Doug Smerek started his martial arts career in 1982 with Shotokan, where he trained for 7 years and obtained the rank of Shodan. Shortly thereafter, he switched to Goju-Ryu under the instruction of Shihan Peter Brown.
Sensei Doug is a seasoned competitor, having been on the Karate Alberta provincial team for 10 years, and having made the National Karate Association National B Team in 1994.
With both a Physical Education and Education Degree, Sensei Doug brings extensive teaching abilities and enthusiasm. His primary areas of focus are discipline and physical fitness.