The New Bushido Karate Athletes

The New Bushido Karate Athletes

Bushido is excited to announce our new sponsorship with Karate athletes, Ashtin Callaghan and Warren Grafton! Both with national and international presence, these two are representing Canada proudly! Read on to learn more about them and their achievements #bushidoathlete

Stay tuned as we have more athlete bios coming your way. The Bushido family is only getting bigger and bigger and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Ashtin Callaghan

Age 27

I tried my first martial arts class when I was 7 years old, and immediately found myself LOVING it. Over the years my passion in karate has grown and changed along with me and my life. My favourite aspect of karate is that it challenges me not only as an athlete, but also as a person. It gives me the opportunity to face my fears and develop who am I into who I want to be. Outside of karate I love spending time with my fiance Theresa and our dogs Keiko, Olaf and Wagga Wagga. In my down time I enjoy playing Pokemon, paintball, Settlers of Catan and Dance Dance Revolution. 

2nd place Team Kumite US Open Championships
3rd place 2018 Team Kumite Canadian National Championships
9th place 2018 Canadian National Championships
1st place 2017 Irish International Karate Open
1st place 2017 Karate Alberta Provincial Championships
2nd place -55, 3rd place Open weight, Canada Open Karate Championships
5th place 2017 Canadian National Championships
3rd place 2017 Team Kumite Canadian National Championships
1st place Open weight, 2nd place -61, 3rd place kata 2016 Karate BC Provincial Championships
2nd place 2016 Karate BC Open Provincial Championships

5th place 2005 Canadian National Championships
5th place 2004 Jr. Pan American Championships
2nd place 2004 Canadian National Championships

Warren Grafton

Age 30

I started karate when I was 7 years old following my brother and father. For myself, I love the true sportsmanship that exists in the karate world. We face off with our opponents and do everything we can to take success away from them while still maintaining a level of respect that is sometimes lost in today’s society. Outside of karate I’m an avid mountain biker, back country skier or whatever else I can call cross training!

2018 Karate BC Team Captain
2017 National Championship Top 5 Men’s -84 kg
2017 Provincial Champion Mens -75 kg
2017 Canada Open Men’s -75 kg Bronze
2017 All Alberta Men’s -84 kg Champion
2017 Men’s Open Weight BC Provincial Champion – Silver
2016 Men’s Open Weight BC Provincial Champion
2016 Men’s -84 kg BC Provincial Champion

 

 

 

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