Sooke / Shirley Dojo


To contact the instructors for this location, please use the form on the right or call 250-642-4631.

6705 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC

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Ninjas (3 – 5): Wednesday 9:30-10:15am
Beginners (5 – 7): Monday & Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm
Novice (8-12): Monday & Wednesday 5 – 6pm
Novice (12+): Tuesday & Thursday 6 – 7pm
Advanced: Tuesday & Thursday 7 – 8:30pm
Adult Ladies: Tuesday 1-2pm
Seniors: Thursday 8:30-9pm

Shirley: Monday 6:30-8pm


Ninja (3 – 5) & Samurai (5 – 6):
$35 per month for 1 class per week.
$50 per month for 2 classes per week.

Beginners & Novices:
$50 per month for 1 class per week.
$80 per month for 2 classes per week.

Intermediate / Advanced:
$65 per month for 1 class per week.
$95 per month for 2 classes per week.

Bring the whole family and save. Each additional family member or child, from the same family, trains for half price.

We also offer:


Sensei Norman Ensil

Sensei Norman EnsilSensei Norman Ensil, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Kimura Shukokai and more than 28 years of experience has joined the Sooke Shukokai Dojo. He comes with a world of experience, having taught in South Africa, Australia, and the US. Some of his achievements include: S. African National Champ in Kumite (sparring), US National Champ in Kumite, US National 2nd place winner in Kata (Forms), represented the US and won Silver in Finland in 2006, and most recently, represented Canada and won silver in Atlantic City in 2012 in Kumite.



Sensei Alida Ensil

Sensei Alida EnsilSensei Alida has been actively involved in Kimura Shukokai for 10 years, training under Sensei Dave Bentley. She has trained internationally for the last 8 years. Sensei Alida holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt. She started Sooke Shukokai in October 2008 with 6 students. The club has now grown to over 30 students.

On October 1st 2012 Sensei Alida handed over the school to Sensei Norman. She is still actively involved with the Ninja’s, Samurai’s, and lower belts.

Other Details

We are family oriented, involved in the community and truly care about the well-being of the youth in our community. We do self defense and assertiveness training for youth, teens and adults.

We are certified in Fit 4 Defense. This is an anti-bullying program that is being taught all through Canada.

Attention Shirley residents! You can get Kimura Shukokai Karate training without having to travel into Sooke. We are pleased to offer classes in your area on Monday evenings. Call or use the form for more details.

If you have a child (or two…) under the age of 4 years old, there is a special gym class available just for them. Parents get to participate with the youngest kids too! It’s fun for the family. Call or use the form for more details.

Women and young ladies, you can learn self-defence at our dojo. Gain some self-confidence and be prepared. We hope you’ll never have to defend yourself, but we’ll teach you how just in case. Call or use the form for more details.

Established May 2002