Gérard started karate in 1974. He developed a passion and a way of life. He is now a 7th DAN Shotokan black belt from Karate Canada. He was a member of the national team from 1985 to 1997. Gold medalist in team combat at the ITKF World Championship and bronze medalist in kata and team combat at the Pan American Championship. He was coach of the national team for several years. He now shares his extensive knowledge and experience at KTK in addition to being a senior high performance coaching advisor with the Canadian Coaching Association.