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At Grand River Karate,
we practice a traditional style of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate called Shidokan.

This is a comprehensive martial arts program that focuses on developing natural and healthy body motion by practicing katas (forms) and extensive partner work. Friendship and cooperation are the key ingredients in and outside the dojo that support the overall development for each student.


Our Programs

Our Motto - Friendship. Cooperation. Learning. 

Our dojo is directly under

Seikichi Iha Hanshi 10th Dan,
Head of the Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association,

awarded the title of Intangible Cultural Asset and national

treasure in Okinawa.
It is Iha Sensei's hope that with the help of their training in karatedo, 

his students can learn to cope with any situation, be persistent,
face problems with courage, take care of themselves, realize their
optimum potential and feel good about themselves.


Seikichi Iha frequently tells his students that

"Friendship and cooperation are the most important part of karate."

Watch Video



to four great dudes on passing their 

black belt levels on Aug 3., 2023

Left to right;

Nam Long Doan, 2nd Dan

Adrian Rogobete, 3rd Dan

Fortunato Restagno, 7th Dan, our Chief Instructor

Michael Kreinin, 2nd Dan


Feel free to check us out on Facebook.

As a member you will have access to our members page which includes a series of training videos, recorded seminars and resources. All designed to support your progress.

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