Fitness With A Purpose

Assistant Instructors


Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt

2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor (Grandview Adult/Youth)
Sensei Bernadine Jugdutt, 2nd Dan, has been training in Wado-Kai karate since 1994. She started training with the Bushido Karate Association in 2004, and since then earned her Shodan rank in 2010, and her Nidan in 2016. 

Bernadine received her B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Alberta in 2012. In the summer of 2012, she relocated to Montreal to purse an M.Sc. in Physics. During this time she was fortunate to secure the lightweight women's position on the 2012-2014 Shintani Canadian National Team, and had the opportunity to train and compete in dojos across Canada.  

Bernadine completed her M.Sc. in the spring of 2015, and has since returned to Edmonton and resumed an active role in teaching the BKA youth program at Grandview. She takes a particular interest in education theory and in working with individuals to find the best ways to encourage their development. 

In the meantime Bernadine works as a private tutor and a freelance scientific editor. She hopes to be accepted into medical school at the University of Alberta in 2017.

Sensei Adam Knowles

2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor (Grandview Adult/Youth)
Sensei Adam Knowles, 2nd Dan, began training in the year 2000 in the Riverbend area, transferred to the University area in 2002, and began training in the Grandview area since 2006. He received his Shodan in May of 2012, and his Nidan in May of 2016. He has competed in several tournaments across the province.

Sensei Adam is a student in at the University of Alberta in the faculty of Engineering, hoping to pursue the field of Computer Engineering. 

Sensei Mike Reynolds

2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor (Grandview Adult/Youth)
Sensei Michael Reynolds, 2nd Dan, began training in Wado Kai Karate in 2008 with the Bushido Karate Association. He earned his Shodan ranking in May of 2013, and his Nidan in May 2016. Michael began teaching youth at Grandview/McKernan in 2012, and is currently an active youth and adult instructor with the BKA.
Over the years Sensei Michael has enjoyed attending many clinics to hone his karate, and has trained with Sensei Iain Abernethy exploring bunkai jutsu. He has also competed in numerous tournaments, consistently winning or placing in both kata and kumite.
Outside of karate, Sensei Michael received a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics in 2015, being awarded many scholastic prizes and scholarships over his post-secondary tenure. Currently he is part of the (ART)2 team investigating a novel hybrid Linear accelerator - MRI device for the treatment of various cancers, carrying out extensive research into radiation detector design.

Sensei Michael is an avid recreational athlete and fitness buff, and has completed the AFLCA exercise theory course. While karate and weightlifting form the cornerstones of his training, he also enjoys soccer, biking, running, hiking, and swimming in his free time. 

Sensei Crystal Reynolds

2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor (Grandview Adult/Youth)
Sensei Crystal Reynolds, 2nd Dan, started her karate journey in January 2009. She received her first degree black belt in 2013, and in 2016 she became a second degree black belt. Sensei Crystal gradually started helping with the youth program as a coloured belt; first she watched from the sidelines, then she started holding striking shields and offering small corrections, and eventually she was encouraged to lead her own group of students though a class. She now regularly teaches at the youth program in McKernan.

In 2008 she graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. After graduation she started her career in an accounts payable position and has since expanded her job description to include customer support and many other general office roles.

In her spare time, Sensei Crystal enjoys knitting, reading, and traveling.

Sensei Raye Willms

2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor (Derrick)
Sensei Raye has been training in karate for over 13 years, and achieved her Nidan on May 7, 2016. Karate is a big part in Raye's life between training and teaching. In 2008, Raye started teaching at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club. Since then, teaching karate has become a passion of hers.

Raye extended her interest in teaching outside of karate and now tutors math and science courses to students in Junior High, High School and University. Outside of karate, Raye attends the University of Alberta, working towards a Bachelor of Science. She is looking forward to studying abroad at the Cortona Campus in Italy."

Sensei Andrij Demianczuk

2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor (Grandview Youth)
Sensei Andrij Demianczuk joined the Bushido Karate Association and began his karate training in 2008. He has been assisting with teaching the youth program since 2013. Sensei Andrij received his Shodan rank in May 2013, and most recently achieved his Nidan rank in May 2016.

Sensei Andrij graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2005 and from the CST program at NAIT in 2007. Andrij currently works in the IT industry as a server administrator and platform specialist.

Andrij will begin travelling in 2016 to train, and will be attending clinics and events both in Manitoba and in the UK. With his new rank, Andrij’s goal is to seek out other styles and martial arts during his travels to grow his experience and develop his karate further.

In his leisure time, Sensei Andrij also enjoys programming, systems engineering, hiking and playing guitar.