Mac Dojo History
In the 40 years the McMaster dojo has been in existence, it has
seen four instructors. Sensei Ray Greenway founded the dojo in 1969
and was followed by Sensei Pat Ammendolio. Next came Sensei Frank
DeLorenzes and finally our Sensei, Sensei Philip McColl, who has
been head of the dojo for 25 years. From day one, the McMaster dojo
has been an accomplished club, winning the Higashi Cup (Canadian
University and College Karate Championship) in four of its first
five years in existence and once again in 1991.
The last decade has seen a tremendous increase in the club's size
and Sensei McColl has consistently produced high caliber karate
ka. In the fall of 1994, a first for the McMaster dojo occurred;
it was represented internationally at the World Karate Championship
in Argentina. McMaster contributed four members to the Canadian
team. Thanks to the efforts of the Women's Team Kata, the club can
boast a gold medal.
In April 1996, Hamilton hosted the second World Karate Championship
and this time McMaster cheered on seven members as part of the Canadian
Read more about the head of the McMaster Goju Ryu Karate dojo,
Sensei Philip McColl.