Kohbukan Sisu Judo & Jiu Jitsu Founders
Godan (5th Dan)
David R. Robb has been practicing judo since 1963. He has recently been graded to Godan (5th degree black belt) in Kodokan Judo. Dave began his judo studies under the late Mr. Frank Hatashita, at York University. Later, he studied and obtained his shodan rank under Mr. Ray Kelly at the University of Alberta. He is presently studying the katas under Mr. Duncan Vignale. Dave fought on the York University judo team for four years, then one year for the University of Alberta. In 1968 Dave fought for the province of Alberta at the Nationals in Saskatoon. Dave is a National C referee and has completed Level 2 of the N. C. C. P. in judo. He has been the dojoshu of the Kohbukan Judo Club since 1988 and the Director of the Kohbukan Shiai since 2000. Dave is currently the president of the Kohbukan-Sisu Judo Club.
Dave is a retired high school English teacher. He has written an illustrated syllabus for the club. His main focus in judo has been with young people. He began a school club for Central Public School which has been steadily growing in size over the past several years. Dave has also developed a strong interest in the various Katas-formal techniques which illustrate various aspects of Judo. Dave and his partner, Paul Davidson competed at the Nationals in 2005 in both Nage no Kata and Goshin Jutsu coming third in each event.
At present, Dave is active in judo, teaching and practicing. In what little time he has outside of judo, Dave builds boats, sails, and wind surfs in the summer and skis in the winter.
Godan (5th Dan)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Wayland J. Pulkkinen has been practicing judo for over 30 years, and is presently a registered 5th degree black belt in Kodokan Judo. He is a former member of the Canadian National Judo Team, and has competed and participated in a variety of both international judo competitions and training camps throughout his athletic career. In addition, Mr. Pulkkinen is a former national level competitive freestyle wrestler, who competed for two different university and club teams. He also is a registered 1st degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu (Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council), and holds the rank of Sempai in Chokushin Aiki Jujutsu. Mr. Pulkkinen has been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 9 years, and holds the rank of brown belt (Bravado Jiu Jitsu).
His education includes a Bachelor of Physical Education (McMaster University), a Master of Science in Applied Sport Science and Coaching (Lakehead University) a diploma in Primary Care Paramedicine (Humber College), a diploma in Advanced Care Paramedicine (Georgian College).
Mr. Pulkkinen is a fully certified Level 3 coach under the National Coaching Certification Program (N.C.C.P.) in both judo and wrestling, and also has completed several Level 4 and Level 5 N.C.C.P. tasks towards certification. He is a former chair of the provincial program for Judo Ontario, in addition to being a course conductor and presenter for N.C.C.P. courses.
He has presented at both academic and coaching conferences, in addition to being published in both academic and non-academic journals, and he continues to present and conduct educational seminars and workshops in both the sport and health fields.
His professional memberships and designations include: Certified Kinesiologist (C.K.) through the Ontario Kinesiology Association, and a Primary Care Paramedic [AEMCA (PCP)] under the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Emergency Services Branch.