Welcome to Kimura Shukokai Karate Canada West
Due to COVID-19 our locations have different protocols in place in accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s recommendations. Please check with your instructor to see what in person (physically distanced) and online content is currently available for your Dojo.
Kimura Shukokai Karate is a style that is accessible to all ages, skill levels, and body types. If you are a new student and want to try Shukokai, check on the individual club pages for deals.
Kimura Shukokai Karate – Western Canada runs several dojos on southern Vancouver Island. Find a location nearest you to start training:
The NCCP certified instructors of Kimura Shukokai Karate – Western Canada are dedicated to the teaching of karate, not only for self-defence purposes, but also for character building, and the development of self-confidence, physical fitness and camaraderie.
Registration is ongoing and classes can be started any time. To sign-up, please use the contact form on this page or call your preferred dojo.
Shukokai Karate Builds Self-Confidence and is a Way for All
Shukokai is is based on Tani-ha Shito-ryu, a branch of Shito-ryu karate developed by Chojiro Tani in the late 1940′s. Shito-ryu is one of the four styles of traditional, Japanese karate. The first dojo (training facility) where Tani taught his style was opened in Kobe, Japan in 1946 and named ShukoKai, meaning the “Way for All”.
Shukokai was designed around the study of body mechanics, and is famed for maximizing the force of its strikes. Due to this, Shukokai is known as one of the hardest-hitting Karate styles. Kimura Shukokai – Western Canada is a member of Kimura Shukokai International, with affiliated dojos in over 20 countries in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia.