Sensei Dave Manara has studied karate in Canada and Japan since 1964 and holds an internationally-recognized 9th degree black belt in both Karate and Shindo. He is a respected member of the karate community and has received a sports Canada award, the highest honor given in amateur sport.
He has been called on by the Supreme Court to give testimony on karate and serves as head official for C.T.V.'s "Wide World of Sports" karate tournament. He has trained over 200 black belts and temporary black belts since he began teaching in 1969. Dave graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1974 with a diploma in Industrial engineering. Since then he has worked for an international electronics manufacturer, where he has held positions of increasing authority and is now Manufacturing Manager.