Hinode  Karate & Kobudo

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Telephone: 604 - 340 - 3319 or email: info@hinodekarate.ca


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Sensei Krister Naab - Chief Instructor

Krister began his martial arts training in 1988 with Ishinryu Karate-do in Mascott, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.  He trained for three years under the guidance of Sensei Robert Schaffa, and Chief Instructor of Ishinryu Australia, Sensei Tony Hails.  Upon returning to North Vancouver in 1991, the absence of an Ishinryu club had Krister turn to Shotokan Karate-do where, for the next 11 years, he trained with the Vancouver Shotokan Karate Club.

A distant move by the Vancouver Shotokan Karate Club, and the opportunity to instruct the local military, reinforced Krister's decision to open the Hinode Shotokan Karate Club, and reinstate the International Shotokan Karate Federation in North Vancouver.  The Hinode dojo was opened on April 8, 2002.

Krister now holds the ranks of 6th dan in Shotokan Karate-do (December 17, 2016) and 4th dan in Ryukyu Kobudo (November 30, 2016).  He has experience training in different parts of the world, with many of the JKA and ISKF masters.  Krister has also spent time in Tokyo, Amami Oshima (Kagoshima Prefecture) and Okinawa, Japan, extensively studying karate and kobudo.

Krister has competed in many tournaments, representing British Columbia on several occasions, while capturing numerous medals at both the provincial and national levels.  He is also a certified judge with the International Shotokan Karate Federation.

Krister is a certified Karate BC Instructor, and is actively enrolled in both the ISKF Instructor Training Program, as well as the National Coaching Certification Program, to ensure that students receive the highest quality instruction possible.


Rokudan (6th degree black belt) ISKF Shotokan Karate-do

Yondan (4th degree black belt) Ryukyu Kobudo

Member of:  International Shotokan Karate Federation,  and Karate BC (National Karate Association)

Member of Ryukyu Kobudo Shinko Kai

Certified Karate BC Instructor

"International Shotokan Karate Federation" (ISKF) Instructor Trainee

Certified ISKF "C Level" Judge

Assistant Instructors

All of our assistant instructors are enrolled in the ISKF Instructor Training Program to ensure that our Hinode students receive the highest quality instruction possible.


Hiroto (Hilton) Tadokoro - Yondan (4th degree black belt) and ISKF instructor trainee

Hiromi Goozee - Sandan (3rd degree black belt) and ISKF instructor trainee

Junko Chapdelaine - Sandan (3rd degree black belt) and ISKF instructor trainee