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  • Classes now at Gold Bar Community Hall

    We are pleased to announce that we are now a community program through the Gold Bar Community League. Our mission and focus remain the same: we continue to offer quality instruction at an affordable price. For information, check out the fees and classes pages. Classes are every Thursday evening at the hall.  This is a terrific space to train, and we are very excited to be their first martial arts program. We welcome all new students interested in studying Okinawan karate! We are hoping to add more training opportunities at other halls soon. We will announce details in the news [...]

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    We're moving

    September 18, 2018
    We're moving

    So, we are moving to a new space soon. Just putting the final touches on the agreements/ requirements for this change. Apologies to those who have been wanting to get on the floor this month. I miss training as much as you do. What will it mean? Well, we will be in a new community, so it will mean (hopefully!) new faces. Though I do hope the familiar faces will join us!It will also mean some new ways of operating for the dojo. More to come on this later.What I can tell you is that we are working harder to make our karate affordable for all! I am excited by the potential in front of [...]

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    June 28 marked our last class indoors until the fall. We now move to our summer training schedule for July and August. We'll be in Rundle Park every Wednesday night throughout the summer. For potential new students, it's a great opportunity to stop by and see what we do. For students, well, it's a great way to make sure that your basics are in good order before regular training starts back up in the fall. Classes run from 6 - 7: 30 p.m., weather permitting. Please make sure you bring water. Applying sunscreen and bug spray is a good idea. Dress for outdoor training is as [...]

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    Senaha Sensei recently celebrated his 77th birthday on Okinawa, complete with cake and fixings! Happy birthday, Sensei! We wish you good health and happiness for this year and years to come!   We look forward to seeing you again! 先生は最近、沖縄で77回目の誕生日を祝い、ケーキで完成しました! お誕生日おめでとう、先生! 今年そして何年にもわたって、健康と幸福を祈っています。 もう一度お会いできるのを楽しみにしています!

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    Karate Day - betcha didn't know there was a such a thing, did you? Well, on Okinawa, it's kind of a big thing. On Okinawa, Karate is a big thing! Since 2005, October 25 has been designated as Karate. Why this date? Well, essentially it was on that date in 1936 that Okinawa's indigenous empty-handed arts became known as karate. So, the day sorta makes sense. Flash forward to 2014 and James Pankiewicz, a Brit karateka living on Okinawa and an all-around great bloke, comes up with the idea to get Okinawan karateka around the world  And 100 Kata for Karate Day was born.  Our dojo [...]

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    Two days after getting back from the Parksville kobudo seminar and I am still coming down from the experience. And not just the driving! :) Some incredible opportunities to connect with other Tesshinkan members, to see Tamayose Sensei and his wife - and to learn!   This is really the only opportunity that I get to spend with my Tesshinkan peeps - time and cash being the rare commodities. So, you may ask - you travelled all the way to Vancouver Island (by car, one may add) for a day and a half of training? Are you crazy? Well, that has been debated, especially by my [...]

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    The 2017 Western Canadian Ryusyokai gasshuku is now officially in the books. Sensei has returned to Japan and many karate students are richer for his brief presence here. Attendees included dojo members and others from Gojy Ryu and Chito Ryu - with one special attendee from California! There was plenty of good, hard training and some great social opportunities as well. Overall, Sensei was very pleased with his visit to Edmonton and area - and the reception he received from all attendees and students. Sensei taught a small but keenly interested group of individuals from Friday to Sunday. He [...]

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    November 2017 will mark our sensei's 40th year of training. That's quite a milestone! So, how do we mark that milestone - with more training, of course! Starting this month and for the first half of September, because we think we need to share this occasion with you - we have a special offer for new students: Pay for three, train for four! That's right - get four months of training for the price of only three! Applies to all membership groups - individual or families! All in all, that is a pretty good deal! But, you have less than a month - from August 22 to Sept 15! After that, the[...]

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    2017 fall seminar

    August 2, 2017

    It's just a little under four weeks until we welcome Senaha Sensei for our fall gasshuku (seminar), starting September 15. Registration is open to all styles of karate. There will be a total of four sessions for this karate seminar,  held at the locations below. Please note: we have had to seek alternate venues for Saturday sessions due to Community League Days activities in the city. This karate seminar will cover the bulk of the Ryusyokai curriculum and offer many insights into traditional Okinawan karate. Each session will cover different information. It is an event for all karateka, [...]

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      We now have the August dates for fall registration. Check out the Events page for dates and times. The dojo is a community program that operates within the South Clareview Community League. All members must have a valid community league membership, preferably from South Clareview. Starting this year, the dojo will be assisting the League with some of their needs. Community participation and support is why this dojo exists. We will be asking students and parent to help out when and where they can. This will include two-4 hour duties per session (can include work around the facility as [...]

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