Instructors

Sean Bowen Sensei (Rokudan-6th Degree Black Belt)

6th degree black belt and head instructor of the Wado Bugei Karate do Association. He is also the Western Representative for the Shintani World Congress. Sensei Bowen head instructs the University of Alberta Karate adult and Karate for Families programs as well as the surrounding university area.

Dallas Wilm Sensei (Godan-5th Degree Black Belt)



5th degree black belt (Godan) and head instructor of the Sherwood Park Adult and Kids karate program.
Started training at the U of A in September 1993 at the age of 19.
Sensei S. Bowen, as a Shodan, was one of his first instructors.
Graded to brown belt in December 1995.
Graduated from U of A in April 1997 - B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
From May 1997 to April 1999, two year hiatus working in Northern Alberta/B.C.
Resumed training at the U of A in May 1999. Trained at SAIT from July
1999 until September 2000 with Sensei S. Crawford
Graded to Shodan-Ho in Dec 1999.
Graded to Shodan in Calgary , July 2000 at the age of 26.
Returned to the U of A in October 2000 to train with Sensei S. Bowen.
Graded to Nidan in August 2002 at the age of 28.
Married to Anna-Marie Dabbagh on September 7, 2002.
Son, Thomas Dale, born on January 26, 2007

Graded to 3rd Degree Black belt in May 19th, 2007
Lives in SW Edmonton community of Terwillegar.
Works as a Professional Electrical Engineer in Edmonton.

Graded to Yodan on May 15, 2011.

Dan Wilm Sensei (Godan-5th Degree Black Belt)


5th degree black belt (Godan)
Started training at the U of A in September 1993 at the age of 19.
Sensei S. Bowen, as a Shodan, was one of his first instructors.
Graded to brown belt in December 1995.
Graduated from U of A in April 1997 - B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
Trained at the Griesbach club in north Edmonton from January 2000 to May 2003, but continued summer training at the U of A with Sensei Bowen during this period.
Graded to Shodan in Edmonton , July 2000 at the age of 26.
Graded to Nidan in August 2002 at the age of 28.
Returned to the U of A in May 2003 to train full time with Sensei S. Bowen.
Married to Cathy Wilm on October 9, 1999.
Daughter Nora Renee, born on July 23, 2004. Expecting second child in May 2007.

Graded to 3rd Degree Black belt in May 19th, 2007
Works as an Professional Electrical Engineer in Edmonton.

Graded to Yodan on May 15, 2011.

Jim LeBlanc Sensei (Sandan-3rd Degree Black Belt)




Assists Sensei Bowen at the University of Alberta adult karate dojo

Graded to Sandan on May 15, 2011.

Afsaar Sahim Sensei (Nidan-2nd Degree Black Belt)




Assists Sensei Bowen at the U of A adult karate classes.

Jeff Hatton Sensei (Shodan-1st Degree Black Belt)

Cathy Rieck Sensei (Shodan-1st Degree Black Belt)

Beau Sapach Sensei (Shodan-1st Degree Black Belt)

Sandy Campbell Sensei (Nidan-2nd Degree Black Belt)

Samuel Maloney Sensei (Nidan-2nd Degree Black belt)

Hayley Gopaul Sensei (Shodan-1st Degree Black Belt)

Craig McMullen Sensei (Shodan-1st degree black belt)

Glen Sergy Sensei (Shodan-1st degree black belt)

Lauren Sergy Sensei (Shodan-1st degree black belt)

Sean Borle Sensei (Shodan-1st degree black belt)

Bernardo Pires Sensei (Shodan-1st Degree Black belt)

Eva Cairns Sensei (Nidan-2nd Degree Black Belt)