Shella Bergen started karate since her teenage years. As a young lady, she was able to find confidence, strength, and focus through her training. After finishing graduate school, she began her intensive training under the tutelage of Shihan Tats Nakamura of Seiyu Karate (formerly Kyokushin Karate) in 2008. Wanting to share her passion for the martial way, she began a mentorship program offered by Shihan Tats to be able to start teaching children. In 2014, Shella graduated from the Vancouver Seiyu Karate Instructor’s Program for Children and has been teaching ever since. Shella has found teaching karate to children provides a fun, safe, and challenging environment for students to find self-assurance, independence, and new abilities.