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March 25, 2019

As I have learned it, karate is an art form. Its practice is multi-dimensional and therefore appeals to a variety of practitioners. Interpretations of sport, fitness and self-defence inspire growth in different individuals. Balance is an important aspect of successful...

A Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi
Thoughts by: Dan Preston,


Arthur Goju Ryu Karate Dojo
CNGK Association

Earth Scroll:
“you should not have any special fondness for any particular weapon” M.M.

Musashi uses the comparison of carpentry to martial arts,...

November 27, 2018

I grew up in specific period of Karate tradition, before the explosion of MMA and
even before the internet existed. Its now hard to imagine a time where there was hardly
any access to information for a young enthusiast and answers to questions were
delivered in a stern...

November 27, 2018

The Guelph Open Shiai, in support of the Children's Wish Fund, took place at Centennial C.V.I. (Guelph, ON) on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.  Participant came from various cities across Southern Ontario and many karate styles and dojos were represented.  Karate practi...

August 12, 2018

This past weekend (August 10-12), karate families representing six C.N.G.K. dojos enjoyed a tremendous time of training, relaxing, music, connecting, and community as they camped at Guelph Lake Conservation area for the annual karate family camp.

Friday's celebrations i...

May 14, 2018

On Saturday, May 12th, 2018, students from various CNGK dojos participated in the Kids' Kumite Seminar hosted by Sensei Blair Purdy (Purdy Center for the Arts) and Sensei Barbara Lamble (Elora Karate Dojo).  

Students had opportunity to work on a variety of strikin...

February 19, 2018

On February 11th, 2018, Elora Karate Dojo hosted Renshi Mike Robertson as Instructor for the Spring Master's Class.  This year's Master Class featured an exploration of shime testing and an in-depth study of Seiunchin concepts. Thanks to all who attended!  (PHOTOS COMI...

December 29, 2017

Essay: Why Study Kobudo

Keith Harris


As a Dojo owner and dedicated student of Kobudo I have tried to justify to my students the effort of studying weapons.

We honour the wisdom of Daisensei Yagi by taking up the Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Komma and Nunchaku as he taught us...

December 3, 2017

Canadian Naha-Te Goju Karate Chief Adjudicator, Kyoshi J. Purdy, and all of the Dojo heads would like to extend congratulations to the successful Black Belt candidates from the winter Black Belt grading held in Arthur, December 2nd, 2017.    Connor Ancheta (Purdy Cente...

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