Zack's journey to PKF Championships

My name is Zack Saito. I am 15 years old and I am from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I started karate at the age of 4 and have been training ever since with a 6-year gap. Karate was just a hobby for me until my coach, Sensei Hamid of Tiger’s Eye Karate-do, introduced me to karate competitions at the age of 12.

I began competing and for the second straight year, I was selected onto the British Columbia provincial team, and travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to compete at the 2018 Karate Canada National Championships. I placed second at the national championships, and as a result, I was selected onto the Junior National Team, to represent Canada at the 2018 Panamerican Karate Federation (PKF) Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 20-25, 2018.

The funds raised will be used to cover travel and competition expenses for myself and a chaperone, which includes airfare, accommodation, and registration fees.

To my family, coach, teammates, and the Karate Canada National Team Coaches, thank you for your continued support and getting me one step closer to my dream of one day competing for Canada at the Olympic Games. Also, thank you in advance to everyone here, for your generous support. This would not be possible without all of you.



Zack Saito
Karate Canada Junior National Team Member

Karate Canada is the only government-recognized, national sport organization (NSO) for karate in Canada.


  • “Friendly Neighbour” 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 48 mos
  • Sepehr & Setareh 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 49 mos
  • Gerry McGuire 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Tiger’s Eye Karate-do 
    • $300 (Offline)
    • 49 mos
  • Sophia Saito 
    • $15 (Offline)
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Zack Saito 
Vancouver, BC
Zack Saito