Instructors

The Guardian Dojo instructors and advisor bring decades of combined experience in a variety of martial arts, coaching, and training regimes.

Adrian Shum, Sensei (Ni-dan)
Head Instructor, Owner & Operator

Sensei Adrian Shum began his Kyokushin Karate training in 2005 under the tutelage of Shihan Diego Beltrán. In February 2010, he achieved the rank of Sho-Dan (1st Degree Black Belt). In May 2012, Shihan Beltrán moved with his family to South America, appointing Sensei Adrian Shum as Head Instructor and successor to ownership & operations for Guardian Dojo – Kyokushin Karate Canada Inc., in 2014 (and 2015) Sensei Adrian attended the Kyokushin-kan International Black Belt Instructors Seminar (in Saitama, Tokyo, Japan), and in May 2015, received his Ni-Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) from Honbu.

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Markus Erkelenz, Sensei (Sho-dan)
Instructor

Sensei Markus Erkelenz began his Kyokushin Karate in 2004 under the tutelage of Shihan Diego Beltrán. In February 2010, he achieved the rank of Sho-Dan (1st Degree Black Belt). Sensei Markus works closely with Sensei Adrian Shum as an instructor and coach for the Guardian Dojo – Kyokushin Karate Canada students.

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Diego Beltrán, Shihan (Go-dan)
Dojo Founder & Advisor

With over 20 years of experience instructing and competing in international tournaments, Shihan Diego Beltran is an experienced veteran in Kyokushin Karate, Kickboxing and Self Defense.

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