Instructor Name:Kevin Blok

Chief Instructor: Kevin Blok - 8th Dan World Kobudo Federation, 7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido

Contact:
info@aikidocanada.org

Other Information:

Chudokai Aikido Federation International

Headquarters Dojo

 

CHUDOKAN DOJO (Middle Way Place) (I.Y.A.F. registered and licensed)

1089 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8W - 1B3

Phone: (519) 253-6667 or (519) 978-1263

Email: info@aikidocanada.org

Dojo Homepage: http://www.aikidocanada.org

 

Chief Instructor:

 

Kevin Blok - 8th Dan World Kobudo Federation, 7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido

 

Kevin Blok Kyoshi started his martial arts training in 1967. He began by studying Judo and Tae Kwon Do and moved on to Shito Ryu Karatedo where he achieved a Dan level. He was promoted to 3rd Dan in Iai Tate Do Iaido and also holds ranking in Goju Ryu Karatedo, Bak Hok Kung Fu and journeyed to Hong Kong to study Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu. In 1974 he began his Aikido training under Takashi Kushida Sensei and graduated from seven twenty-month professional Aikido programs. This involved intensive training in Aikido techniques, Budo philosophy, instructor training, weapons training and Aiki Jujutsu. In addition, Blok Kyoshi made numerous trips to Japan to study under Yoshinkan founder Soke Gozo Shioda. He was promoted to the highest instructor level with an international license direct from Soke Shioda. In 2007 he was promoted to 7th Dan by the Yoshinkan headquarters. In 2005, he was promoted to 8th Dan and awarded the teaching title of Kyoshi (master) by the World Kobudo Federation. Blok Kyoshi was awarded the Canada 125 Medal in 1992 by the Governor General of Canada for significant contribution to Canada, its citizens and the community. As a full time professional Aikido instructor and lecturer on employing Budo philosophy in daily life, Blok Kyoshi currently teaches at the Chudokan as Dojocho (head of the dojo) and is the Kaicho (chairman) of the Chudokai Aikido Federation International. He has teaching credentials from a number of police agencies and academies and is the director and founder of On Guard, a police/security defense and control tactics training system. For ten years he also taught control and defensive tactics courses (which he designed) to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police across Canada and at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa. In addition, he teaches in the Psychology and Law and Security Programs at St. Clair College in Windsor, where he has been a professor of psychology and defensive tactics for over 30 years. He is a certified expert witness (in the use of force) at the Superior/Supreme Court level and gives seminars locally and around the world.