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.
Sensei Steve Borda
Shichidan (7th Dan)
Sensei Borda has studied karate since 1974 and holds an internationally recognized 7th degree black belt in Karate (2007) and his 5th dan in Shindo (1996). He established Seikikai Martial Arts in 1990 with the formation of the Erindale Karate Club and opened the Etobicoke Olympium Karate Club in 1993.
He is a respected member of the martial arts community and is presently a member of the Toronto Wado Kai Senior Dan Council and currently a Director of Toronto Wado-Kai. In 1980 he had become an instructor at the Ryerson Polytechnical University karate club. Sensei Borda was also the Director of the Toronto Wado Kai grading board from 1996 to 2003, a recipient of the 1991, 2002, and 2005 Toronto Wado Kai Appreciation Awards, and the 1994 and 1999 Shintani Karate Award. Sensei Borda has studied Kobudo since 1978 and in 2001 joined the Ryukyu Kobudo Shinko Kai Beikoku where he has now graded for 2nd dan in Kobudo. He has also studied Yoshinkai Aikido for 5 years and Kodokan Judo for 2 years.
Sensei Borda graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1978 with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering and in 1995 received a Master of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in the electrical industry for his entire career and been involved in Research and developement and progressed into line management. He is currently retired and is focusing on martial arts and the developement of his clubs, instructors and students.