Adult Program  •  Kids Program


Adult Karate Classes

The adult karate classes are designed to provide an individual with challenging workouts which discipline the mind and strengthen the body. Training emphasizes honor and respect fo the rich classical traditions of the Wado Kai style of karate as originally taught by Sensei Shintani in the areas of kata(patterns defending against imaginary opponents), kumite (fighting), and waza (technique). Person of all physical abilities are encouraged to participate and improve at their own level.

Class Times and Locations

Adult Classes



For the Fall 2023 session, classes commence on September 2023, Mondays and Wednesdays. First Monday class will be on September 18, 2023 and the first Wednesday class will be on September 20, 2023. Here are the times:

Mondays: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University of Alberta Education building in room B-64 (all ranks).

Wednesdays: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University of Alberta Education building in room B-64 (all ranks).

Karate for Kids

An excellent way for children and parents to enroll together in learning the true aspect of traditional Wado Kai Karate and enhancing community unity. The program is designed to improve the self-confidence and esteem of each student as well as providing acute training in karate. The technical emphasis of training is based on three items which are: kata (patterns of movements), kumite (free sparring), and waza (techniques). Each student is in a mixed level that is structured to move at their own level in a safe and controlled environment. Classes are led by Sensei Sean Bowen, 6th degree black belt (Rokudan) and 1st degree black belt (shodan) in shindo (the way of the sword) and a certified instructor with the World Congress of the Shintani Wado Kai and World Shintani Shindo.

Class Times and Locations

Karate for Families Classes

Fall 2023 session will be resuming in the fall with the first one commencing on September 23, 2023 at the University of Alberta Nursing Residence Gym

Saturdays: 0900 to 1030 hours, beginners to yellow stripe rank

1030 to 1200 hours, orange belts and above