Community Comes Together to Support Sensei Chris Troch’s Dojo

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(Left to right) Noah and Tiina Niemi and Sensei Chris Troch when they visited the studio last week.

Last week, ONNtv heard from Sensei Chris Troch about the devastating damage done to his business, the Sault Ste. Marie International Karate Daigaku, in a residential fire. The results were heartbreaking for parents of children and young adults with special needs, like Tiina Niemi, as Troch offered karate programs geared towards their specific situations and capabilities.

Niemi has informed SaultOnline that the kids got their testing done on Monday evening, getting the opportunity to celebrate their success and progress at Holy Angels School. She also shared the exciting news that the GoFundMe page, put together to raise money to restore the equipment and services, has exceeded its goal of $5,000. The community came together to raise $5,275 as of today.

SaultOnline wishes all the best to Sensei Troch’s students and hope they enjoy the classes he is able to offer over the summer while his beloved dojo recovers.

You can check out or donate to the GoFundMe page here.