ABOUT

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Soke Michelle Maizis is a world-class martial artist with over 40 years of experience.

 

A eighth degree black belt in Chinese Kempo, she has also studied various styles including Jiu Jitsu, Sankudo, Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Hapkido, Chito Ryu, and Tai Chi C'huan.  

 

Soke Maizis is the head of the Genki-Do Kempo system.  As a certified self-defence instructor, certified defensive tactics instructor, certified ASP expandable baton instructor, certified OC munitions instructor, and certified master instructor she is well qualified to teach the essence of martial arts, and also is able to effectively coach athletes for competition at a world level.   She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Martial Arts Association and the Police Martial Arts Association.

 

Soke Maizis is a WMO World Karate Champion, WKA World Karate Champion, multiple time world Silver medalist, twelve-time Canadian Champion and has been rated number one in Canada in six national sport karate circuits as well as rated internationally in six. 

 

Soke Maizis has been inducted into three World Hall of Fames and three local Hall of Fames for her achievements and has had acting roles such as stunt double for Priscilla Barnes in Talons Of The Eagles.

 

The instructors at Maizis Martial Arts Academy are well experienced and continue to train under the direction of Soke Maizis.

RESUME

Style: Chinese Kempo       System: Genki-Do

Year Started: 1980

 

Other Styles Studied:

Jiu Jitsu, Sankudo, Shotokan, Goju-Ryu, Hapkido, Chito-Ryu, Tai Chi C’haun

 

Accomplishments:

2020: Top 25 Most Popular Kids Activity Award for 2020 - Canadian Kids Activities

2020: Favourite Martial Arts Instructor - 2020 Reader's Choice Awards

2020: Favourite Martial Arts School - 2020 Reader's Choice Awards

2019: Achieved the rank of Hachi-Dan

2019: Assistant Choreographer to the Renowned Galen Ireland, Team GISOD Acro Dance Canada Overall Champions

2018: Athlete of the Year - Clearview Culture & Sports Hall of Fame

2017: Double Gold Medalist - WMO World Championships - Dublin, Ireland 

2017: Double Gold Medalist - WMO Canadian Championships - Milton, Ontario

2017: Baton Instructor certified - ASP Inc

2017: Handcuffing Instructor certified - ASP Inc

2017: Tactical Flashlight Instructor certified - ASP Inc  

2016: OC Instructor certified - Safariland Defense Technology

2016: Double Gold Medalist - WMO World Championships - Benalmadena, Spain 

2016: Gold Medalist, Bronze Medalist - WMO Canadian Championships - Milton, Ontario 

1998-present: Team Maizis Head Coach for regional, national, and international competitors

2011: Co-created K9 Self-Defence with renowned Canine Behaviour Specialist Julie Speyer (Ott)

2008: Triple Sivler Medallist - WKA World Championships - Orlando, Florida 

2008: Double Gold Medallist, Double Silver Medallist - WKA Canadian Championahips - Hull, Quebec 

2007: Became head of  the system of Genki-Do (second generation Soke)

2007: Gold Medallist, Double Bronze Medallist - WKA World Championships - Karlsruhe, Germany

2007: Gold Medallist, Silver Medallist, Bronze Medallist - WKA Canadian Championships - Hull, Quebec

2006: Bronze Medallist - WKA World Championships - Benidorm, Spain

2006: Silver Medallist, Double Bronze Medallist - WKA Canadian Championships - Hull, Quebec

2005: Rated #1 Tour Canada National Circuit

2005: Silver Medallist - WKA World Championships - Niagara Falls. Ontario

2005: Became Team Canada member - WKA Canadian Championships ~ Hull, Quebec

2004: Grand Champion - Toronto Tournament of Champions

2003: Rated #1 Tour Canada National Circuit

2003: Rated #1 in Maple Leaf Conference NBL

2003: Triple Silver Medalist - WKA World Championships - Killarney, Ireland

2003: Gold Medalist, Double Silver Medalist - WKA Canadian Championships - Ottawa, Ontario

2002: Kempo School of the Year - Global Martial Artists Federation

2001: Achieved the rank of Godan

2001: Silver Medalist - WKA World Championships - Vienna, Austria

2001: Triple Silver Medalist - WKA Canadian Championships - Ottawa, Ontario

2000: WKA Team Member representing Canada In Louisville, KY at the WKA World Championships - 5th place

2000: Gold Medalist, Quadruple Silver Medalist - WKA Canadian Championships - Niagara Falls, Canada

2000: Inducted into the WHFSC International Hall of Fame as International Competitor of the Year

2000: Inducted into the WKU Hall of Fame as Kempo Woman of the Year

1999: Inducted into the WHFSC International Hall of Fame as Kempo Woman of the Year

1999: Silver Medalist, Bronze Medalist - WKA World Championships - Hanover, Germany

1999: Double Gold Medalist, Double Silver Medalist, Bronze Medalist - WKA Canadian Championships - Hull, Quebec

1999: Became inheritor for the system of Genki-do

1998: Double Silver Medalist, Bronze Medalist - WKA World Championships - Mississauga, Ontario

1998: Double Gold Medalist, Double Silver Medalist - WKA Canadian Championships - Mississauga, Ontario

1998-2000: Rated #1 in Canada by the WKA

1997: Inducted into the WHFSC International Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year - Canada

1989-1995: Rated #1 in Canada, Can’Am & NBL

1993: Bronze Medalist - IAKSA World Championship - Odense, Denmark

1991: Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Akron, Ohio

1991: Civic Award of Merit for Sports - Barrie, Ontario

1990: Barrie Athlete of the Year

 

Other Martial Arts Accomplishments:

Soke Michelle Maizis has personally coached sixteen Regional Champions, nine Canadian Champions and twelve World Champions and world medalists.

 

Soke Michelle Maizis teaches within the school systems as well as seminars with martial artists and non-marital artists alike.

 

Movies/Plays:

Talons of the Eagles - Stunt double for Priscilla Barnes

The 13th Knight - Understudy for the lead role, Knight, Ninja

Molly's Game - Background Actor