Budokan Karate: Brantford's only TRUE
Okinawan Karate Dojo.

Established in 1991, Budokan Karate dojo teaches traditional Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu karate. The dojo Chief Instructor Ken Trebilcock is certified to teach Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu and licensed by headquarters in Okinawa, Japan.

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Individuals start at only $90/mo and additional family members only $60/mo. Discounts available for automatic billing.

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No Long Term Contracts

We don’t believe in locking people in forever. Any membership can be cancelled with 2 months notice.

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If after one year of training a minimum of twice a week you are not 100% satisfied, we will refund your money no questions asked!

We’re all members of International Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-do Association, IMGKA

All IMGKA students are direct students of Master Meitatsu Yagi the Honorary Chairman, Kyoshi Akihito Yagi Chairman, and Kyoshi Akihiro Yagi Vice Chairman of the organization. Kyoshi Ken Trebilcock is now Komon or Adviser for IMGKA Worldwide, after being the General Secretary since 2001. The organization has grown from a handful of members in 2000 to having over 70 dojos and hundreds of black belts worldwide.

Instructors that travel around the world.

Master Meitatsu Yagi and Kyoshi Akihiro Yagi travel the world teaching seminars and try to get to Budokan Karate Dojo in Brantford to teach seminars at least annually and some years we have been fortunate enough to have a second teaching trip.

World Travel

Kyoshi Ken Trebilcock is the Owner and Chief Instructor at Budokan Karate Dojo

Kyoshi Ken Trebilcock

With over 50 years of martial arts experience. Travelling to Okinawa, Japan more than 13 times, Ken has trained since 1992 under Grand Master Meitoku Yagi and his successor and heir Master Meitatsu Yagi. He holds the rank of Nanadan (7th Dan) and has been granted the Title of Kyoshi under his teacher Master Meitatsu Yagi. Kyoshi Trebilcock has over 30 years of teaching experience. Budokan Karate Dojo originally was located at the home of Sensei Ken Trebilcock until a new dojo was purchased in 2005. Since then Budokan Karate’s home has been located at 69 Colborne Street West in Brantford.

Do not put your main purpose in mastering Karate techniques itself, you should study the way of life through Karate.

Dai Sensei Meitoku Yagi
Founder of Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu

Traditional karate is not about fighting but learning how a person can ‘win without fighting’. Our main focus is on teaching quality martial arts which is all about health and effective self-defence.

The best instructor for you may not be close by, or a relative or a friend …. we have to seek out the best qualified instructor for ourselves

Master Meitatsu Yagi
Honorary Chairman IMGKA

Budokan Karate Dojo


69 Colborne Street West
Brantford, ON  N3T 6H2

Dojo Phone:  (519) 720-9230
Cell Phone:     (519) 754-5101