• Dojo Vision/Mission

  • Our Vision/Mission

    As an authentic Okinawan karate and kobudo dojo, we endeavour to be the school of choice for Edmontonians in their pursuit of classical martial knowledge and their quest to develop themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

    There is no shortage of choices of martial arts schools in the Greater Edmonton region. But there is not one with a one-style-fits-all thrust. Karate is indeed a journey. As a dojo serving a niche market - students who seek to study and understand a traditional Okinawan karate system, in reflecting on its history, teachings and techniques - we do not seek to compete with MMA, sport karate or other similar groups. There is no one right or true style,. It is what the person seeks to receive from their pursuit of the way.

    In the dojo, you will find a community of people who are dedicated to their training and who realize that this style of karate is not about belts or trophies,  it is not about making someone tough or invincible.

    Training is challenging for all. For youth, discipline and development of skill are the foci of training. Belts are earned rather than awarded. Students are encouraged to transfer the lessons they learn in the dojo - such as critical thinking, self-respect and respect for others, hard work - to their daily lives. For adults, there is focus on deeper elements of the system - some aspects of the physical training can be considered austere.

    "When we long for life without difficulties, remember that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."

    - Peter Marshall