Classes in July begin on Tuesday July 4th. Classes are in West Kelowna and Summerland in July. The last class in July is on Thursday July 27th. West Kelowna – Westbank United Church 3672 Brown Rd Tuesdays – 5:15-6:15 Kids…
WELCOME TO TANEDA KARATE DOJOS
The Taneda Karate Dojos started in 1981. At first, there were only a few students in Westbank. Soon after, students were traveling from Naramata, Penticton, and Summerland. Our student base and demand expanded so quickly, we moved into other locations, closer to the students that were traveling to get to us. There are now opportunities to train in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, and Penticton.
The style of karate we teach is Chito ryu. At the earlier levels concentration is on the basics which include punching, blocking, kicking and stances. Chito ryu has many aspects that relate to the current Mixed Martial arts. The criteria for promotions include throws, takedowns, chokes, arm and wrist locks. Many of the throws and locks may look like aikido or judo. Our first master learned a Gungfu Kata that is 45 minutes long. This kata is now the Chitose family kata. O Sensei studied with many great masters and we are lucky to carry on this legacy.
Karate has been accepted as a New Olympic Sport in 2020. The Taneda Karate Dojos are Members of Karate BC and Karate Canada which are the governing bodies recognized by the Provincial and Federal Governments. This allows our members the ability to enter the BC Winter Games, get school credits to graduate, and the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage. We host several local tournaments to hone skills, so younger students have the ability to challenge higher levels of competitions if they choose to. This Dojo has created many National and International Champions. One of our instructors, Mike Ditson is the Head Coach for the Karate BC Team that will compete at Karate Canada’s National Championships. This tournament helps Canada select who will represent Canada at International competitions.
Sensei Taneda’s Philosophy
~ To create a learning environment with karate skills that will encourage students to achieve high standards of personal excellence in all aspects of their lives.
~ Develop students with skill, etiquette, and compassion, and challenge them to search further in their self-development. To train students to have a mindset that gives options to every situation in self-defense or life choices. To use traditional karate to keep students balanced in an ever-changing society and teach respect and courtesy.
~ To continually train, study and grow as a teacher and find ways to communicate and deliver information to students of all types of learning modalities.
~ To preserve the Original Chito ryu Karate as shown by Soke Sensei, the way it was taught to him by his father,
~ Learn Something New Every Day.
We would like to thank Senpai Ian and Senpai Al for all their hard work putting together the annual Summer Camp video.
The Okanagan Chito-Ryu Summer Camp hosted by the Taneda Karate Dojo will be June 16th – 18th at Gardom Lake Camp in Enderby. 651 Glenmary Rd. Registration deadline for Summer Camp is Friday May 26th. In order to participate in…