We value quality over quantity .
Classes are taught by Valentyna Zolotarova
Jamaican National Team Member (current)
World Karate Federation Accredited Coach
Top 50 World Ranking 2018-2020 in Women's -55 kg
Canadian National Team Member and National Champion (2003-2008)
Premier's Athletic Award Recipient 2003-2007
BC Certified Teacher
Bachelor of Education (UBC)
Master of Educational Technology (UBC)
One of Valentyna's goals as an athlete and coach is to share the work ethic and the dedication that is required to pursue any goal with her students.
In her brief time away from competition while becoming a mother of 3 children, Valentyna became a Certified World Karate Federation Judge and officiated at the 2015 and 2016 WKF World Championships. She put refereeing aside to return to sport as an athlete at the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Cycle.