Gima-ha Karate Membership Registration Form
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 or, contact us by e-mail.
For more information on membership, click here.
Welcome to Gima-ha Karate Canada
Members during a visit to the Niigata dojo in Japan.
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.
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 or, contact us by e-mail. For more information on membership, click here.
On Saturday August 15th 2015 the following events will be held 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 shall go to the Charity for East Japan Earthquake Fund.
WKF Competition Rules - Updated version 8.0
Click here 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
On Saturday March 28th 2015 Kobudo Grading was held at White Rock Karate Club. Ben Berkiw of the ShobuKai Karate club passed shodan level. Paul Sexton and Nina Krack 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.
2014 BC Winter Games Qualifying Tournament
On November 23, Aldergrove hosted the 2014 Zone 3 BC Winter Games Playoff Qualifying tournament. Brian Ma, Jeremy Lohnes, Mackenzie Penner, Marcy Walters and Victoria Boada from the Abbotsford club were selected to participate in the 2014 BC Winter Games.
34th Annual Gima Ha Shiai
This year the 34th Annual Gima Ha Shiai will be held on Saturday May 9th starting at 9.00am. Location – Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC
To Sensei Paul Sexton 6th Dan for being selected to sit as a member of the Karate BC executive.
Summer camp 2015
July 3rd – 5th, Trinity Western University
7600 Glover road, Langley
See your dojo rep for registration.
Tokyo wins 2020 Olympic Bid
August 15 2015.
Master Gima's Memorial Celebration.
Nagaoka City, Japan. More detail to follow.
Newly added forums page. Check it out!
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Shihan Tak Sameshima, 8th dan
Chief Instructor Gima-ha Canada
Classes offer advanced training (green belt level and up) in kata, kumite and Ryukyu Kobudo Weapons.
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.