Students Speak!

Question:  What makes Budokan Karate Dojo a great place to train?

Here is what the students had to say in response!

Quality Instruction:
  • ·         Sensei Ken Trebilcock is a 7th Degree Black Belt who has travelled to Okinawa 13 times for his personal instruction.
  • ·         He has learned and trained under the Grand Master, Dai Sensei Meitoku Yagi and Master Meitatsu Yagi.
  • ·         He was awarded the title of Kyoshi in 2012.
  • ·         He has 24 years of teaching Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate.
  • ·         Sensei teaches 98% of all classes.

The Dojo has a welcoming, friendly, and rich atmosphere:

  • ·         Classes are available in the afternoon, evenings, and Saturday mornings.
  • ·         A new student can train in all seven open classes depending on their schedule.
  • ·         Traditional classes do not have any belt or level separation.
  • ·         Traditional adult open classes are available from teens to seniors.
  • ·         Beginners benefit from the training and experience of the black belts and advanced students as we all support each other.
  • ·         If attending a noon hour class one will get to train with Sensei Ken, a 7th Degree Black Belt, as this is his training time. Sempai Dave, a 6th Degree Black Belt, trains in the noon hour classes as well.
  • ·         We offer a serious study of Karate where everybody works and strives for perfection of their art at their own pace.
  • ·         Authentic and legitimate lineage from the founder of Goju, Master Chojun Miyagi, to his senior, Master Meitoku Yagi founder of Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu, to his senior, Master Meitatsu Yagi. This is the lineage of Budokan Karate Dojo.

The Ways of Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate:

  • ·         Karate training is practised for health and self defence.
  • ·         There is no pressure to compete and we do not do free/tournament sparring.
  • ·         The training routine is suitable for everyone regardless of age or physicality, we all just do the best we can.
  • ·         Seniors to children will be able to practice, progress, and grow stronger under Sensei’s guidance.
  • ·         Our dojo is like family as we all work and help each other become better people through our study of Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate.

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