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Gojyu Ryu Karate-do seeks balance through physical conditioning and exploration of traditional martial arts philosophy.


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Our dojo offers karate classes in three different age groups:

  • ADULT Classes 13 years and up

    Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg Dojo offers a respectful learning environment for men and women of all ages. Basic techniques, kata and self-defence application form the core curriculum of the program.

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  • CHILD Classes 6 - 12 years old

    The Children's Program offers discipline, focus and fun. The children learn about community through cooperation and teamwork.A self defense, anti-bullying and anti-gang approach is an intregal part of the curriculum.

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  • LITTLE DRAGONS 4 - 6 years old

    This class is designed to introduce your child to karate. Utilizing the more traditional, Eastern philosophy of training, our martial art is viewed as a part of ones life.

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  • Registration is accepted at the Dojo on an ongoing basis. Karate is a personal lifestyle choice. You and/or your family member(s) may therefore begin classes at any time throughout the year.

The Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg Dojo (school) is an educational institution teaching traditional Okinawa Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-do. We are proud to be a member of the prestigious International Meibukan Gojyu Karate Association (IMGKA)

At our Dojo, instruction is provided in the traditional art of karate, which is viewed as “a way of life”, as well as a method of self-defense. This specific style named “Gojyu” translates as “Go”, meaning hard and “Ju”, meaning soft. Gojyu-ryu is one of the first three styles of karate formally recognized as such. It was the first to be officially named. This style of karate emphasizes the importance of personal development and the self-defense aspects of martial arts in a non-competitive, non-sport environment, as opposed to the competitive styles which have proliferated in North America.

The roots of Meibukan Gojyu Karate and the principles of Gojyu-ryu go back to China, Okinawa and Japan. The fluidity of Chinese White Crane Kempo, the basics of the southern Shorin-ji of China, the northern Chinese techniques of smooth Hakke Sho palm techniques, and Tai Chi Chaun have all contributed to Gojyu-ryu practice and philosophy.

Found within this system of karate are elements of Judo, Ju-Jutsu and Kung Fu. Circular blocking techniques, powerful punches and kicks, and the utilization of joint locks, arm bars and throwing techniques characterize this martial art. Additionally we focus on proper breathing methods to cleanse, strengthen and tap into our internal health.

At the Dojo you will train in street self-defense tactics and kobudo (weapons). Benefits of training at our Dojo include strengthening, toning and flexibility of the body; mental discipline; confidence building and developing the “Yes, I can!” attitude.

You and your family are very important to us. At the Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg Dojo, you will always receive personal attention and the highest quality of instruction.