Sensei Dan Desjardins began his training in the martial arts in the 1970’s, in New Brunswick as a high school and collegiate wrestler. In 1995, he began his karatedo studies under Shihan Tom Bellazzi at the Shorinjiryu Kudaka Dojo in Lancaster, Ontario. He was awarded the rank of Shodan in 2013 and Nidan in 2016 by Shihan Tom Bellazzi 7thDan. At present, he is an assistant at the Ken Sei Kai Dojo in Williamstown, Ontario.
Over the years, he has attended seminars by So Shihan Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 10thDan and by Hanshi Watanabe 9thDan. He attended the 2014 Koshiki World Championships and the Koshiki Canadian Championships. Currently, he is assisting Shihan Bellazzi at the Ken Sei Kai Dojo while working towards the Sandan grading. Sensei Desjardins has also commenced his spiritual training with the Bubishido Monks under the tutelage of Shihan Henderson 7thDan on the road to becoming a Gyoja.