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Shugyō Karate Dōjō operates out of the gymnasium of Scholars' Hall Private School in Kitchener, Ontario, and is under the umbrella of Scholars' Martial Arts. We offer classes in Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do. We also offer weapons classes. We accept students of all ages, and have separate programs for each age range. We've been in operation since September, 2012. 

Our karate program is authentic. We are members of IOGKF Canada (the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Federation), led by Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei (World IOGKF Head Instructor). All classes at Shugyō


Shugyō Karate Dōjō


Karate Dōjō are taught by Sensei Sean Gore. The classes are dynamic with emphasis on improving participant's range of motion, flexibility, strength, mindfulness, and self-defence. We engage and challenge our students to consistently become a better version of themselves, daily.

The name of our dojo, Shugyō (修行), relates to a deep practice in which the participant

undergoes a personal transformation of their character. In this ascetic practice, the participant trains their body, mind, and spirit. The first character, shu (), is the same character in Shuichi Aragaki Sensei's first name, and has also been selected to honour him. Shuichi Aragaki Sensei is Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei's first teacher in Goju-Ryu, Karate-do.

Shuichi Aragaki Sensei

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