Joie Cowan


Position at Grand River Karate  
– Dojo Mum!
– Advisor to Board of Directors
– Kids Program Registration Supervisor
– Kids class instructor
– First Aid Certified

Occupation
– Team Leader – Economical Insurance

Background
– I studied Kung Fu in Calgary and Chinese Kenpo in Kansas City, Missouri.

Why I Started
My husband went to one class at GRK and then didn’t stop raving about how great it was for the next two hours after he got home! I went to the next class with him, and we’ve been a part of the club ever since.

Why I Like Shido-kan
I like that it is natural movement, but with focus of mind and body. There’s a right way to do things, but not just one right way.

What I Enjoy About Teaching
I first started helping out with the kids’ class ‘cause small children scare me! Give me teenagers any day! I really like watching the kids figure out their first katas and gain confidence.

Other Interests
Cooking, hanging out with my hubby Doug and our dog, Haida, reading, making cookies for Iha Sensei!