History of Qwan Ki Do Development in the country
The Canadian Federation of Qwan Ki do was founded in 1996 with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. There are currently clubs in two provinces: Ontario and Quebec and there is a representative in Vancouver-British Columbia.
Technical Director of Qwan Ki Do Canada
Giam Su Carol Derla Black Belt 7th Dan
Carol Derla started Qwan ki do in 1980 in Iasi Romania with Chan Su Guandjika Fidele. In 1984 he successfully passed the Black Belt exam and opened a Qwan ki do club in Suceava Romania. In 1996 Giam Su Carol emigrated with his family to Canada and opened a club in Toronto and also founded the Canadian Federation of Qwan ki do. Giam Su Carol is also an IQKDF international referee, refereeing all six editions of the World Championship. In 2019 Giam Su Carol was the IQKDF delegate to organize and lead the first Qwan ki do delegation in India for a three-day technical internship. In 2020 Giam Su Carol was elected President of the International Federation of Qwan ki do.
Activity in the country
Prior to the SARS-COV2 pandemic period, nearly thirty practitioners were registered in the Canadian Federation of Qwan ki do, with eight black belts gathered in four clubs: two in the province Ontario, in Burlington and Kitchener and two clubs in the province of Quebec, in Quebec city and in Sherbrooke.
Previous results in competitions
The practitioners from the Canadian Federation of Qwan ki have participated in the last four editions of the World Championships: Germany, Romania, Morocco and Belgium. A Canadian club team won the gold medal in Morocco for Black Belt Combat category men’s club category.
Vo Su Said Amediaz has participated in three editions of the Championship world and he is preparing to also participate in the 2021 edition.