At Grand River Karate,
we practice a traditional style of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate called Shidokan.
This is a comprehensive martial arts program based on natural and healthy body motion. As a dojo we pride ourselves on being open and accepting of different cultures and diversities.
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."
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
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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.