Rick Roberts Stephen Ferraro Steve D'Antonio Rob Ksiadz
Sensei Rob Ksiadz
Sensei Rob Ksiadz


Sensei Rob Ksiadz - Sandan (3rd Dan)
Okinawan Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do

Sensei Rob’s first experience with the martial arts occurred in 1991 while attending “Ninja Camp” – a summer day camp for children operated by the Ninjutsu club at the University of Guelph.

Sensei Rob began his study of the martial arts under the instruction of Sensei Rick Roberts in September of 1993.  After years of dedicated training, Sensei Rob was awarded the rank of Shodan (1st Dan) under examination by a grading panel headed by Frank Hargrove (8th Dan, Kyoshi) in June, 1999.

In June 2002, Sensei Rob was promoted to the rank of Sandan (3rd Dan) under examination conducted by Kyoshi Frank Hargrove, Renshi Roberts, and other 5th Dan instructors from Ontario.

After 5 years of service to the dojo, Sensei Rob was relieved of his teaching responsibilities in September 2004 when having to temporarily relocate due to switching his post-secondary education from the University of Guelph to a three-year New Media Production & Animation program at Loyalist College.  Upon graduation, Sensei Rob returned to full time training and served as an instructor on a “when needed” basis in the dojo for the 2007-’08 year before being forced on hiatus due to accepting a position in Kingston in September 2008.

Since October 2001, Sensei Rob has trained in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido under the instruction of Kim Taylor (7th Dan, Renshi - Iaido / 5th Dan - Jodo) in the Sei Do Kai Iaido Club at the University of Guelph.

Sensei Rob is optimistically hoping to return to full time status in both dojos for the 2010-’11 year.

Rob travels between Guelph and Kingston, and works as a 3D designer for a start-up company which provides revolutionary services for thermoforming applications in the automotive, packaging, and advertising industries.