Hachi-O-Kai World Budo Federation
We teach Karate-Do, Judo, Aikido, Jujitsu, Kenjitsu, 
Weapons (including sword Boe and many others)

The Japan Martial Arts Centre is a karate learning and training studio and is the Headquarters of the IKA Canada. Children as young as 3 can participate. If you are a parent and considering karate, please read our parent's  testimonials.  We also have one of the highest number of Black Belts in the city, and many teens and adults love to train at our Centre. 
The Martial Arts is an excellent activity for self defense and confidence. It is also provides physical and cardiovascular benefits. Our program will teach you discipline, respect for others and knowledge of the Martial Arts.  You will learn the Five Dojo Kun.  

The Master is Kancho Takemasa Okuyama, 10th Dan. One of the highest ranking Martial Arts Masters in the World.


Kancho T. Okuyama will be in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia this weekend for a Seminar and Grading. If you are in the area, visit him and say HELLO.

DOJO is open for regular scheduled hours. Osu!

Here is a message from Kancho..

Hanshi Steven Nash (retired Colonel-Lieutenant of the Canadian Armed Forces) did a GREAT Seminar again on Thursday October 6, 2016 for the Teen/Adult class. 

Many students attended! We were especially impressed with Jordan S. who is an Orange belt and only 5 years old who did this seminar.

Hanshi Nash explained Karate-Do's deepness from Hein Shodan and TaikyoKu Shodan. His experience from the Military and using the Kata's really helped to see how Karate can work in our Daily life. Where thought, simpleness can lead to much deepness.

Thank you to all who attended.

And thank you to Hanshi Steven Nash for taking time to do seminars at our Dojo for our students.

Fall Session

Come in for a FREE trial class and have your child prepared for the school year.

*NEW* Schedule for the Children's Classes

Children 7 years old and under:

Monday to Thursday 5:00 - 5:45pm 
Saturday and Sunday 10-00 - 10:45am

Children 8 years old and older:

Monday to Thursday 5:00 - 6:00pm (older students stay 15 minutes longer than the younger students during the week day classes)
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00pm
Sunday 11:00 - 11:45am

Advanced Students:

Monday to Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00pm (please see Kancho first before going to these classes)
Friday 5:00 - 6:00 special sparring class 
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00
Sunday 11:00 - 11:45

Please note Saturday and Sunday early morning 9:00 classes are cancelled, please come to the 11:00am classes or talk to Kancho to see which adult/teen classes are best for your child.

Please email us anytime if you have questions.

Thank you.

A lovely message about our Karate School from a parent:

"We are all blessed that the kids have the opportunity to train at the dojo and are working on becoming stronger, more confident and focused individuals while learning about etiquette and quality of character. Japan Martial Arts Centre has been everything I was looking for in a dojo for my children. Thank you for your dedication and patience."

Message from Kancho T. Okuyama

Uechi-Ryu World Cup 2016 Colombia

Hanshi Gustavo Gondra organized a very strong and energetic tournament. There was peace and unity among everyone participating.

Many different styles of Karate were present: Shotokan, Goju-ryu, Shito-ryu, Uechi-ryu, Kyoskushi-kai – to see all these styles gather together and train was marvelous.

The Karate seminars were great. There was a seminar by Kyoshi Horacio Machado, he is an 8th Dan Shuto-ryu Master and he did Kata Seinenchin. It was wonderful as we see the short defense of Shuto-ryu.

Hanshi Gondra did an incredible Uechi-ryu Kata Seminar as well as Kobudo.

I, myself did a seminar on Kata Meikyo, Hein Nidan and combat.

All the seminars were very well received and a great success.

I was very happy to see Master Eduardo Caicedo from Colombia who supported Hanshi Gondra a lot during this World Cup. His son Nicolas participated in this World Cup in Colombia and then went straight to Japan after to compete again. I remember holding him when he was just one year old and now to see him grow up so well and demonstrating great strength in Karate, made I am very proud. As well, Master Eduardo’s first son Fernando is now a special and strong trainer for the Martial Arts. And Eduardo’s youngest son is only 2 years old, I hope to see him in 20 years and what kind of Karate-ka he will be J

Also Hanshi Gondra’s 2nd Son, Nicolas Condra Monroy, who is 24 years old and is a many times champion. I remember when he was 7 years old and he showed me Uechi-ryu Sanchi Kata, now he is a great Champion.

