Shihan Robert Patry is the owner and operator of S.M.A. Karate CANADA. He is a 7th Dan Kyoshi in Shotokan and a 5th Dan in Gōjū-Ryū and has over 35 years of martial arts experience and knowledge. Shihan is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coach and the Head Coach of the only competitive team in Kingston, Ontario that participates in Provincial and National Karate events.
Jokyo Dan Birt began training in 2002 at the age of 11 and is currently a 4th Dan Jokyo in Gōjū-Ryū and a 3rd Dan Shidion in Shotokan. During his teens and early twenties he was a regular competitor in provincial and national tournaments and traveled extensively to broaden his martial art horizons.
Today, Jokyo Dan's focus is in teaching junior members. Joyko's enthusiasm and passion for martial arts and teaching makes him a pillar of the S.M.A. Karate CANADA family.
Shidion Ena Drakich is 3rd Dan Shidion in Gōjū-Ryū and a 1st Dan in Shotokan. Ena started with S.M.A. Karate CANADA in 2006 and has been training full time and instructing over the last 13 years, three to five days a week.
Shidion Ena is also a successful para-athlete in the competitive division of Ontario Karate Federation (OKF), ranking first in her division in the 2019-2020 year.
Jonathan started training in karate at the age of six and is a 2nd Dan in Shotokan and instructs at the Kingston dojo. He spends three to four days a week in the dojo training for his belt level requirements, training for the provincial and national competitive season and instructing child, teen and adult classes.
JJ placed in the 2019 Ontario Karate Federation (OKF) Tournament in the Kumite division and attended Nationals in Calgary, Alberta
Halo started training in karate at the age of four and is a 1st Dan in Gōjū-Ryū instructing at the Kingston dojo.
Halo started training in karate at the age of four. She spends five to eight hours a week in the dojo training for her belt level requirements, training for the provincial and national competitive season and instructing two times a week.
Throughout the year, Halo attends open and provincial tournaments and attends in more than one training convention per year. Halo placed in the 2019 Ontario Karate Federation (OKF) Tournament in the Kumite and Kata divisions and attended Nationals in Calgary, Alberta.
Senpai Murielle started her karate journey at the age of eleven with S.M.A. Karate CANDA and is the lead assistant instructor for the both the Honbu dojo in Kingston and the Shibu dojo in Brockville.
In addition to her eight years of training, she an accomplished kumite competitor and has successfully competed in provincial and national karate events held by OKF and WKF and also holds a Level1 NCCP (National Coaching Certificate Program) certificate.
Sifu James Hilchie
Sifu Hilchie first started Kung Fu as a child in Calgary for several years. When he moved to Kingston he started back into the system in 1995 and since then has become Ed Walkers Senior student.
Sifu Hilchie currently teaches Classical Kung Fu which includes: Northern Shao Lin, Yang Tai Chi, Pa Qua, Hsing I, and Chi Kung. He enjoys teaching martial arts and teaching his students how the body moves and how it can improve balance and control. He finds martial arts is the best way to exercise.