Sensei Chris Stafford is the founder of and instructor at Toronto Goju Ryu Karate. He has been training in Goju Ryu karate since 1993 under the tutelage of O’Sensei McColl at McMaster University. Before that time, he had trained and competed in sport wrestling for several years.
Sensei Stafford has been able to complement his knowledge of Goju Ryu by studying several other martial arts through workshops and seminars, including Aikido, Ju-jitsu, Kyoshu jitsu (pressure points), Kali, and Gung Fu among others. He has also spent some time studying Kobudo (weapons) with O’Sensei McColl, including knife throwing.
Sensei Stafford counts his most influential teachers as O’Sensei McColl and Sensei Takayoshi Alvarez.