GRAND RIVER SHOTOKAN KARATE DOJO

Welcome to Grand River Shotokan! And thank you for visiting our site! We strive to be the best martial arts club in Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and  the surrounding area for kids, youth  and adult Karate. We are also BIG on self-defense for everyday people. That is why we offer a real world self-defense course designed by SAFE International, a program that has been taught to more than 200,000 women.

The club is run by Sensei Francisco Salazar. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, certified by the Traditional Karate Arts Canada (TKAC) association and is a certified Instructor in real world self-defense through SAFE International. Sensei Francisco runs the club with the help of his wife Branka and daughter Lily, as well as, Sensei Francisco’s father Roberto. Please browse our website to learn more about us.

2 WEEK TRIAL FOR ONLY $20!

Choose from 2 awesome programs!

Learn self-protection with our Karate Program (6 Years old +)

  • Karate Fundamentals
  • Self-defense Concepts
  • Sparring and Weapons
  • FREE Karate Uniform!

Get in shape with our Impact & Conditioning program (16 Years old +)

  • Bodyweight Workouts
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • FREE Hand wraps!

For more information, Contact Us and see our Weekly Schedule.

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KARATE

Karate training is a great way to develop co-ordination, confidence, discipline and respect for self and others while becoming more fit and it is practiced worldwide by people of all ages. Our style of Karate is called Shotokan, we teach all the fundamental techniques as directed by the Traditional Karate Arts Canada (TKAC) association. We train hard but we never forget to have fun in the process! We provide a friendly and jovial atmosphere for our members, in return, we expect our members to always try their hardest at everything we do. Learn more...

TOURNAMENTS

Competition is a great way to test your skills against other Karate practitioners. More importantly participating in tournaments builds strength of character, confidence and certainty which are excellent attributes that can be used in  everyday life. Although we attend several tournaments throughout the year, it is not the main focus of our curriculum. Tournament participation is not mandatory but those that do participate tend to be successful.

IMPACT & CONDITIONING TRAINING

This class encompasses Karate striking techniques with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts. This class is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their fitness using body weight and cardio workouts.

If you are a Karate practitioner, this class will improve your fitness and allow you to use your techniques at full force and feel the impact against punching bags and focus mitts, which is a crucial aspect of Karate training.

SAFE INTERNATIONAL SELF-DEFENSE

Learn self-defense strategies and techniques that will assist in de-escalating and/or surviving a violent confrontation. This is not a martial arts program, rather, a course in self-defense for women who want to learn real world tactics to fend off predators. Sensei Francisco is a certified Instructor for SAFE International, serving the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Brantford areas. Learn more...

Grand River Shotokan Karate Dojo

Address:
20 Park Hill Rd E Suite 202,
Cambridge, ON
N1R 1P2

Phone: (519) 503-9221

Facebook: facebook.com/grandrivershotokan

Weekly Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Kids Karate
Advance

Ages 6 to 9
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Kids Karate
Novice & Intermediate

Ages 6 to 9
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Kids Karate
Advance

Ages 6 to 9
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Kids Karate
Novice & Intermediate

Ages 6 to 9
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Striker's Choice
Adults 16+
10:00am to 11:00am
Black belts
9:00am to 10:00am
Karate
Ages 10+
7pm to 8pm
Impact & Conditioning Training
Ages 16+
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Karate
Ages 10+
7pm to 8pm
Impact & Conditioning Training
Ages 16+
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ground Concepts
Adults 16+
10:00am to 11:00am
Competition Team
Training

11:15am to 12:00pm

Payment Options