The Home of Traditional Goju Ryu Karate for Courtenay,
Comox and the Valley
Karate for Everyone Ages 7 and Up - Beginners to Blackbelts
Toshikan is a martial arts training centre for the whole family - for children, women and men. It is for people who are interested in gaining fitness and self-defense skills in a respectful environment and in self-improvement for both the mind and the body. Toshikan is a traditional Okinawan karate and kobudo dojo. The instructor, Sensei Mac Newton, holds yon dan level in goju ryu karate and yon dan level in kobudo (Okinawan weapons) and regularly receives guidance and instruction from his Okinawan and Japanese teachers, Tetsugi Nakamura Sensei, Morio Higaonna Sensei and Tamayose Hidemi Sensei. Karate students of Toshikan Martial Arts become part of the IOGKF, the International Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate Federation, the longest-running and largest Okinawan traditional karate organization in the world. The Toshikan dojo is a place for learning the skills of karate (empty hand) or kobudo (traditional weapons), or both. It is a place for learning self-defense, for becoming physically fit, stronger and more flexible. It is also a place where one becomes more focused and self-disciplined, more confident, more comfortable with leadership and more empathetic with others. More than anything, it is enjoyable and rewarding.
Okinawa Karate and Kobudo for the Whole Family - Adults and Children
"Train hard. Have fun."
April 15, 2021
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Toshikan Belongs to International Karate and Kobudo Organizations
Toshikan Martial Arts belongs to the International Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate Federation (IOGKF), the world’s largest truly international traditional karate organization with thousands of members on every continent. The membership means that achievements accomplished by students in the dojo are recognized by the international organization.