PSKA & CSKA Instructors
Meet the Head Instructor for the Parkland Shotokan Karate Association and the Head Instructor of the CSKA (Canadian Shotokan Karate Association)
Sensei Robert Hargreaves
CSKA President - PSKA Head Instructor
Welcome to the official website of Robert Hargreaves the founder of Parkland Shotokan Karate Association. Robert is a respected instructor, mentor, and advocate for physical and mental well-being through martial arts and has created a nurturing and empowering environment where students of all ages and abilities can learn and grow. His teaching style focuses not only on physical technique but also on the development of character, self-confidence, and resilience.
Robert has developed a curriculum that blends traditional training methods with modern approaches, ensuring that his students receive a well-rounded education in martial arts.
Whether you are a beginner taking your first steps on the mat or an advanced practitioner striving for mastery, Robert's guidance and expertise will support you in reaching your goals.
Beyond the dojo, Robert is a firm believer in the transformative power of martial arts in everyday life. He emphasizes the importance of respect, discipline, and integrity, instilling these values in his students both on and off the training floor.
His holistic approach to training extends beyond physical techniques, fostering personal growth and well-being. As you explore this website, you will find information on Parkland Shotokan Karate Association's programs, class schedules, and upcoming events.
Whether you're interested in group classes, private lessons, or participating in tournaments, Robert and his team are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone.
Join Robert Hargreaves and the Parkland Shotokan Karate Association community on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and personal growth. Embark on the path to becoming a well-rounded martial artist while cultivating valuable life skills that will positively impact all aspects of your life.
He is a Senior Dan CSKA Certified Level A Instructor & CSKA Level A National Official. An NCCP Level 1 Coach; CSKA National Team Coach and year 2000 Senior Male Champion Kata & Kumite AJKA California.
Hanshi John Hanratty
Head Instructor - CSKA 8th Dan
Hanshi 8th. Dan John Hanratty has been training and teaching Shotokan Karate for over 40 years. He is Head Instructor to the Canadian Shotokan Karate Association; acting Vice President of the World Shotokan Karate Association as well as Technical Chairman Shotokan Alliance International.
For 12 years Sensei Hanratty was the Provincial Coach for Karate Alberta, the provincially recognized body for all styles Karate. He was elected 3m coach of the year in 1989 and was nominated for Air Canada Sportsman Award. He has received a Distinguished Citizen Award from the City of Calgary for services to sport.
Hanshi Hanratty is recognized as one of the top instructors and in North America. His motivational skills, communication and teaching methods, plus an in depth knowledge of Karate history, application and technique, have him in demand to teach throughout Europe and North America. He has been teaching in the Calgary area for 30 years, 27 years in the same location.