About Nintai Karate Dojo

Traditional martial arts. Traditional values.

Our dojo is part of the Japan Karate Association who's motto is 'Keepers of the Highest Tradition'.

We belong to the JKA Manitoba, and to our National JKA Headquarters - the JKA Shotokan Karate-Do World Organization of Canada (JKA-SKD Canada).

Japan Karate Association: https://www.jka.or.jp/en/

JKA Shotokan Karate-Do World Organization of Canada: https://www.jkaskd.ca/

Our Philosophy & Beliefs

We're a non-profit club and organization that is believes strongly in promoting the benefits of proper karate training. Our instructors volunteer their time to teach, and we aim to keep our fees as affordable as possible.

No long-term commitments: our students pay month to month, so if something changes and a student can't continue to train they haven't invested 6 months of membership fees for nothing!

When we can, we try to give back to the community.

Sometimes this means making donations to charities and foundations that have meaning to us; and sometimes it means subsidizing training fees, testing fees, or other training-related costs for students who may be feeling a financial 'pinch'.

If you really want to train with us, we'll do our best to help make that happen. We try to foster a 'karate family' environment where support and encourage each other.

Traditional Shotokan Karate

Mind, Spirit, Body

We emphasize the personal development of mind, spirit, and body - in that order.

We Don't Break Boards

This really isn't part of traditional martial arts training, and can lead to unnecessary injury.

We Teach Control

There are no shin pads, chest pads, or head gear in our training. Instead, we teach how to control attacks and defensive movements safely.

We Incorporate 'Some' Sport Karate

Our focus is on teaching traditional 'budo' karate, rather than focusing on sport karate tournaments. However, our students have access to a few tournaments every year, so we do include some tournament techniques.

We Have Fun!

We take our training seriously and expect our students to work hard and try their best. Effort and spirit count for more than abilities and techniques. At the same time, we try not to take our training (or ourselves) too seriously, and it's important to have some laughs and enjoy our time in the dojo.