Richmond Hill Budokan
Martial Arts and Wellness Studio
Traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu Karate Qigong Tai Chi Meditation Seminars
Our first World Champion was
our founder, O'Sensei Reynolds
It was the first International
Jiu Jitsu Championships held in Hawaii.
"We don't train for tournaments, we use them to train."
Originally, our dojo started competition in general through karate tournaments. O-Sensei Reynolds was part of a pioneering group of Jiu-Jitsu black belts that were sent out to local karate tournaments to investigate how the sparring worked and eventually to develop rules for what has now evolved into Sport Jiu-Jitsu.
Because of our participation in these tournaments, Jiu-jitsu fighters were accepted in Open-style karate tournaments in both kata, weapons and kumite.
The fact that O-Sensei made friends with many of the senior karate instructors of the day really paved the way for us doing what we do today. Many of the tournaments we attend today are a continuation of the friendships formed in the early 70s.
Over the years, we have produced a number of World Champions, Martial Arts Hall of Fame recipients, Movie and TV spots and much more.
We are about the Honour of showing our craft, honing our skills while finding new ways to improve. We keep striving and encouraging our students to make a difference on the mats as well as their communities.
Our current World Champion
started the competetive circuit
in the 35 and over division.
Continueing to hold his title
for 11 World and 20 Canadian consecutive