The team from Poland did very well and it was amazing to see them there with lots of spirit. Unfortunately Poland’s champion Michal Piotrkowicz (son of Hanshi Thomas Piotrkowicz) could not be there because of an injury. We missed him very much.

I was also very happy to see the Former Mayor of Cali Colombia, Richardo Cobo When he was Mayor of the City of Cali, he presented me with the Key to the City which was such a great honour. He supports the Martial Arts very much.

In this world, we need education and special Martial Arts Education to promote strength, peace and unity.

Kancho T. Okuyama

Colombia - July 2016

TUESDAY Noon classes are BACK at the Japan Martial Arts Centre! Come join Kancho T. Okuyama and Hanshi Nick Florian for wonderful afternoon training.

We also have Thursday noon classes and Wednesday/Friday 
early morning 6:00 - 7:00 am.

KIDS classes are available 7 days a week, see our schedule for more details!


Our very special Master Kancho T. Okuyama has been inducted into the 
This is such an extreme honour and a ceremony as well as celebration will take place on Saturday June 4, 2016. 

Notice of Training Schedule Changes:

Adults: Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00pm (afternoon class) are cancelled
(please note that THURSDAY afternoon classes are still on)

Monday and Wednesday 4:15 - 5:00pm cancelled
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00am (advanced children) cancelled
(please note that Sunday morning classes are still on)


YouTube Video

Here are some fantastic photos from this year's Kagami Biraki  (New Year Celebration)




Sunday August 17, 2014


Train with one of the HIGHEST RANKING MASTERS in the World!!
Right in Toronto, Canada.
Free Trial Classes.
Children, Adults, Teenagers... all are welcome!

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Kancho's visit to Poland

"The greatest martial artist need to use little of their own strength: they use the opponent's own power and momentum to defeat that opponent.  The ultimate mastery of Karate-do is being able to defend yourself by simply walking toward your opponent."
 -from the book "Ultimate Karate" by Kancho T. Okuyama

Original Photo by: Philip Winestone

CONGRATULATIONS to the FANTASTIC students who graded in January...

Master (retired Lieutenant-Colonel) Steve Nash, Scott Allen, Zack Yuen, all of Traditional Excellence in Kingston, Ontario. http://www.traditionalexcellence.com/contact%20us.html
Kancho T. Okuyama in the middle.
Captain Hamid Nam and Sensei Robert Naud of Ottawa Shotokan Club.

Hanshi Gustavo Gondra from Argentina 


Congratulations and Special Announcement:
Mr. Nick Florian has achieved 8th Dan and is now Hanshi Nick Florian.
Hanshi Nick Florian is also appointed the PRESIDENT of the HACHI-O-KAI World Budo Federation

Another Throwback *Friday* video on our Facebook page:
KARATE Classes for KIDS!! (as young as 3 years old)
Family prices available!

Have you checked out our FACEBOOK page yet! Lots of great information and fantastic pics like this one...... OSU!!
And words of wisdom from KANCHO OKUYAMA..

The philosophy behind Okuyama Karate

When a person trains two or three times a week, one's body and spirit benefit.

Training in the form of karate reflects the union with those who trained long ago. Subsequently, the person benefits form the previous karateka training and meditation.

In essence, those in the past help the person who trains in karate now. In the same fashion, the current karateka help prepare those in the future who will start karate training.

Thus the study of karate-do becomes eternal. In thre refinement of karate-do no, the student intensifies the link between the
past, present, and future of this ancient martial art.

A person helps someone in the twenty-second century by training now in karate-do.

Karate will intensify in importance to many people. Its spirit and scientific principles will be a great asset in the approaching centuries. I, as a Kancho, will teach those who are not yet born yet So, in a sense, I subtly teach the unborn.