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About Kenzen Sports Karate
Kenzen is a beginner friendly karate club where we welcome new comers all the time.
The club was founded in 2014 to offer Japanese karate and sports karate through positive and healthy instruction to all ages and levels.
Being directly connected to the Japanese karate world (JKF Wadokai style group) and to Canada’s mainstream karate community (Karate BC), Kenzen offers every member numerous pathways from a beginner to advanced level.
We also started a non-style sports karate program for anyone to join who wants to train weekly at the elite level competition, with most members aspiring to be the BC team and eventually the Canadian team to represent Canada at international championships.
Like a tennis or golf pro, Richard Sensei is a career karate pro with over 25 years of coaching, training and competing experience at provincial, national and international levels. He is a 5th degree black belt with the Japan Karate Federation Wadokai, and during his 10 years learning karate in Japan, he was the head karate coach at Seiritsu Gakuen High School's famous karate club, the oldest in Tokyo.
Richard Sensei is a former BC Junior Team head coach, provincial athlete, Canadian Sport Institute student and karate instructor for Gordon Head, Cedar Hill and Pearkes recreation centres. He teaches karate during local school PE classes weekly, authored a Japanese manga in English on karate in Japan (Sonny Leads) and he is a PhD candidate with the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Peace & Conflict graduate program.
Kraig Sensei has been a Canadian National Team coach for 7 years and running. He holds a diploma in high-performance coaching from the Canadian Sport Institute and he has used this knowledge to co-author Karate Canada’s long term athlete development model for all ages.
Kraig Sensei is also a 20 year veteran of the Saanich Fire Department and he has accumulated 30 years experience competing, coaching and winning in karate tournaments worldwide. A former BC Team head coach, member of Karate Canada’s high-performance committee and a long-time local instructor, he is uniquely aware of how to train beginners successfully to achieve their competitive and noncompetitive goals.
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Karate is for every age
Learn physical literacy in our 4 - 6 year old Mini-Karate kids program. Hone your skills and advance through the colored belts with our 7 - 12 year old junior program. Achieve your black belt and stay fit in the Teen and Adult program, while aspiring athletes can train for the Canadian national team selection.
Kenzen strives to create a vibrant karate community and a safe place for our members to hone their bodies, practice their skills, and kick start their confidence.
Our purpose built dojo features a huge matted practice area, three hanging heavy bags and a performance fitness gym. In addition, we have a large, comfortable reception lobby for parents with free wifi, while outside there is lots of free parking, all making Kenzen the perfect place for the whole family.