International Karate
                         Assocation
Welcome!  

The Japan Martial Arts Centre is a karate learning and training studio and is a member of IKA Canada. Children as young as 3 can participate. If you are a parent and considering karate, please read this parent's testimonial.
 
Karate is an excellent activity for self defense and confidence. It is also provides physical and cardiovascular benefits. Your program will teach you discipline, respect for others and knowledge in the martial art of karate.
                                                         You will learn the Five Dojo Kun. 

 
Teaching Children as young as 3 to  teens and Adults to Eternity!
FREE TRIAL LESSONS



Monday April 7, 2014

How about some KARATE Spring Training!!

Come to the Japan Martial Arts Centre for the BEST Karate training - all ages welcome!!



Thursday April 3, 2014

This beautiful 5 minute film was made by Siu Ta in 2004. The star of this film was a student of ours who has since moved and is now a young man. What is so beautiful is now, Siu's children are training at our Dojo.

We love how Karate is so intergenerational!

Enjoy this wonderful film...

"KATA PRACTICE"


Wednesday March 26, 2014



"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








Tuesday March 4, 2014

In honor of the Oscar's this past weekend and copying host, Ellen Degeneres, the youth/children students' class did a fun group selfie!!






Friday February  28, 2014

Miami 2014.

World Championship and special seminar with Kancho T. Okuyama.

Hosted by Hanshi Gustavo Gondra.

For more information: Itinerary, Program, Location as well as others, please click "AFFILIATION" on the top of this page!!



Thursday February 6, 2014

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




 
Friday January 17, 2014


Check out more photos from the Kagami Biraki 2014
(thank you Shihan Raymond Ata of the Harmony Centre)



Tuesday January 13, 2014

The Kagami Biraki and seminar was a great SUCCESS.

Thank you for all those who participated and thank you to our special guests:


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.




Friday January 10, 2014

 
KAGAMI BIRAKI




Wednesday January 1, 2014

HAPPY 2014!!





Friday November 15, 2013
 
Hanshi Gustavo Gondra from Argentina 
will be teaching Uechi Ryu in the following classes at the Japan Martial Arts Centre:
 
Tuesday November 26
Afternoon class: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Evening class: 7:00 - 8:00pm
 
Wednesday November 27
Morning class: 6:00 - 7:00am
 
 
 
Saturday November 9, 2013

 
Special Visit from Hanshi Gustavo Gondra:
Hanshi Gustavo Gondra will be coming to Toronto for training on November 25 - 28.
For all Black Belts, please come to train and greet him, he is one of the BEST Karate-ka in the World.
 
Hanshi Gustavo Gondra will also be having a Hachi-O-Kai World Uechi-Ryu Tournament in Miami, 
June 2014... more details will follow.
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Friday September 27, 2013
 
 
Another Throwback *Friday* video on our Facebook page:
 
 
Friday September 20, 2013
 
Throwback FRIDAY.........
 
Watch a YouTube Video of Kancho T. Okuyama being interviewed on Colombian TV,
 
 
 
Tuesday September 10, 2013
 
KARATE Classes for KIDS!! (as young as 3 years old)
 
 
**FREE TRIAL LESSONS**
 
Family prices available!
 
 
Friday August 30, 2013
 
~LABOUR DAY WEEKEND~
We are OPEN for regular scheduled classes!
Come in for classes.
NEW? Take a  **FREE** Trial Class!!
 
Bring a Friend and earn DOJO DOLLARS!!
 
Wednesday August 28, 2013
Back to School?
Why not sign up for BACK TO KARATE this week.
 
 **FREE** Trial Lessons call (416) 465-2326
 
Friday August 23, 2013
 
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..
 
 
 
 
Friday August 9, 2013
 
**FREE** Karate Trial Class!
Call (416) 465 -2326 to book your FREE appointment!!
 
(New students only)
 
Friday August 2, 2013
 
We are OPEN during the upcoming long weekend and on MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 (Canadian Civic holiday)
 
Regular classes will be running so come in and TRAIN!
(click on schedule above to see training times)
 

Thursday June 6, 2013
 
Kancho T. Okuyama was in Newfoundland in May 2013 to do a seminar and visit the wonderful Karate students of Newfoundland under Kyoshi Robert Bennett. Thank you Kyoshi Bennett for your organizing this great seminar and to the amazing, positive and strong energy of your students.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday May 16, 2013
 
Have you checked out our FACEBOOK page yet?
Why not "LIKE" it!
With weekly updates and fun facts coming up, it will surely give you your Karate Kick  for the day.
 
 
 
Friday April 26, 2013
 
Some of the Medalists and Cup Finanlists from the Grand Opening and Children's Tournament. Congratulations!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.