Master Cote began her martial arts training with Dojo Karate in 2003. She started teaching at Dojo’s Buffalo location after receiving her Black Belt in 2005. Since then, she has received her 2nd degree Black Belt in 2007, 3rd degree in 2010, 4th in 2014, and Master Level (5th degree) in May 2019. As a competitor, Master Cote is ranked 1st in traditional forms and musical, creative, extreme, and weapons divisions at the Black Belt level in the North Central Karate Association (NCKA) and has received multiple NCKA top competitor awards. She’s ranked 2nd in the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) world circuit in traditional forms and traditional weapons. Master Cote also holds over 20 Grand Champion titles and has earned gold, silver, and bronze medals as a representative in the World Karate Commission (WKC) world circuit, where she’s represented Dojo Karate’s Team Evolution as well as Team USA. As an instructor, Master Cote has taught classes at the Buffalo, Monticello, Elk River, Medina, and Waconia locations, and is currently the owner/head instructor at Waconia. She is also co-owner of the Minnetonka location. Her favorite part about teaching at Dojo Karate is the competition and working with students through adaptive martial arts.