Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time through martial arts, education and fitness coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.
We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Students will not only learn the necessary skills to protect themselves. We stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.
Get To Know Our World Class Instructors
Although he has been fascinated with martial arts study for most of his life, Shihan Scott Campsall started seriously training with Hanshi Fred Walker in 1994.
Five years later, under Hanshi Walker’s guidance, he founded Okami Kai which provides award winning martial arts education to the Uxbridge, Ontario area.
He now currently trains with 9th degree black belt Hanshi Cezar Borkowski of Northern Karate Schools in Toronto. Under Hanshi Borkowski’s guidance, he is always adapting and evolving his martial arts knowledge to not only further his own development, but the Okami Kai student’s as well. On September 24, 2011, Shihan Scott Campsall was promoted to the rank of Godan (5th degree) black belt in the art of Karate by Hanshi Borkowski accompanied by 10th Degree black belts Masami Tsuruoka, Tetsuhiro Hokama, and Kiyonori Shiroma. He was given the title of Shihan (Master Instructor on May 31, 2015. On March 11, 2017, Hanshi Borkowski promoted Shihan to Rokudan (6th degree) black belt.
His journey into Yoshinkai Aikido training began in early 2003 under the guidance of 9th degree black belt Hanshi Kevin Blok of Windsor, Ontario. He obtained his Nidan (second degree) black belt in Aikido on August 10, 2017 and has also obtained his Shodan (first degree black belt) in Iaido from Hanshi Blok on May 30, 2015. Shihan Campsall also works as an Instructor Trainer with Hanshi Blok’s company, On Guard International. He has also been certified in Non-Physical Crisis Intervention and as an adjustable baton instructor.
Shihan says he has never met a martial art he didn’t like and this shows in his persistent desire to learn from the best teachers in the world. The phrase “Kyudo Mugen” means the “pathway of learning never ends”. Shihan not only believes this, he constantly demonstrates it by training every chance he gets.
Born in Scarborough Ontario, Dave Boudreau Sensei started his martial arts training at the age of 18.
From 1986 to 1992 he trained in Wushu Kung fu and kick boxing at the Canadian Chinese Martial Arts Centre also known as Sun Looug Kung fu in Scarborough with chief instructor Loong Wong. Student of the Hung Luck Kung Fu Club in Toronto. Dave Boudreau Renshi started training in Shotokan Karate in 2000 at Okami Kai. In 2006 he achieved his Shodan (first degree) black belt.
His son, Jessie, who is the eldest of three children, earned his Shodan rank quickly afterward. Jessie now has his Nidan (second degree) black belt while Boudreau Renshi’s daughter, Rachael is currently working towards her Shodan.
Boudreau Renshi has since then achieved his Nidan black belt rank which he received in December 2010 his Sandan (third degree) black belt rank in June 2014 and Yondan (forth degree) black belt rank in December 2017.
Boudreau Renshi presently teaches Youth and Adult classes at Okami Kai under Chief Instructor Scott Campsall Shihan. His future goals include developing his Karate and weapons knowledge and continuing to move up in rank in Karate.
Wally Blacklock Renshi has studied karate with Okami Kai since 2002. He achieved his Nidan (second degree) black belt rank in June, 2011.
and his Sandan (third degree) black belt in June 2014. Through the Okami Kai curriculum and additional seminars and events, he has acquired some ability in aikido, judo and jujitsu.
He has studied the use of sai, nunchuku, tonfa and bo as weapons. He has completed the On Guard Defense and Control Tactics Training Program becoming a Basic Level instructor. In addition, he is an instructor of the Li’l Dragons Karate program at Okami Kai.
Renshi Wally Blacklock believes that “perfect” practice makes perfect and that skills are built one on another. He realizes the importance of training seriously and often.
He has come to fully appreciate this in his work as a psychoeducational therapist and as a student in karate. He works tutoring academics with children and young adults that have fallen behind at school or have developmental disorders and delays.
Jonathan Gladstone Sensei has been studying Karate at the Okamikan since 2002. He achieved his Shodan (first degree black belt) rank in December 2008; Nidan (second degree) in December 2011; and Sandan (third degree) in June 2016.
He studied Judo briefly as a child, but most of Gladstone Sensei’s training in Karate and other martial arts has been with or through the Okamikan in Uxbridge. He says he “enjoys the warm, friendly and family-oriented community where we study martial arts seriously and with rigour without losing touch with fun.” Outside of the home dojo, he has also studied Tai Chi.
Gladstone Sensei is a Professional Engineer (Ontario) who works full-time on large computer systems at a Canadian bank and is a part-time instructor in the School of Computer Studies at Georgian College in Barrie, ON. He is an inveterate volunteer who works with both children and adults in a variety of activities. He coached and organized children’s baseball in Uxbridge for many years, delivered Junior Achievement programs at a local elementary school for about a decade, and helped run the Uxbridge Squash League for many years. He also assists with classes at Okami Kai, participates actively in various activities at his synagogue, and volunteers extensively with CMG, an academic organization of computer professionals where he is on the Board of Directors.
Bringing high energy, positivity and fun to every class is Jennifer’s goal at Okami Kai. Whether she’s teaching a fitness class for adults, a ladies only Fight Fit or a Li’l Dragons class for children ages 3-6, her passion for teaching shines through each class. She enjoys a multitude of physical activities including running, cycling, weight lifting and is also a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan karate. Jennifer’s experience as a Fitness Instructor expands through many disciplines including Spin, HIIT and Step while also taking a strong role in our karate program as a lead instructor.
After practicing Yoga for many years, Maureen completed a yoga teacher training at YogaSpace in Toronto in 2004/2005 and has been teaching yoga ever since. She furthered her practice and teaching by attending The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India in 2006, which focused on Vedic chanting, Pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures), and dhyana (meditation). Her continued education has included many intensive workshops and further certification in restorative yoga, pre-natal yoga, and post-natal yoga. Mo teaches classical Vinyasa, which is meant to strengthen the connection between the body and mind through the breath. This is achieved through thoughtful asana sequencing and breath work. Each class is different and each class strives to explore this connection.
Sensei Glenn Rilling began his training in Shotokan karate at Okami Kai in 2003. He was inspired by 2 of his sons, who were training at the time. He received his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 2013 and graded to the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Dec 2017. In addition to his ongoing karate training, he is studying the art of Aikido as well as the weapons Bo, Eku and Nunchaku at Okami Kai.