Karate has many great attributes but an important one is: that anyone of any size, shape, age or gender can train in karate
Shihan Fumio Demura
Congratulations also to Vlad Beer and Ms. AL for achieving 3rd KYU (brown belt) rank!
Many thanks to Sempai Brij Anand for his continual support and contributions in the club.
As you can see, our classes are mixed classes and for teenagers and adults. Classes are held twice a week and are free of charge.
Zoom Classes during the Pandemic
Our style of Shito-Ryu follows the teachings of the late Master Fumio Demura, 9th Dan, who was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1938. On April 24, 2023 Shihan Demura passed away in California, USA, where he had been living since 1965. Shihan Demura is generally considered the first to teach authentic Shito-Ryu karate and Okinawan kobudo (weaponry). Combining the traditions of the past with modern approaches to training, he was regarded by his students with love, trust and admiration. In his personal life as well as within the walls of the dojo, Shihan was a living model of what all true martial artists should strive to be.
Dojo etiquette is another tradition which has been passed down in the karate tradition. Dojo etiquette are the rules by which karate practitioners are to conduct themselves. By having these rules, karate as a whole, is brought up to a higher level of respect.
Byrad Yyelland is from Canada where he began serious study of karate under Steuart Sensei in 1999. Today he holds Nidan (2nd degree) rank. He teaches traditional Shito-Ryu Karate-Do, contemporary self defence, fitness and some weaponry, as taught through the legacy of Masters Demura and Steuart. You can reach Byrad at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.