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Ali Najafi Sensei

8th Dan Black Belt 

Technical Chairman & Head of JSKA Canada 

Mental Health Professional, MA, CCC

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About Ali

Ali Sensei has over 42 years of experience in the athletic world accomplishing mastery level in karate as a black belt 7th dan from Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA) which is a very recognized high standard worldwide karate organization as well as 7th degree Black Belt from Karate Canada.


Ali Sensei's disciplined lifestyle consists of Spirituality, Family, Karate, Meditation, Professional Psychotherapy, and Nutrition. 


  • "A" level official technical qualification as an Instructor, Examiner, and Judge from JSKA Japan

  • Technical Chairman and head of JSKA, Canada

  • NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certified chief instructor and NCCP course educator in Canada

  • Member of the Coaching Development Committee at Karate BC

  • "A" Level Canadian National official 

  • Pan-American Karate Federation Judge

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from TWU

  • Certified Psychotherapist 

"Through my experience working with youth, I found that youth are more open and willing to accept input and guidance from a person with whom they have a respectful and trusted relationship. I am gaining the trust and respect of both the counselling profession and by being a karate instructor. I promote skill development, self-esteem, self-discipline, and inner strength by emphasizing physical, mental, and emotional practice. I work to build invaluable principles that foster self-respect and self-esteem, which are making positive changes in the lives of many. Karate practitioners grow to respect themselves and others."


Motto: “You will never be brave if you do not get hurt. You will never learn if you do not make mistakes, and you will never be successful if you do not encounter failure.” 


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