Sensei translated into English means “one who has done this before”.
Shawn Morrison is the Sensei Karate instructor.
Morrison arrived to Nain early this September and began classes for children and adults in the community.
October 8th 2009 was the first scheduled class.
He says the children’s and the adult’s schedule is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, children from 4:30 to 5:30pm; and adults 5:30 to 6:30 and Sundays from 7-9pm.
Morrison says the children are becoming more confident with themselves and most children have finished their first test which earned their second degree in light belt.
This means the children fully understand the basic techniques and are going on the next step in learning more on self defense.
He says overall there are 6 to 12 children attending every class, while approximately 6 adults attend their class regularly.
Feedback from the adults says that classes are too early in the afternoon, but they have to coordinate the use of the gym.
He adds that hopefully he will get more gym use if available.
All the adults passed their first test on self defense.
Morrison’s goal is to teach someone for a few months to become his assistant to assist him if needed.
Lastly he says they are hoping to have a demonstration with both children and adults to take part end of the school year to perform to the community.