Over 150 Years of Combined Experience
Sensei Carl Scott
Sensei Carl is the Association's Head Sensei. He joined the Sooke Martial Arts club in 1984 and achieved his Black Belt in 1991. After leaving the club to pursue career interests, Sensei Carl returned to attain the rank of Nidan (2nd degree) in 2008. He has trained in many clubs in a variety of Martial Arts styles and self defense techniques, including Hwa Rang Do, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Kubudo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Chu Fen Do.
Sensei Trina Clawson
You will meet Sensei Trina when you register with the SMAA! She joined with her son and daughter in 2004. Sensei Trina was promoted to the rank of Black Belt in 2010.
Sensei Don McIntosh
Sensei Don is the one of the club's longest-standing members. He joined in 1989, and was then later joined by his 4 children who all attained high ranks alongside him. He has assisted as a club Sensei since reaching the Black Belt level, which he earned with his son in 1997. Sensei Don later achieved the rank of Nidan (2nd degree) from Sensei Jim Beckett.
Sensei Kim Zigay
Sensei Kim has been a member since 1995. He achieved the rank of Black Belt in 2001 and was promoted to Nidan (2nd degree) in 2002. He has been a dedicated Sensei for over 10 years.
Sensei Nicky Logins
Sensei Nicky joined in 1996. After watching her family in class, she wanted to be part of the fun! With over 16 years of experience in Shotokan Karate, she was promoted to Black Belt in 2003. Her commitment to the club and sport earned her the rank of Nidan in 2005.
Sensei Rob Boyle
Sensei Rob has been a member of the Sooke Martial Arts club since 1998. He has been instructing Shotokan Karate for over 7 years, since achieving the rank of Black Belt in 2005.
Sensei Ebony Logins
Sensei Ebony joined the Sooke Martial Arts club at age 8 and achieved the rank of Black Belt in 2003 alongside her mother. Sensei Ebony works behind the scenes for the club through social media, marketing, and communications.
Sensei Hayden Sailer
Sensei Hayden began practicing Martial arts in 2002. Through youth he trained under Sensei Carl’s predecessor; Sensei Jim Beckett. In 2010 Hayden received a junior black belt signifying him as competent to become a Sensei despite having yet to meet the minimum age requirement. Promoted to the rank of full Black Belt in 2011 Hayden is to date Sensei Jim’s last Black Belt promotion. Hayden has since endeavored to instruct and assist in what ways he can.