Shihan George Picard began training in Goju Ryu Karate under Bob Dalgliesh in Sudbury, Ontario. He is the head instructor for Goju Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Tai-Chi and Qiqong at Glenridge Martial Arts Academy. He also trains in Iaijutsu, Kenjutsu, Kendo and Jiu-Jitsu.
Shihan Picard also competes internationally and has placed in the top 3 in every tournament he has entered except one. An international coach and judge, he received an International Coaching Award from the Government of Venezuela and the World Congress of Martial Arts in 2001.
Shihan Picard is also a gifted qiqong healer and trains and teaches gigong healing arts to cancer patients at his school and clinics throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He has received numerous awards from various organizations for his work in the community and abroad.
In 2001, he produced "Arts of the Ancient East", a full stage production featuring top martial artists to raise money for Hospice Niagara. This show was so well received that he is now producing "Arts of the Ancient East II".
Awarded International Instructor of the Year
into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame
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