The Evolution of Shotokan Karate

About Us

Kildonan Karate Club is a purpose-built martial arts studio located at 1115 Henderson Highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  At KKC we teach Shotokan Karate and are proud to be affiliated with the World Traditional Karate Organization (WTKO) and WTKO Canada.  WTKO Canada has several dojos, many of which are located here in Manitoba.

We offer classes for children ages 4 and up, teens, and adults of all ages.  Classes run 5 days a week.

Our knowledgeable instructors all have a long history in karate with over 150 years of combined experience.

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    Karate Training Benefits

    Mind

    Karate training promotes self-confidence, self-discipline, self-control, and helps to improve mental focus and memory. 

    Body

    Improve your physical health!  Karate training improves strength, speed, agility, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

    Spirit

    Develop soft skills that will help you in all aspects of life.  Students cultivate a sense of perseverance, respect, patience, integrity, and humility through hard training.

    Self-Defense

    Learn to defend yourself and protect your loved ones.  Develop both the hard skills as well as the soft skills you need for self-defense.

    Classes

    Tiny Tigers

    Ages 4-6

    A fun introduction to karate for young children that teaches discipline, develops strength, agility, and spatial awareness. Prepares students for further karate study in our general classes.

    All Levels

    Ages 7+

    Energetic classes designed to improve and refine the fundamentals of karate practice and overall body mechanics using a combination of solo work, partner work, and pad work.

    Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

    Rank-specific classes

    A 16-week rotating curriculum covering kihon (fundamentals), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring) testing requirements.  Students also learn the basics of breakfalling, close-quarters grappling, and kata applications.

    Weekly Schedule

    Weekday Time Class Instructor
    Monday 6:10 to 7:10pm Competition Kumite (Green belt and up) Liam Marshall
      7:30pm to 8:30pm All Levels Phil Harris
           
    Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm All Levels Steve Burch
      7:45pm to 9:00pm Tai Chi Jamie McCulloch
           
    Wednesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm Beginners (White, Yellow, Orange) La Royce Batchelor
      7:30pm to 8:30pm Advanced (Brown, Black) Phil Harris
           
    Thursday 6:00pm to 6:45pm Tiny Tigers (Thursday Group) Steve Burch
      7:00pm to 8:00pm All Levels Steve Burch
           
    Saturday 9:00am to 9:45am Tiny Tigers (Saturday Group) Devin Warszycki
      10:00am to 11:00am Intermediate (Green, Purple) Steve Burch
      11:15am to 12:15pm All Levels La Royce Batchelor

    ***Schedule subject to change for holidays and summer months. Please check the calendar.***

    Calendar

    For class descriptions and syllabus information, click here.

    Instructors

    Over 150 Years of Combined Experience!

    Steve Burch

    Instructor / Owner

    Sensei Steve Burch is a 2nd Degree Black Belt with the World Traditional Karate Organization (WTKO) and has been training in Karate for over 20 years while teaching for approximately 15 years. Sensei Steve has trained under some of the best instructors in the world and continues to seek out the best Karate instruction available.

    Phil Harris

    Instructor

    Sensei Phil Harris is a 5th degree black belt with over 30 years of experience.  He began his karate training at the JKA of Manitoba headquarters on 52 Albert street where he trained for 10 years before moving on to teach at Charleswood Karate and his own dojo, Heijoshin Karate.  A seasoned competitor, he was JKA/ISKF Provincial Grand Champion five times, and has represented Manitoba and Canada on the national and international level.

    La Royce Batchelor

    Instructor

    Dr. La Royce Batchelor is a 3rd degree black belt with over 15 years of karate experience.  Sensei Batchelor started karate in Winnipeg at Charleswood karate but moved to Grand Forks to pursue her PhD.  It was there that she founded her own dojo Hisshou Karate.  While living in the USA, she competed at the USA ISKF Nationals and won 4 gold, 2 silver, and 6 bronze medals in her competitive career.

    Don Enns

    Associate Instructor

    Sensei Don Enns is a 3rd degree black belt with over 40 years of experience.  He began training at the JKA of Manitoba HQ under Sensei Phillip Dingman.  He is one of the founding members of the East St. Paul JKA club where he trained and taught alongside his friend and mentor Sensei Terry Proctor.  A self-proclaimed "karate elder", Sensei Enns continues to train and believes that older people can reap the benefits of karate well into their later years.

    Phil Hay

    Associate Instructor

    Sensei Phil Hay is a 3rd degree black belt with over 30 years of experience.  He began his training at the JKA of Manitoba HQ with his entire family.  He earned his shodan (1st degree black belt)  and nidan (2nd degree) under Master Yutaka Yaguchi, and his sandan (3rd) under Master Woon-a-Tai.  Before joining Kildonan Karate in 2017, Sensei Hay had trained and taught at both Charleswood Karate and Heijoshin Karate.  

    Jamie McCulloch

    Assistant Instructor / Tai Chi

    Senpai Jamie is a 1st kyu brown belt with decades of experience in the martial arts.  He began his training as a youth in 1984, attending karate classes at the JKA of Manitoba HQ.  In college he discovered Tai Chi and Wing Chung and traveled to Taiwan to study, eventually becoming a certified instructor of combat style Tai Chi under Master Chio, a direct descendant of Cheng Man Ch'ing.

    Devin Warszycki

    Assistant Instructor / Tiny Tigers

    Senpai Devin is a 1st degree black belt with 6 years of experience.  He began his training in 2011 with Sensei Harris as one of Heijoshin Karate's very first students.  Senpai Devin returned to karate at KKC in 2018 after a 2 year hiatus and quickly rediscovered his passion for karate, training relentlessly.  He was awarded his shodan (1st degree black belt) under Sensei Scott Middleton in 2019.

    Rates

    All KKC students must be WTKO members in good standing
    WTKO Annual Membership Fee - $40

    Not sure if karate is right for you?  Try two classes for FREE!

    Tiny Tigers

    $ 45

    per month plus GST

    • Ages 4-6
    • One class per week
    • Thursdays OR Saturdays

    Post-Secondary Students

    $ 50

    per month plus GST

    • Unlimited classes
    • Train around your schedule
    • Valid student ID required

    Individuals

    $ 65

    per month plus GST

    • Ages 7 and up
    • Unlimited classes
    • Train around your schedule

    Family Rates
    starting from

    $ 104

    per month plus GST

    • Family of 2
      $ 104
      plus GST
    • Family of 3
      $ 136.50
      plus GST
    • Family of 4+
      $ 169
      plus GST
    • Get fit together!


    Kildonan Karate is proudly registered as a service organization with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.  Families in financial need can apply for individual child grants to help cover the costs of karate classes.

    To view funding guidelines and apply for a grant, please visit Jumpstart.

    Reviews

    "Great clean location. Took time with my 3.5 year old. Great instructors"

    - Parent

    "The instruction we receive from all instructors is awesome. The classes are well organised and we are learning so much!"

    - Student

    "I really enjoy training at KKC and try to attend as many classes as my schedule allows. I find the instructors very inspiring, which motivates me to work hard to get better at Karate. Thank you!"

    - Student

    "Thank you to all the instructors for their time and energy they give each week!"

    - Parent

    Contact Us!

    Address

    2nd Floor, 1115 Henderson Hwy

    Phone

    +1-(204)-334-7171

    Find us!

    2nd Floor, 1115 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2G 1L4

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