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Global Karate Do - Sensei Zvonko Celebija

Below is the biography of our chief instructor, Sensei Zvonko Celebija

Sensei Zvonko Celebija

  • 1972 - Started Karate with Master Okuyama
  • 1974 - Received Shodan
  • 1977 - Received 2nd (Ni) dan
  • 1981 - Received 3rd (San) dan
  • 1985 - Received 4th (Yon) dan
  • 1988 - Received 5th (Go) dan
  • 1995 - Received 6th (Roku) dan
  • 2006 - Received 7th (Shichi) dan
  • 1974-1975 - Local & International Tournaments
  • 1985 - Captain of the team Kumite "IKA" Gold Medal at the IKA World Championships

Sensei Zvonko with Kata World Champions. Luca Valdesi and Antonio Diaz
Sensei Zvonko with Kata World Gold and Silver Medalist. Luca Valdesi and Antonio Diaz

  • 1986 - Started Officiating
  • 1989 - PKF Official - Pan-American Karate Federation
  • 1994 - WKF Officia - World Karate Federation
  • 1998 - WKF Referee B
  • 2000 - Official of the year NKA- National Karate Association of Canada
  • 2001 - Karate Ontario Official of the year
  • 2003 - Karate Ontario Hall of fame
  • 2004 - PKF Recognition to Elevate Karate in Pan-American Karate Federation
  • 2004 Uchiage-kai Award for Contribution of Karate Do
  • 2007 - Ontario Sport Award
  • 2008 - Syl Apps Achievment Award

THE SYL APPS SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented annually by the Province of Ontario to Ontario volunteers who have contributed to the development of sport in the province. Sensei Zvonko Celebija received this prestigious award at the ceremony on April 24, 2008. The only other person from karate sport that received this award was Sensei Masami Tsuruoka in 1980.

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