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.