Link to Global Championships website

We are all getting excited because Canada is hosting the Global Championships for 2017 here at the Richmond Oval.  Here is a link to the details We hope to see you there. 

Sempai Caren, who can be seen most often working with the younger students in the Dojo, has been given an award. We are so proud.

I am humbled and honoured to announce that on May 3rd, 2017 I received the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence in Early Childhood Education.  Educators teaching from preschool to grade 12 enjoyed a special ceremony with Prime Minister Trudeau to receive this incredible honour. There are roughly 16 nominees selected each year across the country to receive this award, out of 250 applications. A highlight was also to enjoy listening to each other's inspirational stories during a one day ‘Sharing of Best Practices’ session.  The week came with a lifetime of memories and I was happy to also have my family along to celebrate this special achievement.
At the recent Karate Canada National Championships 2017 our Mason Gardecki-Browett (on the left ) makes an amazing point. He ultimately finished in the top 10. Congratulations Mason!

(If you are like me you will need to watch more than once. He is fast!)


Demo Team members high kicking

This is the perfect time for the whole family to start:
  • Find renewal,
  • Exercise for health,
  • Make friends,
  • Learn new skills
  • Join in for regular training
Whatever your motivation, come and try something new.
See our Class Calendar for times.

We are devoted to a community spirited traditional approach to training in the martial art of Gojukai Karate-Do. Regular classes are held during the week for children, teenagers and adults of all ages. New students are always welcome.

Come and train with us.

As a member of the International Karate-Do Gojukai Association Canada we are part of a world wide organisation dedicated to peace and respect for ourselves and others.

Everything comes from the basicsOur karate training follows the teachings of the late Master Gogen Yamaguchi (The Cat).

We offer Adults and Teens classes Monday through Thursday evenings for those who want a challenge. Kids classes are available for a variety of ages and abilities.

In addition to Karate classes, other programs offered at West Coast Gojukai include Hatha Yoga classes for gentle stretching, strengthening, improved balance and better concentration. And for a more gentle approach try the Beginner Yoga Class.

We also offer a Traditional Weapons class. An excellent opportunity for those of you who want to experiment with an alternative to 'empty hand' martial arts.

Check our schedule for class times.

Inspirational thoughts:
We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness, which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we must come at last to regard the world.  
-- Marcel Proust

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