• Adult Beginner Class (White, Yellow, Orange Belts)

    There are six classes a week available for this group. Training time in class will focus on basic technique, introduction to kata, dojo etiquette and physical fitness. Additionally, you will be exposed to basic Okinawan Karate terminology and phrases and a brief history of martial arts and Gojyu-Ryu Karate. At this level we hope to challenge your personal limitations and develop a strong foundation for future learning.

  • Adult Intermediate (Green, Blue, Brown Belts)

    There are six classes a week available for this group. Training time in class will continue to focus on further development of basic Karate skills. The concepts of proper breathing and the exploration of ki energy, through the study of the kata Sanchin begins to broaden at this level. Green belt is also the beginning of kobudo training (weapons; bo, sai and tonfa). Karate theory, history and philosophy will continue to be embraced at a more in-depth level.

  • Adult Advanced (1st Kyu, Shodan-ho, Shodan and up)

    There are six classes a week available for this group. Training time in class will concentrate on more advanced technique, kata, kobudo, and bunkai (application) as the student prepares to grade to Shodan (1st degree Black Belt). A greater understanding of the ethics of Karate will be more closely examined. In-depth knowledge of martial arts history, history of Okinawan Gojyu-Ryu, history of our International Meibukan Gojyu Karate Association, and terminology is further broadened. The classes at this level are designed to challenge and test the student. Higher ranking students are encouraged to take leadership and teaching roles within the dojo, either by participating in the children’s classes and/or assisting new adult students.

    *Note 1. The aforementioned class divisions are currently in effect at the Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg Dojo, subject to change at the discretion of the Chief Instructor. Changes in class scheduling will only be made for the betterment of the overall student body. Advanced notice of changes will be given.

    *Note 2. There are no restrictions to the number of classes a student may attend per week.

  • *Note 3. Children’s Advanced Class - within this age group, the highest ranking a child may be presented is Shodan-ho, a black belt with a white stripe (age 12) and a black belt with a red stripe (age 14). As a member of the International Meibukan Gojyu-ryu Karate-do Association, no child may receive a full dan ranking, i.e. full Shodan (Black belt), until the age of 16. At this age, traditionally the Karate-ka is considered mature enough, both mentally and physically, to have conferred upon them, all the rights and privileges of an adult, within Karate.

Adult Class Schedule

Monday  
8:00 - 9:00PM White, Yellow, Orange
9:00 - 10:00PM Green, Blue, Brown
Tuesday  
1:00 - 2:30PM All Belt Ranks
8:00 - 9:30PM 1st Kyu & Black Belts
Wednesday  
8:00 - 9:00PM White, Yellow, Orange
9:00 - 10:00PM Green, Blue, Brown
Thursday  
1:00 - 2:30PM All Belt Ranks
8:00 - 9:30PM 1st Kyu & Black Belts
Friday  
7:00 - 8:30PM All Belt Ranks
Saturday  
11:00 - 12:30PM All Belt Ranks
12:30 - 1:30PM Open Black Belt Class
Times
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
11:00AM
to
12:30PM
All Belt Ranks
12:30PM
to
1:30PM
Open Black Belt Class
1:00PM
to
2:30PM
All Belt Ranks
All Belt Ranks
7:00PM
to
8:30PM
All Belt Ranks
8:00PM
to
9:00PM
White, Yellow, Orange
1st Kyu & Black Belts
8:00
to
9:30
White, Yellow, Orange
1st Kyu & Black Belts
8:00
to
9:30
9:00PM
to
10:00PM
Green, Blue, Brown,
Green, Blue, Brown,

Note: At the discretion of the Chief Instructor the current format of the adult classes may change. Quality of instruction will always override quantity. Students will be given advance notice of schedule changes.