Kia Sanjavi

Kia Sanjavi
Kia began his journey in Karate in 2003. He trained alongside Sensei Hamid at the NSKI Karate dojo under Sensei Reza Salmani until 2006 and then stopped practicing due to increasing demands at work and school. He rejoined Sensei Hamid at the North Shore Neighbourhood House in 2008. He practiced on-and-off since for a few years and helped to teach classes wherever he could. In the fall of 2013, Kia began to train regularly again at Sensei Hamid’s newly founded Tiger’s Eye Karate-Do; he achieved the rank of black belt in the fall of 2014.

Kia is studying to be a doctor at UBC, works as the head trainer and top instructor at Cypress Mountain, and coaches rock climbing at The Edge Climbing Gym. He has a passion for teaching and has a strong understanding of the human body. He is also a strong athletic trainer, using his knowledge and experience to design tactics to improve every individual he encounters in a unique way. He strives to further himself in Karate and all other aspects of his life.