Our dojo follows the training syllabus of the Jundokan International, lead by Teruo Chinen Sensei. Our small dojo is dedicated to training traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do. Our training and testing cirriculum consists of time tested techniques with traditional training methods. We adhere to the teachings of Teruo Chinen Sensei and our training reflects our focus on self defense attitude, philosophy and his lineage.
Our goals in Karate training is to develop and improve students self discipline, confidence, self esteem, fitness, balance and coordination. We do not practice sport karate, if students wish to participate in these events they do so outside the dojo.
Lakeshore Karate was formed in 2007 and has been operating out of the Libro Community Centre in Lakeshore ON, since 2008. The Lakeshore Karate dojo is operated in a partnership with the Town of Lakeshore. This partnership with the the Recreation Services of Town of Lakeshore allows costs to remain low for students wishing to pursue Karate training.
Classes are offered at the Town of Lakeshore, Libro Community Centre in Woodslee.
The Libro Community Centre is located at 1925 South Middle Road in Woodslee, just off County Road 27 (Belle River Rd).
JUNDOKAN is a karate dojo (training hall) which provides traditional training in the ancient ways of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do (Okinawan "hard and gentle style of karate").
Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do
Goju ryu means "hard/soft or gentle style" and it is characterized by a balance of hardness and softness in all areas of practice. Since the style was developed in Okinawa and China, it reflects a blend of techniques ranging from powerful and explosive punches and kicks, to more subtle and gentle blocking and evading techniques. Okinawan Goju Ryu is a system developed for self-defense.
Goju Ryu is an Okinawan style of karate founded by Chojun Miyagi Sensei. He started his training in Naha-Te under the tutelage of Higaonna Kanryo Sensei. Following Chojun Miyagi Sensei's death in 1953, one of Miyagi's top students Eiichi Miyazato was chosen as his successor in a meeting of the Okinawa Gojuryu General Committee in 1954.
Miyazato Sensei founded both the Jundokan and the Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai (OGKK). One of his students, Teruo Chinen Sensei formed the Jundokan International in 1984 and named it in honour and devotion to his teacher. The traditions and practices of Goju Ryu in their original form, as they were taught by the founder of Goju Ryu, Chojun Miyagi Sensei, then from his successor Eiichi Miyazato Sensei continue to be taught today by Teruo Chinen Sensei.
Teruo Chinen Sensei, 9th Dan, Chairman of the Jundokan International