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Karate

Do not think that karate training is only in the dojo.

It will take your entire life to learn karate, there is no limit.

Put your everyday living into karate and you will find "Myo" (subtle secrets).

from Gichin Funakoshi, 20 Precepts

Members of Kita Kaze at the 2018 ShotoCanada Summer Camp in Victoria, BC. 

Shotokan Karate Do

 

Shotokan Karate is the most widely practiced style in the world. It features low, strong stances and hard striking and kicking technique. Our karate training is based on the three pillars of Shotokan; basics (kihon), forms (kata) and sparring (kumite).

 

In addition to the core of Shotokan, meditation and self-defence are a regular part of practice. The club does not practice full-contact sparring and breaking is reserved for dan grades.

 

Karate Do means the Way of the Empty Hand. While it is a very practical fighting art, it is also a way of life. We are not trying to produce fighters, we want to make better people. 

 

See the Beginners page for what you can expect in basic training.