Sensei Frank Pianka

Started training with Joe Kaplanis & Norm Walsh ( who were green belts at the time ) at Wayland Park in 1966
Recieved his Green Belt from Tug Wilson at Winnipeg. School of Judo & Karate in 1967
Received Shodan Rank from M. Tsuruoka at age 18 at Fort William Karate School on Simpson St. in 1970 
Presently holds the rank of First Degree Black Belt
Former Instructor at Thunder Bay Karate School ( Formerly Fort William Karate School )
Teaching high school physics & outdoor skills, science & technology 2006
Thunder Bay rep for The Alpine Club of Canada. Canada's national mountaineering organization
Still uses martial arts concepts in rock and technical ice climbing 
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