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KUMAKAI KARATE VANCOUVER  

Phone: 778.893.4458 (call or text)

Location: VANCOUVER MIND-BODY CENTRE, 6667 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5X 3H3

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Train with us:

NEW FALL SCHEDULE

Group classes starting Sept 7th

MON

Karate (Age 14+) 8:15 – 9:15 pm PST

TUES & THUR

Karate: Fundamentals (Age 8+) 6:15 – 7:15 pm PST

Karate: Advanced (Yellow Belt, 6th Kyu+) 7:20 – 8:20 pm PST

Kick-boxing & Recovery 8:30 – 9:30 pm PST

 

PERSONAL TRAINING

Our head instructor Kyle Duske (World Karate Federation 3rd Degree Black Belt) is available for 1-on-1 and small group instruction. Please contact us for more information.

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ABOUT KUMAKAI KARATE

Karate is a fighting art which was born in Okinawa, raised in Japan and is loved world wide. Karate Do [空手道] translates as Kara [空]: empty, Te [手]: hand, and Do [道]: way, or the way of the empty hand. Some prefer more exotic translations such as Vast or Sky Hand, however we prescribe to a more literal translation and consider Karate a system for empty handed combat.

We practice both Shotokan Karate Do [松波館空手道] and Fighting Karate [ファイティングカラテ]. In our Shotokan classes we focus on the practice of Kata [型]: forms. Through the use of Bunkai we explore how our Kata can be used as a practical tool for civilian self-defence and combatives.

Fighting Karate focuses more on the sport aspects of Karate and prepares students for the four rings of Kumite [sparring]: long range JKA or WKF style striking, close range Kyokushin and modified Sabaki style striking, stand up grappling as is practiced by wrestlers and Judo-ka and Newaza [寝技] or ground fighting, the preferred arena of BJJ practitioners and Catch wrestlers. Though the practice of Karate alone has the potential to prepare a student for all four athletic ranges of combat, cross training is always encouraged.

 

Thank you! We look forward to training together soon!