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Since 2010, The Vancouver Dojo has been teaching Karate, Kobudo, and Tai Chi Chuan.

Since then the Dojo curriculum has expanded to include Jujutsu, Chinna, Qi Gong, and more.

The focus of the Dojo has always been on the greatest potential each individual student can attain. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet there is something in each class for everyone.

The philosophy of the Vancouver Dojo is that knowledge of found throughout all aspects of life. Students are encouraged to pursue their training with genuine enthusiasm and to look for the lessons taught in class in the world at large.

Each teacher (and fellow practitioner) has something to teach to those open to learning. From the structure of the solar system to the shape of a clenched fist life is constantly reinforcing the principles inherent in the martial arts.

Vancouver Traditional Martial Arts Dojo: Shorin-ryu Lineage

Vancouver Traditional Martial Arts Dojo lineage chart Shorinji shaolin

Lucas Trottier Sensei has had the honor of training with a number of great teachers throughout his life. These are the key instructors he has trained under.

Calvin Crichton Sensei

Crichton Sensei is a practicing Doctor of Chinese Medicine. He is a certified teacher of Daito Ryu and Isshinho traditional medicine. He also has studied Goju Ryu Karate, Shaolin KungFu, and Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan extensively.

More information about Crichton Sensei is on our Friends of the Vancouver Dojo page.

Douglas Mortley Sensei

Douglas Mortley Sensei is a dedicated and lifelong martial artist. He was awarded his Yodan ranking in Karate and Kobudo from Richard Kim Sensei as well as certification in teaching Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Daito Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu.

William Hind Sensei

William Hind Sensei (1946-2021) was the head of the Canada Goju Association and a pioneer of Karate training in Canada. He was one of the first people in the country to learn Karate and oversaw Dojos from coast to coast. He was a 9th Dan when he passed.