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Sensei Hugh Smith,  Goju Ryu Instructor
Sensei Doug Knispel, Kitsune Ryu Chief Instructor

Gojo Ryu Karate at RHBudokan

At the Richmond Hill Budokan, we offer classes in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate for Teens/Adults. 

Students can expect to receive training in:

  Kata (Pre-Arranged Forms)

  Kihon (Basics - footwork, striking, etc)

  Bunkai (Kata Application)

  Goshin-jutsu (Self-Defense)

  Hojo-Undo (Supplementary Strength Training)

  Kumite (Sparring)

Goju Ryu Karate is a traditional Okinawan martial art, founded by Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953).  One of his most outstanding students was Eiichi Miyazato (1922-1999), who founded the Jundokan Dojo and the Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai.  Goju Ryu Karate is one of the most popular karate styles in the World today.


While we don’t emphasize competition, we do participate in local competitions – competition is available to those that are interested.

The Instructor

Our Goju Ryu Karate Program is instructed and led by Hugh Smith Sensei.


Hugh is a lifelong martial artist, with over 47 years experience in a variety of martial arts styles. 


He holds the following ranks:


5th Dan, Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do

6th Dan, Kitsune Ryu Jiu-Jitsu

2nd Dan, Dento Nihon Jujutsu

2nd Dan, Wado Kai Karate-do

Our Affiliation

Our Karate program is affiliated to the Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai (OGKK), through the Canadian branch and Patrick Barton Sensei.  We participate in regular training sessions as part of the OGKK Canada Branch.   


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