Ali Najafi Sensei

8th Dan Black Belt

Technical chairman and Head of JSKA, Canada

Mental Health Professional, MA, CCC

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


Followings are some testimonials about Ali Sensei:   
·        ……. it took me less than a minute observing Sensei Najafi that this would be an excellent opportunity for me to get back to the discipline that I loved and missed.  Sensei Najafi is about as talented a karate practitioner that you will ever see.  He is completely devoted to Karate and is an excellent instructor who lives and breathes the discipline he teaches.  Ali Sensei has won several tournaments, is a certified National Level Karate official and many of the competitors in the club have medalled at various tournaments.  (Warren)  
·        ……. Sensei Ali gives enough individual attention to all and is very clear in his expectations and instructions (Kamelia)
·        ……. Ali sensei is a kind, caring person. He is a Master in his field, teaches us proper techniques, in a very safe environment. Our Sensei is not only our teacher but also our mentor (Janet)
·        …… I, my wife and my two kids (8 yr and 6 yr old) are part of the KimNik Shotokan Karate Academy for the last one year. It is a great honor to learn from our instructor, Ali sensei shows lot of dedication and integrity for Shotokan Karate. 
I think a good instructor should be humble, friendly, kind and respectful and my whole family can attest to these being the traits of our sensei. Our sensei is always keen on answering all the questions regarding the techniques in a simple language. He is very good with the why and how of kid's little creative minds, which helps them to become confident in their techniques. It is a great feeling to have an instructor who is not only teaching us to be fit, but himself is an embodiment of fitness (Rishi)
Professional Info
1980s - Iran
  • 3rd  Degree Black Belt from Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA)

  • NCCP Certified head karate instructor from Karate Canada

  • Karate BC Provincial Judge

  • Karate BC Coach of the Year Award - 2013

  • Registered Occupational Therapist

  • Criminal records including vulnerable sector is checked every 3 years



Senpai Kamelia Najafi

Program Assistants

Kimya Najafi

  • 2nd  Degree Black Belt from Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA)

  • Born in September 2000

  • Started karate at the age of 8

  • National Championships - Team Kata - Bronze (2017)

  • First person from our dojo to be in Team Canada and to bring first medal from Canadian National Championship 

  • Provincial medalist in both Kata and Kumite

  • Regional judge

  • 2013 Female Sportsmanship Award from Karate BC

  • Honor roll student

  • Current First Aid and CPR certified

  • Police records including vulnerable sector is checked every 3 years


      Motto: "Go the extra mile."

   Nika Najafi

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt from Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA)

  • Born in June 2002

  • Started karate at the age of 6

  • National  Champion (Gold medalist) in Kumite (Sparring) - 2017

  • Represented Team Canada at the Pan-American Championship held in Argentina in 2017 

  • National Championships - Team Kata - Bronze (2017)

  • Provincial medalist in both Kata and Kumite for many years

  • Regional judge

  • BC Team member in both kata and Kumite and Canadian National team member in Kumite

  • Headmaster student

  • Police records including vulnerable sector is checked every 3 years


     Motto: "Think about how far you've come today, and how much

                 farther you'll go tomorrow." 


Certified JSKA (Japan Shotokan Karate Association)
Black Belts Dan holders from KimNik Shotokan Karate Academy

Main Training Hall:

Unit 110 9347 200A Street

Langley, BC V1M 0B3

(Not a mailing address)

Tel: 778-240-4142email: 

French School Location 

(Currently closed due to COVID-19)

Ecole des Voyageurs

8736-216th St., Walnut Grove,

Langley; BC  V1M 2X9

(Not a mailing address)

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