Sensei Shane Hale (4th degree blackbelt)
Shane is an avid lover of martial arts and karate in particular. He has been training karate since 1999 at the Toshikai Dojo in Ottawa and attained his 4th Degree Black Belt in 2014. In 2008, he received the American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA) Male Black Belt of the Year award.
Upon receiving his black belt Shane began instructing at Toshikai in 2006. Inspired by Hanshi Albert Mady, Shane has conditioned his body to break boards, cement and baseball bats. There is a chance that Shane may actually be Superman, but he vehemently denies it. Outside of martial arts and possibly saving the world, Shane is a commercial pilot and past president of the Ottawa Flying Club.