We are in our new home

With the success of the dojo and the limited space in our current location, we felt it was time to relocate where we could grow with our programs.
The times for all the current programs will be the same except Yoga will be moving to 7:30 PM on Tuesday nights.  

The new location in Port Moody at 99 Moray Street (the bottom of Thermal Drive and across St. John's).
It is easy to get to

Thank you for your continued support of our strong community dojo.

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

The Gojukai fist is the trademark of IKGA Canada
West Coast Gojukai Karate is a member of the IKGA Canada and is a licensed user of the trademark.

This very powerful video was the introduction to the recent Goju Kai 40th National Championships held by the All-Africa Karate-Do Goju Kai Hombu Dojo.

Summer Camp - Nanaimo

Summer Camp this year was hosted by Shima Karate in Nanaimo, with over 100 Karateka attending. 3 of our members took the opportunity to challenge the Dan exams and we are proud to say that they were all successful.

Congratulations to: Brian, Ian, and Tessa. -- Now get back to training.

Camp this year included a special conditioning and skill portion which allowed those who intend to compete at the 2017 World Gojukai competitions to establish performance baselines to measure their progress. For those who will not be competing it provided an opportunity to challenge themselves and see how well they could do.

Everyone finished the day tired and satisfied.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Shima Karate; Sensei Kurt, his wife Brenda and all the helpers who made this an exciting and rewarding weekend.