Coming up fast! The Annual Dojo Christmas Party. This year it will be held on Monday December 17th from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM.   Demonstrations will start at 6:00 PM.   We look forward to seeing you there.

Dojo Tournament News

On Friday 23rd of November we held our first Winter Dojo Tournament.  What a great time it was for all.
There were 22 kids that participated in a variety of events - it was a 2 hour extravaganza of balloons, tag kumite fun, karate quizzing, kata and kihon ido performances and paddle kumite.

Prizes were the best! Cake pops, gingerbread cookies, toys….what more could a child want?

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. It's hard to get fit on your couch.

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.

Our 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.

Great News -- We are starting another session of Ninja Kids and, new this term Rainbow Yoga! The details for both of these fun classes are below.

Ninja Kids Class is Back!

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.

You never know where your training will take you. For some of us it has meant new challenges and new skills. For some it means travel and new friends.   For this group is has meant successfully meeting the requirements to become Karate BC officials.   Congratulations to all of you.

Fall is approaching and the training schedule is changing a little.  

Something new:  

An all girls/women's class on Tuesdays from 5 - 6 pm.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Additionally, Tuesdays at 6 pm is the Japanese Jujutsu and Self Defence training.  This class is perfect for women or people of smaller stature who are interested in learning effective techniques to defend against grabs and holds.

With everything that has been engaging us we forgot to let you know how our Skills Challenge went this year. This was our 8th Skills Challenge and as always, it was a ton of fun.

We had a great turn out with familiar faces returning and the opportunity to meet some new karateka as well.  We should thank the volunteers, parents, officials and of course the competitors for making this a successful fun way to get started in Karate competitions.

The format is unlike most other Karate Competitions and is a great way for young students to get an introduction to competitive Karate in a supportive environment.

More information is available on the Skills Challenge page.