Ryan Hill


Professional History:

Ryan began his study of Shotokan Karate as a teenager and has practiced continuously for over 30 years. He spent one year training at prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo, and regularly travels to California to practice with Sensei Tsutomu Ohshima, who was a direct student of Master Gichin Funakoshi. Ryan has traveled extensively to practice in Japan, Europe and throughout North America. Ryan was an assistant instructor at UBC for many years in the late 1980s and 1990s. He led a dojo while living in Montreal for several years, before returning to Vancouver in 2007. Ryan has instructed hundreds of students over the years, emphasizing not only the physical fitness and self-defense benefits of karate, but also the development of humility, self-discipline, and a strong mentality.

Personal History:

Ryan’s career as an environmental scientist and former staff member of the United Nations has taken him all over the world, including two years in southern Africa. Throughout those travels, karate has always been the foundation of his health and character. He has developed a deep understanding of the benefits of karate for everyday life, and is enthusiastic about sharing that understanding with his students.

Programs Taught

Shotokan Karate – Mon/Wed – 7:30 PM – 8:55 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic


Godan (5th degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate
Member – Canada Shotokan Karate
CPR/First Aid/AED