Danbury Kanreikai Instructors

Chief Instructor

Sensei Matthew Dickie, 3rd dan

Matt entered the martial arts in 1999. He earned his 1st degree black belt in 2005 under the guidance of Shihan Kenji Fujiwara of the Kyokushin Kan Organization. After the closing of his master’s dojo in Monroe, CT., Matt then joined the World Kanreikai Karate Organization in 2006 and, has since risen to a¬† 3rd degree black belt under the guidance of Hanshi Manny Matias. In 2010, Sensei Matt took on the role of Instructor and can be found at the Danbury dojo daily. From 2007 to 2013, Matt competed in Kata and Semi-knockdown competitions where he ranked in the top two on numerous occasions. By 2013, Matt earned the title of International Tournament Judge and in 2014, became co-owner of the Danbury Kanreikai dojo. As of 2017, Matt earned his certification as an International Tournament Referee.

Lead Instructor

Senpai Alexander Solovyev, 1st dan

Sasha (as he’s commonly called) joined the World Kanreikai Karate organization in 2011. From the early stages of his martial arts career, Sasha displayed his dedication and support to the students of Danbury Kanreikai. There was no doubt when he took on the role as Assistant Instructor in 2014. Sasha then went on to earn his 1st degree black belt in 2015 and has participated in local and regional semi-knockdown competitions where he strives to achieve champion status. Senpai Sasha is now a Lead Instructor at the Danbury dojo and is presently training to become a Regional Tournament Judge.

Assistant Instructor

Senpai Constantine Vournazos, 1st dan

Tony (as he’s commonly called) joined the World Kanreikai Karate organization in 2013. Since 2015 he has competed regionally in both Kata and Semi-Knockdown events. Tony became a Champion when he placed in the top two on multiple occasions against opponents 15+ years his junior. Throughout his career as a martial artist, he has been an active participant at local community events and in 2018, earned the rank of 1st degree black belt. In the summer of 2019, Senpai Tony has taken on the role of Assistant Instructor at the Danbury Dojo and is looking forward to his training as a Regional Tournament Judge.