kensei wrote:take a shot and go to a Gima-Ha shotokan ryu club, I have been told they are super serious.
Robert S wrote:Don is in Chilliwack.
Try James Johnson at the Cameron Rec Centre, Burnaby
Bino Felix St Mary Rec Centre, Ash St
Rick Chernoff is available west vancouver http://www.vancouvershotokankarate.com
Andy Holmes in Port Coquitlams http://www.torakai.ca
There is Mike Scales Coquitlam Shotokan
Bob Lashin at Vancouver and Surrey YMCA's
There are lots of Shoto dojos there.
The above are all reputable.
Robert S wrote:If it is Shidokan then it is the Sakurai/Don Sharp lineage.
If I was to ask you what you want from your karate, i.e. kumite or kata, then perhaps I could direct you.
Tak Sameshima Sensei in Whiterock is of course a great all round karate dojo. James and Bino are from the same stable.
Andy and Mike are CKSA.
Rick and Robert Lashin and Co are JKA.
There are other non SHoto dojos in Vancouver that are good.
But if it Shoto you look for then try looking in on James Johnson, 4 x Candian Kumite Champion and well connected internationally.
Wherever you go I hope you enjoy.
I prefer more kumite and practical schools. ... I am a little biased towards japanese instructors as I preceive them to be hard core but might me a misconceptions.
bobby66 wrote:My questions is now , what does everyone think of the style? I am not finding any concrete pros and cons on the internet. Has anyone sparred against Shito guys? What is the overall preception of the style from the prespective of shotokan students?
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