"Practice in tradition is the foundation of this style of karate, rather than a display for tournament."
Anshin School of Karate has developed well structured, focused programs and classes built on traditional Karate, designed for both children and adults of all ages. Classes are held for children ages 3-9, children ages 10-17, and adults 17+. We also teach street defense!
These programs help teach children self control, respect for themselves and others, sportsmanship, inner strength and bully proofing. Students have been shown to improve their academic performance, achieve better grades in school and a stronger ability to say "NO" to peer pressure.
For adults, our programs are great for stress relief, flexibility, weight loss, self defense, confidence and increasing energy. Also, they are tons of fun!
High ranking, fully qualified, registered Black Belt instructors."Your safety is our priority!"
News and Announcements
Sensei Yoshiko Dometrich Kobudo Training
Anshin School of Karate invites you to train with Sensei Yoshiko Dometrich!
Aug the 27th at 6pm -10pm cost $60.00 all welcome
Sensei Yoshiko Dometrich
It is important to note Dometrich was Akamine Sensei’s only non-Okinawan, non-Japanese deshi and remains his most direct link outside of Japan or Okinawa. As she plays her part in preparing the next generation of kobudoka, Dometrich Sensei is as committed to preserving the legacy of Akamine Eisuke, as he was to his teacher, Taira Shinken.
Dojo Opening and Seminar
Schedule of events:
2nd Annual Memorial for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine
Anshin Dojo will be hosting this year's second annual memorial karate seminar for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine on April 26th, 2014. Last year, this seminar was a success and we had a great turn out. We hope for everybody to be there this year once again! There will be teachings from special senseis and will be held in the upper floor above Anshin Dojo. Further details will follow soon. Remember to check our Seminars section for updates!
Weapons and Self Defense Seminar
Anshin Dojo welcomes you to join us at a special seminar in Stratford, Ontario on May 10th! This seminar will mainly focus on weapons training and self defense. Details to be determined. Remember to check our Seminars section for updates!
Grading on March 19th!
Anshin Dojo is excited to announce an upcoming grading on March 19th. If you are grading, your name is posted on the whiteboard inside of the dojo. Good luck!
Solidarity on December 15thThank you to everyone who came out for the special 1am workout we had on December 15th. Although the reason was a somber one, we joined with over 16 other dojos around the world to show our solidarity with the Nagamine dojo in Okinawa and we thank everyone who made the effort to join us. We hope to post pictures soon!
Special 1AM Class on December 15thIt is deep regret and sadness that we have to announce "The Last Joint Karate Practice in the Nagamine Honbu Dojo", which has been arranged for 1am on December 15, 2013. Sensei Trombley will be travelling to Okinawa to train at the Honbu dojo, but Anshin Dojo will be participating in tribute as well at the same time. We hope to see you all there!
Salvation Army Toy and Food DriveAnshin School of Karate is proud to announce that we are hosting a Toy and Food Drive between November 25th and December 14th. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today in over 400 communities across Canada. We ask for the continued generosity and support of our community in helping those in our region most in need in celebrating this holiday season. We are asking for any toys or perishable food items to be dropped off at Anshin Dojo, where drop boxes are available in the front foyer. All donations are welcome and will be sent to the Salvation Army on December 14th. Your donation will spread the spirit of the season to those less fortunate in our community and we urge you to contribute to our cause!
Potluck Christmas Party AnnouncedAnshin Karate is having a potlick Christmas party for its students on December 14th, 2013 from 6:30pm - 11:00pm. This is also a celebration of Lillian's birthday!! Bring what you would like to share with the dojo. Hope to see you all there! BYOB DATE CHANGE: We have had to change the date for the Christmas party this year. The new date is Saturday, December 21st.
Thank You Sensei Baehr
The seminar last weekend was a success! Thank you Sensei Baehr for sharing with us your vast knowledge on the rich history of our style and your experiences. This two day seminar was very informative and included invaluable information on the history of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu and its creator Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine, but also on his son Soke Takyoshi Nagamine. Tony also gave a wonderful presentation on the history of Matsubayashi Kobudo, and Sensei Trombley did a great job with kata workouts and applications. We are thankful for all the support and dedication to those who attended, including our friends from Ohio -- Terrance, Lucy, Jeorge and Amir. We look forward to many more seminars in the future.
Congratulations to all the students who successfully passed their grading and got their new belts on October 16th. We have a new addition of two black belts, and others who have graded into higher ranking, but also many of the kyu belts who have worked hard these past few months have moved onto the next level. Congratulations to everyone! Keep up the good work.