• QUALITY MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION IN EDMONTON

    A NON-PROFIT AUTHENTIC OKINAWAN ARTS DOJO OFFERING TRAINING IN GOJU-RYU KARATEDO AND OKINAWAN KOBUDO. WE TEACH CLASSICAL MARTIAL ARTS FOR TODAY'S WORLD!

  • Our Classes

  • Our Adult classes are available to anyone 13 yrs and up at all skill levels from beginner to advanced and offers a focus on deeper elements of the system.

     

     

     

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  • Youth classes are designed for children 7-12 yrs with no prior karate experience. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join and train with their child as they begin their education in this martial art. Our dojo is not focused on belts or trophies or becoming tough or invincible, we are a community of people who are dedicated to their training.

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  • Kaizen Dojo's Okinawan Kobudo program is open to dojo and non-dojo members. The classes are available to anyone ages 13 and up with prior karate and/ or martial arts experience. Our training system includes bosainunchaku, tonfa, eku  and tekko.

     

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  • Upcoming Events

    Jul

    20

    Dojo Excursion to Okinawa

    Our next trip to Okinawa as a group will take place in July 2019 - the Tesshinkan international embutaikai. The objectives of the event event will be to:
    - explore and celebrate Okinawan culture and history
    - further our study and exploration of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo
    - celebrate Tamayose Sensei's 70th birthday.

    Details will be added as the date gets closer - save the date now! Note: the excursion is listed as a two-week event. You are welcome to attend if you can stay a week, two or even three!

    Jan

    03

    Hatsugeiko

    Hatsugeiko (初稽古 ) first training of the year.

    Classes resume on January 3 at the Gold Bar Community League Hall, regular times apply.

    Karate classes will focus on basics and requirements for grading.

     

    Kobudo classes will focus on kihon and kata

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  • After a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, we're going to be back at it this year year in a little under a month from now. Yep - the legendary 100 Kata for Karate Day is back - and so is our dojo's fundraiser to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation. It's not hard to find someone who whose life has not been affected directly or indirectly by cancer. I continue my battle; I lost my father very suddenly to cancer last summer. And at the beginning of this year, we lost a cherished member of the dojo family, Sarah Majorsmith. Sarah's family has graciously allowed us to dedicate [...]

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    Fall session is on now!

    September 26, 2021

    We're back together and we're keeping you safe! We have started our in-person classes at both McLeod and Capilano halls, following the provincial guidelines for training. For adults, this means following the Restriction Exemption Program for our adult classes (karate/ kobudo); for those under 18, it means adhering to the provincial guidelines for our youth/ family class. More information on the provincial guidelines can be found here. For those who are not quite ready to join in person, we continue to offer virtual training via Teams. Please contact the dojo for information. [...]

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    Summertime and the training is easy! We're back together and training outdoors every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Check the class times and location page for more information!

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