Our Motto
" Practice with Shoshin – the heart of the beginner"
  
                            Seikichi Toguchi 1917 to 1998

Shorei Kan Karate School - Welcome .

  Practice Address
Langley Fine Arts School
9096 Trattle Street
Fort Langley, BC

Karate Cell 604-652-1437
Practice Address
Salt Spring Island Dojo
127 Heidi Place
Salt Spring Island BC V8K 1W5
Phone 250-653-4722

Mailing Address
Shorei-Kan
Karate Club
P.O. Box 464
Fort Langley, B.C.
Canada V1M 2R8
Practice Times  
Langley Dojo
Tuesday and Thursdays
Family Class 7:00pm-8:00pm
Adults 8:00pm-9:00pm

Black Belt Classes
By Invitation Only
Langley Dojo Only
Practice Times  
Salt Spring Island Dojo  
Monday 5pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm-5pm
Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm


 

Shoreikan came to Canada in 1972 and Langley in 1981

The Islands of Okinawa once an independent kingdom and now a part of modern Japan, is where karate was born. Forbidden weapons by their overlords in the sixteenth century, the people of Okinawa combined ancient indigenous and Chinese self-defense techniques into what has become modern karate and kabudo. Karate literally means "empty hand" and is a means of self defense with the use of blocks, counter punches, kicks, grabs and a variety of other techniques to defend yourself. Kabudo is a sister Okinawa martial art in which implements that were the daily farming tools of ancient times are used for self-defense.

Shorei Kan "House of Politeness and Respect" a karate school which practices "Goju-Ryu" karate, emerges from ancient roots. During the last century great masters past their teaching in a direct line to the Shorei Kan practitioners of today. Our modern lineage can be traced directly from Kanryo Higashionna (1840 - 1910) to Chojun Miyagi (1888 - 1953) to Seikichi Toguchi (1917 - 1998) and to Tomoaki Koyabu who brought Shorei Kan to Canada in 1972 at the request of Master Toguchi.


Seikichi Toguchi the founder of Shorei Kan, was born in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan. He began to learn karate from his father at age 15. Toguchi also trained under Higa Seiko and Master Chojun Miyagi. Toguchi Sensei was the first of Miyagi Sensei's senior students to establish a new school after Miyagi Sensei’s death. Toguchi Sensei moved to Tokyo Japan in 1960 and in 1962 established Shorei-Kai Dojo. "Kai" means association and from it came the title "Kaicho". Toguchi Sensei and his very gracious wife, came to Canada several times, the last time being in 1993.

Tomoaki Koyabu is a native of Japan, was originally destined to go to New York City and take Shorei Kan to the U.S.A. However, circumstances brought him to Vancouver in 1972 and shortly after Shorei Kan was established in Canada.
Koyabu Sensei has a warm place in our hearts. Not only is Sensei a incredible martial artists, but he is also a very warm and caring human being who takes so little and gives so much. We thank Koyabu Sensei for bringing us Shorei Kan and for dedicating his life to Shorei Kan Canada. We will always demonstrate our respect, appreciation, admiration, friendship and affection. Thank you Sensei for the gift of Shorei-Kan Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do. Koyabu Sensei is still teaching at our Dojos today.

Shorei-Kan

41Years in Canada

Shorei-Kan Karate Club

32 Years in Langley

 

 

 

© Shoreikan Karate Club Dojo 1972 - 2013