Men's Competitive Coaches
Richard Ikeda has graduated from the UFV with a Computer Information Systems degree. He has been a strong presence in gymnastics for 33 years and has competed as a Senior National Athlete for 13 of those years. Richard has competed in many International Meets including the 1996 Olympics and has been coaching for nearly 10 years. Richard is a certified level 4 coach and attends many international meets and national training camps as team coach.
Ken Ikeda has been a strong presence in gymnastics for 19 years and has competed as a Senior National Athlete for 16 of those years. Ken has competed in many International Meets including the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Ken has coached competitive athletes for eight years and he is a level 4 certified coach.
Jonathan Osers has been a competitive athlete for 16 year. He has competed nationally for 11 years and has coached for over nine years. Jonathan has completed his level 3 coaching certification.
Yosuke Nitta is a previous men’s competitive team member at Twisters Gymnastics. He began gymnastics at age 8 and reached National Novice level. Yosuke was a provincial team member at both Western and National Championships. He has coached with Twisters since 2011 and is certified level 1 and 2 NCCP in artistic gymnastics and trampoline. Yosuke aims to inspire his athletes through new challenges. In the future, he hopes to complete his level 4 NCCP in men’s artistic gymnastics. Outside of gymnastics, he aspires to create and run an international tourism company.
Mitsugu Ikeda graduated from Chukyo University in Japan with a degree in Physical Education. He attended 10 World championships as one of Team Canada’s coaches. Mits was the head coach for the 1999 Pan American Games team and was the head coach for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Carissa is a former women’s competitive team member at Twisters Gymnastics. She has coached with Twisters since 2012 and actively teaches recreational and competitive groups. Carissa is level 2 NCCP certified in women’s artistic gymnastics and trampoline. She began gymnastics at age 3, and reached provincial level 4. Carissa was the 2012 level 4 Provincial Champion. Carissa is currently attending university taking classes in the criminology program.