The instructors of Seikikai Martial Arts are dedicated to the teaching of karate not only for self-defense purposes, but also for character building, and the development of self-confidence, physical fitness and camaraderie. All instructors are strictly volunteers, whose only goal is the development of students in the art rather than the collection of money. In short, they teach because they love karate, and they want to put back into the organization, the benefits which they obtained from it.
The fact that these instructors are volunteers, however, does not mean that they are less qualified than those of the more expensive dojos. Each instructor is a certified black belt who practices his or her own skills in karate on a regular basis. By attending seminars and workshops in addition to their regular workout, each is able to improve on his or her ability as an instructor, a tournament judge, and a practitioner of karate.
Olympium Dojo Instructor
Sensei Joanna Gussmann
Nidan (2nd Dan)
Sensei Gussmann began her karate training at the Etobicoke Olympium Karate Club in the family class in 1999. What started as an after school activity grew into a passion, and continued as Joanna entered high school, university, and the working world. Receiving her 1st dan in 2007, and her 2nd dan in 2014, Joanna continues to practice and evolve as a student, instructor, and tournament competitor.
Joanna graduated from the Schulich School of Business with a Bachelor's in Business Administration in 2013, and now works as a Buyer in the Apparel Retail industry..