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Friendship  Cooperation  Learning

Grand River Karate is a not-for-profit volunteer community organization that has served the Waterloo region and area since 1994. We enjoy teaching and training in a traditional Okinawan martial art called Shorin Ryu Shido-kan Karate-do. The style is based on natural body movements, making it very fluid, efficient and effective form of self-defense.This comprehensive program is designed for kids, teens and adults who wish to enhance their fitness level, focus, spirit and confidence.

Grand River Karate is one of 2 affiliated Shido-kan dojos in Ontario. In addition to our location there is Shido-kan Canada (Canadian headquarters) run by Sensei Roy Paul in Guelph. The head of Shido-kan North America Beikoku Association, is Seikichi Iha Sensei, Hanshi 10th Dan.

It is Iha Sensei's hope that with the help of their training in karate-do, his students can learn to cope with any situation, be persistent, face problems with courage, take care of themselves, to realize their optimum potential and feel good about themselves. He frequently tells his students that "Friendship and cooperation are the most important part of karate."

Trial Class - FREE
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Teen/Adult Classes $50/1 month or $120/3 months. Click Here.
Kids Session $50/8 weeks. Parent's train for only $20. Click Here.

If you are interested in Traditional Okinawan Karate email us today.

Kids Classes
Winter Session
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Members Only Women's Karate Seminar
Taught by Sensei Margaret Paul, 6th Dan and Linda Frey 5th Dan
Sat. Nov. 24, 2018 10am to 11:15am

Iha Semsei Seminar and
Grand River Karate 25 Anniversary

May 31 to June 2, 2019. Details to come.

Closed Dates
Sat. Nov. 17
Tues. Dec. 4
Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 2, 2019