Sensei Robert Morgan (5th dan - godan)
Sensei Robert Morgan, along with Crystal Schatz, provides leadership and instruction in our junior karate program. In fact, Robert himself went through this same program over 25 years ago. Robert has achieved the rank of godan (5th degree black belt), and is a 'B' class international referee.
Robert is an excellent instructor. He is patient and thoughtful while at the same time managing to bring out the very best in our students. Robert practices what he preaches and sets a great example in the karate he performs and his training regime. He is a valued supporter of ISKF karate in Calgary, is enrolled in the ISKF Instructor program and travels to many of the various karate events that take place each year.
Professionally, Robert is an IT consultant having gained a master’s degree in computer science. He lives in Calgary with his family.
Here are some of Robert’s tournament achievements.
First competition 1990, first nationals 1991, 5th JKA Shoto Cup - Osaka 1996, 2nd ISKF Shoto Cup - Cebu 2012 Pan –American Championships – 2014 - Mexico, Goodwill tournament and ISKF Master Camp since 2005
- 2014 ISKF Pan-American Championships – Mexico (3rd kata, 2nd team kata)
- 2014 ISKF Alberta 1st place kata
- 2013 ISKF Canada Nationals Male Champion (3rd kata, 1st team kata, 1st team kumite)
- 2013 ISKF Alberta 1st Kata, 2nd team kata
- 2012 2nd ISKF Shoto Cup (Philippines) 3rd place team kata, semi-finals individual kata
- 2012 ISKF Alberta Male Champion (1st Kata, 2nd kumite, 1st team kata)
- 2012 ISK Canada Nationals (2nd Kata, 3rd kumite, 1st team kata, 1st team kumite)
- 2011 ISKF Canada -USA goodwill tournament (2nd team kata)
- 1999 ISKF Canada - Junior (2nd kata, 2nd kumite)
- 1998 ISKF Canada - Junior (2nd kata, 1st kumite)
"My motivation when it comes to all things karate is about learning and helping others. I'm always excited to train but I think that I’m even more excited to work with the kids. There's something about the look they get when you help them figure something out for the first time that doesn't really compare to anything else".
"My most memorable moment is the first day of competition at the Shoto Cup in Osaka, looking at all those rings in the venue for all the different age categories and getting in the ring for team kumite. The adrenaline, fear, and excitement I felt stepping in the ring against the Slovenian team. It was totally exhilarating and something I will never forget!"