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



Spring session begins on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the University of Alberta

Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (B-64 Education Building basement Studio-all ranks)

Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (B-64 Education Building basement Studio-all ranks)

Fridays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Room W1-17 in the Van Vliet Center, blue belts and above)

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 Session begins Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the University of Alberta Nursing Residence

Saturdays 0900 to 1030 hours (beginners to yellow stripe ranks)
1030 to 1200 hours (intermediate to advanced ranks)