Traditional Karate was developed on the Ryukyu Islands south of mainland Japan. The practice of Karate greatly increases health and peace of mind.
Online Karate classes are Wednesdays 5-6pm PST
Open Dojo Online Classes (all welcome) are Fridays 1-2pm PST
To begin your Karate training please click the link below.
Shorinji Ryu is the main style of Karate taught at the Dojo which includes Kata from the Shuri-Te, Naha-Te and Tomari-Te lineages respectively. Along with training Traditional Karate the Dojo also teaches the principals of Aiki-Jujutsu and Kobudo (traditional weapons) like Bo, Jo, Sai, Tonfa and Tanbo.
For a list the Kata practiced at the Vancouver Dojo Please Click Here
For a deeper explanation of what traditional Karate-Do is please read the Blog article titled "What's in a name; What Shorinji Ryu Karate Do means" here
Benefits of training may include:
Increased Flexibility and muscle tone
Focus And Clarity Of Mind
Increased Situation Awareness
Increased Overall Energy and Drive
Self Defense and situational awareness
Better focus and mental clarity
Inner calmness and peace
Greater understanding of other people and cultures