Please have a look at our website and then visit a club link to find the
Gima-ha dojo that is most convenient for you.
For membership information, download the following: membership_and_information_kit_2016_r1.docx.
Gima-ha Karate Registration Form
see above for downloadable form
Welcome to Gima-ha Karate
Gima-ha Shotokan-ryu is a traditional Japanese karate style with roots to the original Shotokan School of Karate that was first introduced to Japan by Master Gichin Funakoshi. Gima-ha in Canada, has produced a number top-level karate students, many of whom have competed at the provincial and national level; the World Karate Championships and Pan-Am games.
Our dojos are located in Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Chilliwack, and White Rock, BC, with affiliated dojos in Japan, U.K., Germany, India, Norway and most recently Sri Lanka.
The Canadian honbu (head) dojo, is located in White Rock, BC under the direction of Canadian Gima-ha organization chief instructor, Shihan Takayuki Sameshima, a 8th degree (dan), provincial coach for nationals (1980-85), national coach (1982-88) for North American Pan-American, Commonwealth and world championships.
For more information on membership, click here.
On Saturday August 15th 2015 the following events took place at Nagaoka City in Japan
Master Gima Sensei’s 120th celebration of birth
Gima Ha Kobukai 40th anniversary
Goodwill International Karate Championships.
Proceeds from these events went to the Charity for East Japan Earthquake Fund.
See below for the updated version of Competition Rules and Regulations. A complete guide for competitors, referees and judges.
After more than 40 years of karate, Ted Gosling turns 70 and still going strong.
Kobudo - Bukai news
Hardeep Gill passed Nidan level at Kobudo grading which was held July 23, 2016
In 2015, Ben Berkiw of the ShobuKai ( Chilliwack ) Karate club passed Shodan level, Paul Sexton and Nina Krack both passed 3rd Kyu. Congratulations to all of you.
Grading Test and Requirements
A complete grading syllabus for every level is available in PDF on the grading test page of this site. Click here.
Jeremy Lohnes, ( left ) from Aldergrove Dojo, receives his Official's Qualifications Certificate from, Sensei Paul Sexton this past Saturday at the Sato Cup. Jeremy is now a Provincial Judge for Kata and a Regional Referee for Kumite. These designations will allow him to Officiate at Tournaments.
2017 Annual Gima Ha Shiai
The 2017 Annual Gima-ha Shiai will be held Saturday May 6 from 8 am - 4 pm at Yorkson Creek Middle School in Walnut Grove, Langley - address is 20686-84 Ave. The Shiai is open to all members and levels.
Summer Camp 2017
The date for 2017 Summer Camp is July 7, 8, 9 in Whistler.
Karate In Olympics
August 3, 2016
The IOC ( International Olympic Committee ) has approved Karate to be in the Olympic Games, beginning with the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan.
SATURDAY ADVANCED BELT TRAINING
Shihan Tak Sameshima, 8th dan
Chief Instructor Gima-ha Canada
Saturday Classes offer advanced training (green belt level and up) in kata, kumite and Ryukyu Kobudo Weapons. For more information click on Dojos in the Header Bar and then click on Saturday Advanced Classes.
Learn Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Kama and Tekko
Ryukyu Kobudo Weapons style based on
Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinkokai
(The Society for the Promotion and Preservation of Ryukyu Classic Martial Arts).
Kata training tip
When practicing kata, imagine an opponent is attacking you and perform each movement with precision.
Interested in learning more? Visit a dojo to view a class.