Where the tradition of Karate continues to grow.

Sensei Ota – May 31st & June 1st.

Students, Sensei Ota will be coming to train in Whitby on May 31st and June 1st.  This is a huge opportunity for me to learn the latest developments in our style, so that I may pass the insights on to all of you.  We will be working on everything from advanced Bo, sparring and advanced Kata.  I’m really excited to have this time with Sensei Ota, as he is the highest ranking Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu practitioner outside of Okinawa Japan!  This is…

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Dojo prep continues!

Konichiwa, students! The new Niagara St. Dojo preparations are coming along nicely!  The Dojo will have a great tatami sport foam floor.  This will provide a durable and safe surface for us to practice our techniques. The response so far on the site has been great!  Some people have been asking if the Dojo will be opening early.  Due to preparation requirements, classes are still slated to begin on June 3rd. Karate Dojo registration forms are now all online and…

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Pennell’s Karate Dojo – GI Emblem

Emblem – Pennell’s Karate Dojo Pennell’s Dojo is rooted in hundreds of years of Okinawan martial arts history.  The specific ‘style’ of Okinawan Karate that we study is known as  Matsubayashi Ryu.  Matsubayashi is one of three styles of Shorin Ryu Karate, which originally found its way to Japan from China.  The word “Matsu bayashi” is the Okinawan pronunciation for the Characters “Pine” and “Forest”.  The term is meant to suggest the natural movement of the style in terms of…

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Sensei Ota

Konbon wa, students! Great news!  Sensei Ota will be visiting Canada in May.  This is a great opportunity for me to learn the latest advancements in our art, so that I can pass the knowledge on to you.  I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Sensei Ota many years ago, through my Sensei.  You may be wondering who Sensei Ota is.  Well, you can find out a little bit about him here. Sensei Pennell.

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