PRESIDENT & COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE

Sensei 

Steve Fogarasi 4th Dan

 

  • Black belt 4th dan in Kyokushin Karate (International Karate Federation - IFK)

  • IFK Canada Team Coach

  • Owner, Manager and Head Coach Contact Kicks Martial Arts

  • Canadian National Representative IFK Canada

  • 30 years experience in Kyokushin karate and 10 years of competitive combat experience in full contact karate, as well as 15 years experience in competitive refereeing.

  • 20 years experience in kickboxing

SECRETARY GENERAL / Tresurer

Senpai 

Mici Fogarasi 2nd Dan

 

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate

  • Training 14 years in Kyokushin

  • Training 14 years in kickboxing

  • Contact Kicks Martial Arts:

    • Instructor in kids karate classes

    • Assistant instructor in kickboxing classes

  • Handles the IFK Canada administrative paperwork

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • IFK Canada Technical and Grading Committee (Kata, Kihon and Syllabus)

ifkcanada@gmail.com

CHIEF REFEREE

Senseï
Mikhail Zimerman 4th Dan

 

  • ​4th Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin

  • IFK Canada Technical and Grading Committee (Kumite)

  • Started in 1993 with IFK

  • 6 years teaching Physical Education, currently with John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec

  • International level competitor for many years

  • Very active referee in Quebec

mikhail.zimerman@ifkcanada.ca

 

INTERNATIONAL PLANNING / Organization in the Americas

Sensei
Pascal Hémond 3rd Dan

 

  • ​3rd Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate , training since 1989 (started in 1995 with IFK)

  • Hockey Coach (NCCP 1-3 International certified)

  • Supervisor in IT (managing 60 people, including oversees teams)​

pascal.hemond@ifkcanada.ca

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Media and PR)

Scott Heaney 1st Dan

 

  • 1st Dan Kyokushin Karate

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate

  • 29 years in martial arts

  • Author of the blog – The Martial Way

  • Certified Scrum Master and Coach in Agile Project Management

  • Currently working for TD Bank

scott.heaney@ifkcanada.ca

 

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER

Oleg Vainshtein 1st Dan

 

  • 1st Dan Kyokushin Karate

  • 28 years in martial arts

  • Certified referee in Shinkyokushin

  • Professional Photographer

  • Manufacturing Manager in Industrial Manufacturing

oleg.vainshtein@ifkcanada.ca

 

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