Kurt Taylor, born in 1952, has a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Alberta.  He currently works as a Commercial Construction Superintendent and is also a qualified Journeyman Carpenter. 

Sensei Taylor has trained continuously for 35 years, and taught Karate in Edmonton for 30 years.  He is well regarded throughout the Karate community.  Sensei studied Chito-Ryu (a minor Japanese style much like Shotokan) and achieved his Shodan (black belt) in this discipline in 1977.  He then spent 6 years training and competing in “full contact karate” and kickboxing.  Additionally, he competed extensively during his career in traditional tournament kata and kumite, full contact all-styles competition, and 3-round amateur kickboxing matches. 

Sensei Taylor was a founding member, competitor, and referee in the Edmonton Karate-Do Association, (an all-styles tournament and martial arts promotion group) throughout the 1980s.  He has been a member of Canada ISKF from 1985 to the present, teaching JKA Shotokan karate.  Sensei Taylor’s ranking is 4th Dan Shotokan karate. 

Sensei has resided in Edmonton since 1973. He was born and raised in Fort. St. John, B.C.  In addition to martial arts, he enjoys reading and thinking, hunting, fishing and outdoor pursuits in general. 

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