Curt Wvong began practicing Shotokan karate in 1986 at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with Canada Shotokan Karate, an international affiliate of SKA). Curt practiced at UBC and the Burnaby YMCA dojo, and eventually led the Burnaby YMCA dojo from 1993-1996. After working in Singapore for a few years, Curt moved to San Jose and subsequently joined the Saratoga Dojo at the Southwest YMCA in 2004. He was promoted by Ohshima Sensei to godan (5th degree black belt) in 2016.
In early 2010, the Northwest YMCA contacted SKA’s national headquarters asking if SKA would start a karate program there. The Cupertino Dojo at the Northwest YMCA had popular adults and kids classes through early 2020. Following the pandemic, the dojo moved to the El Camino YMCA in Mountain View, California in September 2023.
When he is not practicing karate, Curt works as a controller in Silicon Valley.