Hi, my name is Florence but my friends at Aikido call me Flo! I’m 16 years old and I am bilingual French-English. I’m currently a Junior Black Belt, an ITP (Seishidosha Candidate) and I’ve been doing Aikido since March 2017. I practice about 3 days a week or more.
I participated in several seminars and sleepover seminars notably with Ishiyama Sensei, Jim Sensei and Yumi Sensei. I have attended teen retreats: Cowichan Lake with Hilary Sensei, and Shawnigan Lake with John Sensei. I also went to Calgary at the Big Rock Aikikai dojo to attend seminars and enrolled in the overnight summer camp. I like to teach Aikido because I like to communicate and help others, especially kids. Aikido has allowed me to further develop my self-confidence and my leadership qualities. I also formed wonderful friendships and priceless memories that will last a lifetime.