ZANSHIN KARATE WINNIPEG
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.
FELIPE (PHIL) TSOY
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.