Sponsored Athletes

Alexandra Remondini

Rafael Silva

Shaun Dhillon

Paulo Santillan

Shalene Lee

Tan Nguyen


Alex Remondini


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Name: Alex Remondini
Birthday: July 25th 1994
Dojo (and sensei): I train at Ippon Dojo, My sensei is Adam Wackershauser
Country: Canada
Specialty: Kata and Kumite
Category: 16-17, Kumite: -53

Competition Results: 

  • ● 2013 Canadian National Championships
    •   ○ Bronze  18-20 Individual Kata
  • ● 2012 Canadian National Championships
    •   ○ Bronze 16-17 -53kg Kumite
  • ● North American Cup
    •   ○ Silver 16-17  -53kg Kumite
  • ● US Open
    •   ○ Silver  16-17 Team Kumite

2011 Karate Alberta Tournaments: January 2011: 16-17 Kumite -53: Gold16-17 Kata: GoldWomen’s Kata: Silver
May 2011: 16-17 Kumite -53: Gold
16-17 Kata: Gold
Women’s Kata: Gold

November 2011: 16-17 Kumite -53: Gold16-17 Kata: silverWomen’s Kata: Silver
Nationals 2011 St. Hyacinth 16-17 Team Kumite: Bronze
Junior Olympics 2011 Las Vegas 16-17 -55 Bronze
There have been various other medals from competing in Karate Alberta Tournaments; the results areusually gold or silver.

4 years Karate Alberta Kata and Kumite Champion for respective agecategory.
3time Bronze medalist at nationals in team Kumite.
2 time medalist at junior Olympics and USOpen in Las Vegas.

What being a CanadaMAS sponsored athlete means to me:
I consider myself very fortunate to have sponsorship from CanadaMAS. Being a sponsored athleteprovides many opportunities and open doors for me. I feel proud to be able to represent and competewhile wearing CanadaMAS karate gear. I have received many positive comments and inquiries fromother athletes and coaches on my apparel and equipment.

Outside of my martial arts training I am an avid photographer, in my spare time I seek the inner beautythe world presents us with and capture in the eye of my camera. Along with this I also have a monstroussweet tooth which I fuel through baking sweets for myself, family and friends. I am also a dedicatedathlete daily working out at the gym. In the summer months I spend my time golfing and in the winterskiing. Along with this I am also an accomplished musician. I sing and play piano, and have won manyawards for my singing at the Kiwanis music festival. These are my other passions in life.


Rafael Silva


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Name: Rafael Silva
Birthday: March 10, 1997
Dojo (and sensei): Osuna Karate (Juan Osuna)
Country: Canada
Specialty: Kumite
Category: 16-17 Kata, 16-17 -68kg Kumite

Competition results:
15 time Kata Champion at Alberta Provincials

10 time Kumite Champion at Alberta Provincials

● Canadian National Championships, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec
  ○ Bronze, 14-15 Team Kumite
● USA Open
  ○ Silver, 14-15 -63kg Individual Kumite

● Canadian National Championships, Richmond, BC
  ○ Silver, 14-15 -70 Kg Individual Kumite
● USA Open
  ○ Bronze, 14-15 -70 Kg Individual Kumite
  ○ Bronze, 14-15 Team Kumite
● West Coast Open
  ○ Gold, 14-15 Individual Kata    
  ○ Silver, 14-15 Individual Kumite
  ○ Bronze, 16-17 Individual Kata
  ○ Bronze, WKF Individual Kata

● Steveston International Karate Championship
○ Gold, 14-15 Individual Kata
  ○ Gold, 14-15  Individual Kumite
  ○ Gold, 16-17 Individual Kata
  ○ Bronze, 16-17 Individual Kumite
● Canadian National Championships, Toronto, Ontario
  ○ Bronze, 16-17 Individual Kata
  ○ Bronze, 16-17 -68 individual Kumite


Karate Alberta Member, 3 years Consecutive
Karate canada Member, 2 years consecutive

What being a CanadaMAS sponsored athlete means to me:
I feel extremely Proud to be a sponsored athlete of CanadaMAS. CanadaMAS pushes me to become a better athlete and a better karateka. Being a part of CanadaMAS reminds me that I am representing a bigger team and that helps to push me to my peak. CanadaMAS helps athletes to be the best that they can be.


