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Shunryu® Martial Arts North America's Headquarters

The official representation of Shunryu® Martial Arts in North America is based out of Winnipeg, Canada, and led by Sensei Phil Tsoy. Here you can learn more about it.

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Head Instructor

Felipe (Phil) Tsoy started learning karate from his father in 1988 at the age of 6 following a family tradition he passed on to his son, Victor - Manitoba Champion in all federations.

Under the belief that karate is not a dogmatic and static art, he trained with teachers in different styles (shotokan and goju-ryu) and martial arts (e.g. ninjutsu, jiu-jitsu and taekwondo) and, additionally to his qualification in Shunryu® Karate he still trains and holds 2nd degree black belts in Shotokan and Goju-Ryu Karate.

In Germany, he learned new faces of karate and started to value both traditional and modern approaches equally. As a competitor, Phil participated in national and international tournaments in 3 continents, including an IKD World Cup, and won medals in different categories.

As a certified children's instructor, Phil believes that kids learn different than adults and the focus should be set in teaching practical skills (e.g. confidence, self-defence, coordination and falls) with playful activities before they develop the maturity and understanding to take a deeper and more philosophical approach.


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