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Head Instructor: Sensei Keith Tanton[Yondan]:

Sensei Keith Tanton is the head instructor for PEI Shinkyokushin.
Sensei Tanton began Kyokushin karate in the early 1980s while attending the University of New Brunswick where he earned his Physical Education degree. He achieved black belt status in 1997 followed by his 2nd degree black belt in 2001,3rd degree in 2007, and 4th degree in 2013.

He began teaching in 1997 opening a dojo in Borden-Carleton. He assumed responsibility for the Summerside dojo in 2006.

In 2003 Sensei Tanton served as a coach to Team Canada at the Shinkyokushin World Open Karate Tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Sensei Tanton has competed at the most elite levels of full contact karate. In 2004 he won the Shinkyokushin North American Heavyweight title in Montreal, Quebec, winning each match by knockout.

At age 40 he competed in the Shinkyokushin World Cup in Osaka Japan losing by decision to Takayuki Tsukagoshi, the World Champion, in June 2005.

In 2012 Sensei Tanton was designated as branch chief for the North American region.

In addition to his Phys Ed degree Sensei Tanton is a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. [CSEP]

Sensei Keith is employed as an instructor in the Holland College Sport and Leisure Management Program.


Sempai Stephane Bouchard

Sempei Stephane Bouchard began his training in karate at the age of 12. During his college years he trained in kyokushin karate with Shihan Alain L'Esperance in New Brunswick.

He joined the Summerside Shinkyokushin family in 2001, earning his black belt in May 2011.

Sempei has competed in tournaments in the Maritimes and in the province of Quebec. He resides in Summerside with is wife and two boys who also train in Shinkyokushin karate.

Sempei Stephane is also an education assistant for the French School Board of PEI.