Member of ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation, &


The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection
of the character of its participants.

-- Master Gichin Funakoshi

Shotokan Karate

Traditional Shotokan Karate is a Japanese style of karate that emphasizes discipline, concentration, respect, mental and spiritual development. Through practice you will learn not
only an effective method of self-defense but you will improve your health by becoming more
physically and mentally fit.

The Shotokan style is easily recognized by its direct punching, blocking, and kicking
techniques. Shotokan emphasizes correct posture, proper joint alignment, and strength from
repetitive basic techniques. Basic techniques are repeated until the karate-ka is able to
perform them properly and it becomes second nature. The result of all this repetition is
called kime (focus).

IKKEN HISATSU  Finish with one blow

The Shotokan practitioner's view is that the highest level of development of the basic
technique is most important. The idea is that one technique mastered and developed so well
that it is as natural as flipping a light switch to finish off an opponent. In situations where
there are multiple opponents, this is essential as there may not be enough time to deliver
more than one technique per opponent.

north vancouver karate

Instructor:  Paige (Pejman) Hedayati

Cell: (604) 816 8965

Location: Genesis Athletic Club

125 - 949 3rd St. W, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3P7

Practice Time

  • Tuesday       06:15 - 07:30 pm
  • Thursday        06:15 - 07:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:45 - 11:45 am


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ISKF Canada

    National tournament

May18-20, 2018

Quebec City, Que.


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