Sensei Ray Tio

Sensei Ray Tio

Was introduced to karate in 1983 by his step-father, Ignatius Holidaya, 4th Dan, who was a brown belt student at The Toronto JKA.

Attained his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1986 at the age of 11 from the late Master Nakayama, 10th Dan.

Attained his Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in 1990 from Master Okazaki, 9th Dan, and Master Yaguchi, 8th Dan.

Attained his Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in 1993 from Master Okazaki and Master Yaguchi.

Attained his Yondan ( 4th degree black belt) in 1997 from Master Yaguchi.

Attained Godan (5th degree black belt( in 2009 from Master Ueki, Master Tanaka, and Master Osaka.

Silver Medallist at the 2011 JKA World Cup - Team Kata

Bronze Medallist at the 2011 JKA World Cup - Team Kumite

3 time Bronze Medallist at the JKA World Cup - Team Kata

Placed 6th (top 4 placings were all from Japan) at the 2011 JKA World Cup - Individual Kata

Placed 5th (top 4 placings were all from Japan) at the 2006 JKA World Cup - Individual Kata

4 time ISKF/JKA Pan-American Champion - Individual Kata

1999 ISKF/JKA Pan-American Champion - Team Kumite

3 time ISKF/JKA Pan-American Champion - Team Kata

13 time ISKF/JKA National Champion - Individual Kata

14 time ISKF/JKA National Champion - Team Kata

2 time ISKF/JKA National Champion - Individual Kumite

5 time ISKF/JKA National Champion - Team Kumite

6 time ISKF/JKA National Grand Champion - Best Competitor

Has also placed numerous times at the National and Pan-American level Tournaments in other organizations such as ITKF and NKA (WKF).

Has been a National Team Member since 1993.