KIMURA SHUKOKAI KARATE CANADA WEST
Kimura Shukokai Karate is a style that is accessible to all ages, skill levels, and body types. Classes run all year round for all age groups and skill levels. If you are a new student and want to try Kimura Shukokai Karate, 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.
The NCCP-certified instructors of Kimura Shukokai Karate – Canada West are dedicated to the teaching of karate, not only for self defence purposes, but also for character building, and the development of self-confidence, physical fitness and camaraderie.
Kimura Shukokai Karate – Canada West is proud to host International Instructors each year and to be an affiliate of Kimura Shukokai International (KSI), Karate BC, Karate Canada, and the World Karate Federation (WKF).
All of our students have access to local, provincial and international tournaments through our affiliations with Kimura Shukokai International and Karate BC.
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.
Kimura Shukokai Lineage
1832 – 1916
1889 – 1952
1921 – 1998
(Tani Ha Shito-ryu and Shukokai Karate)
1941 – 1995
(Kimura Shukokai Karate)
Kimura Shukokai Karate World Chief Instructors
Shihan Bill Bressaw (USA)
Shihan Lionel Marinus (South Africa)
Shihan Chris Thompson (South Africa)
Shihan Eddie Daniels (UK) – 1950-2020