About Us

Serving Waterloo Region for over 15 years, Atado School of Defensive Arts is currently offering private lessons only.

Kung Fu

Grand Master Ron Williamson (10th Degree Black Sash, 7th Generation) and our instructors (Karen, Nicolas and Justin) teach Li Hu Quan (Li Tiger Fist) Shaolin Kung Fu, Wushu and Tai Chi, which has been passed down through many generations over the last 1500 years. Our technique has remained pure; it has not been “watered down” or mixed with any other types of martial arts. This is because we want to give each of our students a knowledge of martial arts on par with that which is taught a temples around the world. All of our instructors are rigorously trained to the highest Shaolin standards, and are trained in first aid and CPR.

With a history of over 15 world champions so far, Atado is proud to provide only the highest standard of instruction to each and every one of our students.

Master Ron Williamson (retired)

  • 10th Degree Black Sash (Sport China Approved)
  • Certified Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor
  • Certified Wushu Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi Instructor
  • Certified Chin Na Instructor
  • Tactical Response Instructor
  • Instructor of Li Hu Quan Kung Fu/Wushu
  • Instructor of Li Style Ancient Tai Chi and Wudang Tai Chi
  • National and International Coach
  • Chinese People’s Award: Excellence in the Study of Kung Fu/Wushu
  • Universal Hall of Fame: 2005 Master Kung Fu Instructor
  • Military and Tactical Specialist (Unarmed Combat)
  • Over 50 Years in Chinese Martial Arts

 

Nicolas Sonder (Shi Wu De)

8th Generation Shaolin Disciple

  • Certified Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor
  • Certified Wushu Instructor
  • Certified Wudang Kung Fu Instructor
  • Instructor of Li Hu Quan Kung Fu/Wushu
  • Certified Chi Na Instructor
  • Tactical Self Defense Instructor

 

Shifu Karen Hough

  • 3rd Degree Black Sash (Sport China Approved)
  • Certified Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor
  • Certified Wushu Instructor
  • Instructor of Li Hu Quan Kung Fu/Wushu
  • International Champion

 

Shifu Justin Sangoi

  • Certified Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor
  • Certified Wushu Instructor
  • Instructor of Li Hu Quan Kung Fu/Wushu

 

Tai Chi

Shifu Victor Zhang

  • Tai Chi and Chan Practitioner
  • Practices with various temples and monasteries
  • Beginner’s Tai Chi Guide

 

Yoga

www.yogaslice.ca