Bios

Bob Toth has been training in the martial arts for over thirty five years. His sensei was the late Dr. Richard Kim, 10th dan, hanshi. Bob received a teaching grade of yondan (fourth degree black belt) from Dr. Kim. After Dr. Kimís passing, Bob had the honor of being accepted as a student by Sensei Meitatsu Yagi, 10th dan, hanshi of Okinawa, Japan. Recently, Bob graded in Okinawa, Japan to godan (fifth degree black belt) with Sensei Yagi and the International Meibukan Gojyu Ryu Karate Association. Sensei Toth is a published author of the martial arts as well as an international teacher, lecturer and tournament judge. Bob continues his senseiís martial arts work by teaching traditional karate, kobudo (weapons), daito ryu, tai chi, chi kung and paqua at the St. Catharines Martial Arts Centre.

Olga J.A. (Lysiuk) Tothwas born in St. Catharines. Early in her life, she became very active in the sport of baton twirling. She won the title of Miss Majorette of St. Catharines for six consecutive years. Olga also won Miss Majorette of Ontario and the highest national title, Miss Majorette of Canada. She retired from competition and spent many years teaching and judging across Canada and the United States. Olga has been training in the martial arts for over eighteen years and has a yondan (fourth degree black belt) from the International Meibukan Gojyu Ryu Karate Association. She brings all of her enthusiasm and experience in training and competing to the St. Catharines Martial Arts Centre.