Paulo Santillan

Name: Paulo Miguel Santillan
Birthday: January 23, 1995
Dojo & Sensei: Kimeru Shotokan Karate Club under Sensei Brian James
Country: Canada
Specialty: Kata
Category: 16-17 years old

Competition Results:

●     2008 BC Winter Games in Kimberly-Cranbrook
○     Gold → 12-13 Team Kata
○     Gold → 12-13 Team Kumite
○     Silver → 12-13 -44kg Ind. Kumite
○     Bronze → 12-13 Ind. Kata

●     2009 Canadian National Championships in Calgary, Alberta
○     Silver → 14-15 Ind. Kata

●     2011 Canadian National Championships in Montreal, Quebec.
○     Gold → 16-17 Ind. Kata
○     Gold → 14-17 Team Kata
○     Silver → 16-17 Team Kumite
○     Bronze → 16-17 -55kg Ind. Kumite

●     2011 US Open, Las Vegas
○     Bronze → 16-17 -55kg Ind. Kumite

●     2011 Pan-American Championships in Fortaleza, Brazil
○     Bronze → 14-17 Team Kata

●     2011 Jr. World Championships in Melaka, Malaysia
○     Participant in both 16-17 Ind. Kata & 14-17 Team Kata

●     2013 Canadian National Championships in Toronto, Ontario
○     Gold → U21 Individual Kata
○     Gold → Senior Men's Team Kata

 Overview / Highlights:

●     2010 Certified Regional Kata / Kumite Judge in BC Winter Games Terrace
●     2011 Junior Male Grand Champion in Montreal, Quebec Nationals

Being a sponsored athlete of CanadaMAS has really helped me through karate training. I really appreciate the equipment and gi’s given to me by CanadaMAS. I regularly use the equipment given to me by CanadaMAS during my dojo training and competition and it has really been a great use to me. I also feel honoured to represent this company as an athlete.

●     Hobbies / Interests: Singing, Choir, Listening to Music, Altar Serve & Church, Video Games, Exercise, Sports, Hanging with my peers 
●     I also help volunteer at the dojo, assist in teaching, and I coach or assist when possible
●     I will be a Junior Coach for Zone 5,in this coming 2012 BC Winter Games in Vernon. 

Shalene Lee

Name: Shalene Lee
Birthday: December 19 1997
Dojo (sensei): Kimeru Shotokan Karate (Brian James)
Country: Canada
Specialty: Kata and Kumite

Competition Results:
Washington State Championships 2009 1 gold 1 bronze.
Sato Cup 2009 5 gold 1 silver 1 bronze Grand Champion.
Karate BC Provincial 2009 2 golds.
Zone 5 2009 2 gold.
Steveston International 2010 4gold 2 slilver.
Bc Winter Game 2010 1 gold 1 silver 1 bronze.
USA Junior olympics 2010 1gold 1 bronze.
USA open 2010 1 gold.
Washington State Karate Championship 2010 3 gold.
West Cost open 2010 2 gold 1 silver 1 bronze.
Sato Cup 2011 5 gold 1 bronze Jr Grand Champion.
Steveston International 2011 5 gold 1 silver Jr Female Grand champion.
Usa open 2011 1 silver 1 bronze. West Coast open 2011 3 gold 2 silver.
Zone 5 2011 2 gold.
Provincial Karate Bc 2011 1 gold. 
Karate Bc Qualifiers for National 2 gold.
Steveston International 2012 2 gold 2 silver 1 bronze. 

Overview/Highlights: Sato Cup Grand Champion, 2009-2010 2010-2011. Steveston Grand Champion 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

Tan Nguyen

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Name: Tan Nguyen
Birthday: May 16, 1996
Dojo: West River Hayashi-Ryu (Kenny Lim)
Specialty: Kata, kumite, kobudo
Category: 16-17 male kata;16-17 kumite -55 kg

Competition Results:

Gold - 2013 Canadian National Championships 16/17 Kata - Toronto, Ont
Bronze - 2013 Canadian National Championships 16/17 -61kg Kumite - Toronto, Ont
Gold - 2012 Canadian National Championships 16/17 -55kg Kumite - Richmond, BC
Bronze: 2012 Canadian National Championships 16/17 Kata - Richmond, BC
Bronze: 2011 Pan-American Championship 14/15 kata – Fortaleza Brasil
Gold: 2011 Canadian National Championship 14/15 kata – St.Hyacinthe, Quebec
Gold: 2011 Canadian National Championship 14/15 kumite – 57kg – St.Hyacinthe, Quebec
Bronze: 2010 Pan-American Championship 14/15 kata – Montreal, Quebec
Gold: 2010 Canadian National Championship 14/15 kata – Toronto, Ontario
Gold: 2010 BC Winter Games 12/13 kata – Terrace, British Columbia
Gold: 2010 BC Winter Games 12/13 kumite – Terrace, British Columbia
Gold: 2010 BC Winter Games 12/13 team kumite – Terrace, British Columbia

Overview/ Highlights:
2 times 14/15 kata National champion
Junior Male Athlete of the Year- Karate BC 2011

What does being a CanadaMAS athlete mean to me?
Being an athlete representing a team larger than myself is definitely something I am proud of. Ittells me that I’m putting in the work I need to do to be one step ahead of the game. With the support Iget from CanadaMAS, I could excel my competition levels even further. CanadaMAS is definitely a greathelp to me as an athlete who needs the right equipment to perform at my peak.