KIMURA SHUKOKAI KARATE CANADA WEST
Kimura Shukokai Karate is a style that is accessible to all ages, skill levels, and body types. If you are a new student and want to try Shukokai, please contact the location nearest to you.
We have several Locations on southern Vancouver Island. In Brentwood Bay, Cordova Bay, Deep Cove and the Westshore.
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - CANADA WEST
SENSEI DAVID BENTLEY
He currently holds Rokudan (6th Dan Black Belt) and has been training with the Shukokai style for 38 years and an instructor for 36 years. He has competed at international level for both England and Canada.
Sensei Bentley started his martial arts training in Judo in the late 1960’s, for four years under the guidance of a British Olympic Team Member.
Sensei Bentley is a certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coach and instructor, a certified fit4defense instructor as well as First Aid certified and has had many successful clubs in England, Ontario and British Columbia.
His most recent achievements include Sports Psychology Certification 2006, Karate BC Coach of the Year 2007, a silver medal for Canada in kumite (sparring) at the KSI World Championships in 2008, a bronze in kumite at the KSI World Championships in 2010, and a silver medal in kumite at the KSI World Championships in 2016.