Guelph Lake Campground

Aug 12 - 14

All CNGK Members and their families are welcome to attend this free event. Reserve your spot by speaking to your Sensei.

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Elora Karate Dojo

Class Schedule

All ages and abilities are welcome to drop-in for a class

Call or text 519-669-0853 for more information.


SUMMER PROGRAM: Tuesdays starting June 7, 2016

6:30 - 7:15 pm ................ Junior Kids Karate

7:15 - 8:00 pm ............. Adult / Teen Karate

8:00 - 8:45 pm .................... Tai Chi Chu'an


 Drop-in rates for June - August are $10/class.

Special rates for beginners and longer commitments.


Contact Sensei Barb for more information.

Welcome to Elora Karate Dojo

Sensei Barb with two Blue Belts~ Goju-Ryu Kata ~ Kumite ~
~ Kobudo ~ Tai Chi ~ Self Defence ~

Sensei Barb Lamble is the Head Instructor in Elora, a 4th degree black belt with a Level II CNGK Instructor’s Certificate. She began training in 1998 when her fiancé, Mike Robertson, asked her to join his first karate class in Elmira. Karate training helped develop her physical fitness and mental focus, so decided to pursue her training to the black belt level, which she received in 2003.

She has had the privilege of receiving personal instruction from Kyoshi J Purdy, founder of Gorge Karate Dojo and Head Instructor of Canadian Naha-te Goju Karate. Sensei Barb was asked to take over leadership of CNGK karate instruction in 2012 and is now Head Instructor of all CNGK karate programs offered in Elora, Ontario.

Sensei Barb's experience teaching musical theory and piano to young children inspired her to develop a specialized Kinder Karate program for young children. She is a regular teacher of LiveFit programs for high school physical education and offers Women's Self Defence instruction to local community groups. Sensei Barb has a creative and flexible approach to students of all ages. She is an inspiration to many of her young students and encourages them to reach their highest potential.

For more information, contact Sensei Barb at 519-669-0853  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Trial Classes in Elora

Elora Karate Dojo offers free trial classes for new students to try out some classes before making a financial commitment.

The free classes give you an opportunity to meet the Sensei, experience up to 4 free classes and understand some of the benefits of what karate training can bring. If you decide not to sign-up, no hard feelings. If you wish to continue, great!

Questions?  Ask Sensei Barb!

Check our Beginner's FAQ for more information

Beginners classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings at Elora Centre for the Arts in Elora, Ontario.

Schedule a FREE class today!

Click HERE to register

cell: 519.669.0853
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Elora Tai Chi Classes

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Instruction by Renshi Mike Robertson and Sensei Barb Lamble.

Beginners and Advanced Students welcome. 

$10 per class or $40 for 5 classes

Call or text 519-669-0853 to reserve a free class.

2013 Self Defence

Elora Gradings - June 2013

Congratulations to all Elora students who passed to their next level in June 2013!

2013 Women's Expo

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Fergus Ontario

Sensei Barb opened with some comments about her own experience. When she started training 15 years ago, there were only a handful of women who trained in martial arts. Today, almost half of CNGK members are women, with 2 CNGK dojos owned and operated by female instructors.

Next, members of the group performed kata Sanchin, Geck Sai Ichi and Seiunchin. A very pregnant Sensei Christina Graf wowed the audience with a kobudo kata Matsu Higa no Sai, showing how women can maintain a healthy and active lifestyle throughout all phases of life.

Brown Belts Mirjana and Amanda demonstrated the application of kata (bunaki) and the principles of self defence. The audience enjoyed watching the series of takedowns and throws! Showing how striking drills can produce power, Sensei Elfie and Cynthia performed a variety of hand and foot techniques on the shield, culminating with some board breaking. Sensei Barb concluded the performance with kata Seipai.

Thanks to the participants of our first women-only demo team! This showed great co-operation between the Waterloo-Wellington CNGK dojos and was a lot of fun!

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Beginner Programs

Programs available for all ages and abilities. Ask about TWO WEEKS FREE for new students. 


Certified Instructors

Our instructors are leaders in the art of Goju Karate.  Only CNGK Certified Black Belts with a clean background check who complete 5 years of training may qualify for an Instructors Certificate.

Advanced programs

Some of our students have been training for so long they've become instructors!  Our unique curriculum is based on Kyoshi J Purdy's 50 years of experience.  Learn traditional karate skills from dedicated professionals.

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