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Leadership + Empowerment Instruction for Worksites & Dojos: Mr. Wayne Lee

[Co-authored by Ms. Kara Bourgeois, B.Sc. B.Ed. M.Ed., and Mr. Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP]


Mr. Wayne Lee has had a long career in construction leadership and safety services for High Voltage construction projects. He is very experienced in his surroundings when in the field on industrial sites. He currently serves as a contractor in the role of Construction Management Representative (CMR), after retiring from a long career with an electrical utility. In his construction leadership role, he takes his responsibilities very seriously in that dynamic, risk-filled environment. He has earned the admiration and respect of the teams that he leads.

After work, Wayne (Sensei Wayne Lee) provides training to all ages in his expert capacity as a 7th degree black belt (Master) in traditional Shotokan Karate.

Good dojos of various martial arts can enhance fitness, self-esteem, quality family time, self-discipline, coordination, balance, and self defense. Our philosophy of a good dojo takes a progressive approach in that it utilizes equitable teaching that reflects student diversity. It works to remove barriers while developing confidence and well-being. It is inclusive in nature so to create a more just experience for all.

Sensei Lee has trained & instructed Karate for over 45 years. He has represented NL in 14 national Karate championships, and represented Canada in 2 (two) World Championships: Cairo, Egypt (1982), & Sydney, Australia (1994).

Sensei Wayne Lee will happily welcome new students and visitors to his Shotokan Karate Dojo in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland & Labrador (NL), Canada. Classes at the Bay Bulls Community Recreation Centre will ramp up for the new school year.

All are welcome!

Contact: Sensei Wayne Lee LinkedIn:

Phone: 1(709) 364-8762


About the Authors:

  • Kara Bourgeois, B.Sc. B.Ed. M.Ed., is Assistant Principal at Mobile Central High School on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada. Kara has been training in Karate for 28 years and has achieved the rank of 3rd degree black belt (Sandan). She currently trains with the new Phoenix Dojo which arose after the closures of area Dojos during the Covid 19 crisis.

  • Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP, is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager based out of St. John’s, NL. He started training under Sensei Wayne Lee and other NL Sensei’s in 1987. He earned his first-degree black belt (Shodan) in 1992. Gary’s two sons Alexander and Andrew both earned their Shodan black belts in 2018. They have had the true privilege of training with Sensei Wayne Lee, Senpai Kara Bourgeois, and other wonderful instructors in NL.

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