traditional Japanese martial arts

Kita Kaze is a multi-discipline budo club. Our main focus is traditional Shotokan Karate. We also teach  Kobudo, which is the art of Okinawan weaponry, and two styles of iaido - the art of drawing and cutting with the Japanese sword or katana. 


Our chief instructor is Rob Ingram who holds a nanadan (seventh degree) in Shotokan Karate from ShotoCanada, recognized by Karate Canada. He also holds a nanadan in iaido and recently took the gold medal in his division in the Dai Nihon Iaido Renmei championships in Kyoto, Japan. In Kobudo, Ingram Sensei holds a yondan (fourth degree) in Tesshinkan Ryu Kyu Kobudo as taught by Tamayose Hidemi. 

Judy Boyko is the chief instructor for our children's program. Judy holds a sandan in shotokan. She is also the assistant instructor for kobudo and holds shodan in Teshinkan. 

Gordon Doerksen is the assistant chief instructor for the children and holds sandan in shotokan and shodan in iaido.

Carolyn Steele-Lane is the assistant instructor for iaido and holds sandan in iaido as well as shodan in shotokan and kobudo. 


We offer karate classes for children 8 to 12 and for adults 13 and up. 

6 week Beginners Course 

has been delayed indefinitely until we can have more than 10 in the school gym at one time. We do have a waiting list so please use the contact page to reserve a spot. 

Classes are cancelled until further notice. 

photo by Michael Mitchell

photo by Michael Mitchell

photo by Tom Patrick, Yukon News