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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 nanadan kyoshi in Musuo Jikiden Eishen Ryu iaido as taught by Ken Maneker Sensei. In Kobudo, Ingram Sensei holds a godan (fifth 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 nidan in Tesshinkan. 

Gordon Doerksen is the assistant instructor for the adults karate and holds yondan in Shotokan and shodan in iaido.

Carolyn Steele-Lane is the assistant instructor for iaido and holds godan 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 

Starting September 18, 2024

Selkirk Street School

Mondays and Wednesdays

Kids 6:30 - 7:30

Adults 6:30 - 8:00


All you need to do is show up on the day in loose, comfortable clothing and bare feet, register, and your training begins!


Please see the Beginners Page

photo by Michael Mitchell

photo by Michael Mitchell

photo by Tom Patrick, Yukon News

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