Ryan O'Neil punches his opponent in the face during a karate boutKarate Canada photo
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Ryan O’Neil


  • Has represented Canada at six Pan American Championships, highlighted by a bronze in the -67kg kumite event in 2018 when he also helped Canada win team gold 
  • Had his best result in the -75kg kumite event at the Pan American Championships in 2023 
  • Made his debut at the WKF World Championships in 2018, the same year he debuted on the Karate1 Series A tour 
  • As a junior, won U21 -67kg bronze at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships and competed at that year’s World Junior Championships
  • As a dual sport athlete, won three gold medals at the International Taekwondo Federation World Championships in 2015, 2017, and 2019  

A Little More About Ryan

Getting into the Sport: Started karate at age 8… Older brother, Sean, was a member of Canada’s National Karate team… Outside Interests: Earned his degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University and is working on his Ph.D… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “If You’re not first, you’re last” -Ricky Bobby…

Notable International Results

WKF World Championships: 2018 - participation (-67kg)

PKF Pan American Championships: 2023 - 9th (-75kg); 2022 - participation (-75kg); 2019 - participation (-67kg); 2018 - BRONZE (-67kg); 2017 - participation (-67kg); 2016 - 9th (-67kg)

WKF World Junior Championships: 2017 - participation (U21 -67kg)

PKF Pan American Junior Championships: 2017 - BRONZE (U21 -67kg); 2015 - participation (U21 -67kg)