingsview Village Jr. School in the Dixon & Kipling neighbourhood. 3 years at Vaughan Road Academy, Holy Rosary Catholic School and Cedarvale Community School. Also instructed at Hilltop CS, Humberwood CC, The Elms CS, Thistletown CC, and Avondale,

Mrs. Leigh Hume

Head Instructor

Joined Kyobukan Karate Dojo 1998.

Fully Certified Coach, Coaching Association Of Canada. Theory – Technical – Practical (Karate).
  • Karate Ontario competitor
  • “Specialty Sports Instructor” for The City Of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Teaching martial arts, karate and self defense including 10 years at Kingsview Village Jr. School
  • Graded to 3rd degree black belt – sandan
  • Trained with many masters in special classes  – Patrick McCarthy, Tetsunosuke Yasuda, Takayoshi Alvarez, Sam Moledzki and Isao Yabunaka

Lauren Jacobs

Assistant