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Francois Pace – Assistant instructor

Francois (Fran) joined Banff Kyokushin Karate for a brief time, then family life took him away for some years.  When his young son expressed an interest in doing karate he brought him to our dojo in 2014.  Shortly after that Fran was practicing with us in the adults class.

Francois has been an active competitor in knockdown tournaments in the Senior Division, winning several gold medals in the last two years.  He began assisting with his son’s class some time ago and continues to assist with the Advanced A and Advanced B classes.  Fran is a second kyu (Brown Belt), actively training for further grading in the future.

Fran competed in the World Senior Championships in Japan in the fall of 2019.