• Strength, Discipline, Community

      Our Traditional Martial Arts program provides overall conditioning for men, women and children. Anyone can benefit from karate and martial arts training. Every class begins with a complete warm-up and stretching routine prior to moving into the core curriculum.  Each student trains and progresses at their own pace with personal attention from the instructor(s). Traditional karate has something to offer everyone and it is as unique as the individuals who study traditional Karate and Kobudo. The many aspects of martial arts training: self defense, self confidence, physical conditioning and self-discipline are all tailored to the individual needs of the student. The benefits of practicing traditional karate are to numerous to list here, and the full benefit of practicing martial arts are only realized after training and experiencing it yourself. Join us at the Shorinkan Family Karate dojo and begin your journey through traditional Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate.

      We are not a fighting school. We are a school of self-defense. We do not teach our students to win, we teach them how not to loose.

      The style of karate taught in our dojo is Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan, as developed hundreds of years ago in the village of Shuri, Okinawa. It is sometimes referred to as Kobayashi-Ryu. Shorin-ryu Karate has survived and been passed though the years due to it's highly effective self defense techniques. Approximately 80% of all karate systems in the world today were derived from the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate system. This classical system of martial arts uses both hands and feet evenly for a well-rounded and balanced system of self defense.


    • Canon City Karate,Shorin-ryu Karate,Shorinkan Karate,Self Defense, Karate, Shorinkan Family Karate

      Traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate-A comprehensive and practical form of self-defense, physical fitness, and mental well being.

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    • Kids Karate, Karate Classes Canon City, Karate, Shorinkan Family Karate

      At Lil’ Dragon’s class, your 4-6 year old child will learn focus, self discipline and respect. It all takes place in a very safe, high energy, high fun and high kickin’ class.

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    • Karate, Weapons Classes, Kobudo, Canon City Karate, Shorinkan Family Karate

      Learn the timeless art of traditional weapons as practiced and taught by Hanshi Judan Shugoro Nakazato Sensei. The weapons we practice are the Bo, Nunchuku, Sai, Tonfa, Kama, and the Eaku.

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    • Our Instructors are Internationally Ranked

      Karate Canon City, Shorinkan Shorinryu Karate, Kids Karate, Adult Karate, Shorinkan Family Karate

      Our trainers are internationally ranked and certified black belts in Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate. The success of our students is our number one priority! Our students not only learn the ancient and cherished art of karate and self-defense at our dojo, they learn critical skills to develop confidence, character, moral integrity, and leadership that will guide them through everyday life. This all starts with the highest level and quality of instruction.

    • Upcoming events



      Kyu Rank Belt Testing

      Kyu Ranks Belt Testing event to be held at The Shorinkan Family Karate Dojo located at 722 Main st. on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7th and 8th at 5:15pm promptly. Late arrivals will not be permitted to participate in the belt testing event. Participants must wear a clean white gi with a plain white t-shirt underneath. Participants are required to bring their current belt -Forget your belt, forget about testing- All participants are encouraged to invite family and friends to watch the event. We're are looking forward to seeing you all there! Good luck to all! Sorede wa mata!  



      Dojo is CLOSED

      In conjunction with Canon City Schools Winter Break, the dojo will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, February 19th and 20th. Classes will resume on Wednesday night.



      Lil' Dragons Belt Testing

      See Kelly Sensei for details

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