Where the tradition of Karate continues to grow.

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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Important information added!

Konbon wa, students. There have been a number of important sources of information added to the website.  After many requests,  I have added a Karate Belt Ranking chart which displays all the different belt colours and names, etc. But remember, belt colours are not all that important.  Practicing Karate is not a race against anyone.  Your only goal is to better yourself and challenge yourself to train harder and improve your skills!  Remember, those who practiced martial arts centuries ago…

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Your first Kata

Hello Students, The ‘style’ of Karate we learn at the Dojo is called “Matsubayshi Shorin-Ryu”.  You can consider “Shorin-Ryu” the root style, and “Matsubayshi” one of the branches of Shorin-Ryu. Shorin-Ryu is one of the oldest styles of Karate and originated from the small Japanese island of Okinawa. The very first Kata we learn is called “Fugyugata Ichi”, Ichi meaning “one” or first in this case. You can find out more information about Matsubayshi Shorin-Ryu by reading this wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorin-Ryu…

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