NIHON GOJU RYU KARATE DO
Traditional Japanese Karate at UBC
Learning Has No Bounds
We study Goju Ryu Karate under the guidance of Fujino Shihan.
We founded Nihon Goju Ryu Karate Do with one goal in mind: giving our students an authentic, rewarding and lasting traditional martial arts experience.
The Nihon Goju Ryu Karate Dojo is located in the Vancouver Campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Our passionate and skilled members are here to help students achieve their personal goals. Are you ready to explore karate? Join us today!
Everyone is Welcome
Our dojo community consists of a diverse mix of students, faculty, staff as well as members of the general public.
We welcome all beginners and experienced karateka regardless of skill level or style.
Our instructors have more than 45 years of experience in traditional martial arts combined.
Raymond Fujino has been practicing karate since 1976. He studied under the Yamashita brothers at the first Yamaguchi Goju-Kai Dojo established in Canada, and since then has travelled many times to Japan to train with Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi.
Fujino Sensei received the rank of Godan (5th dan) at an international senior black belt examination in 2001. He was then awarded Shihan – Renshi status at the 2003 IKGA Canada Annual Training Camp/International Seminar. Fujino Sensei was recently awarded his Rokudan (6th dan) from Goju Ryu Karate Do Seiwakai in 2022.
Kelvin Po has been training under Raymond Fujino Shihan since 2005, and currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th dan). He lived in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima (Japan), where he trained with Ozeki Toshiaki Sensei in Okinawan Goju Ryu with the Aizu Shuu Ren Kai. He has also trained with Futawatari Masahiko Shihan and Futawatari Toshie Shihan at the Goshinkai in Saitama.
Additionally, Po Sensei holds a Godan (5th dan) in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, which he has practiced since 2004 and also pursued in Japan, as well as a rank of Mokuroku in Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu.
Year Round Training
New members may sign up for classes on a term-by-term basis. As with any martial art, regular practice is essential for learning and developing proficiency in traditional karate.
Registration for on-site classes opens prior to the start of each term in September, January, and May. Please refer to recreation.ubc.ca for details.
6:30pm to 8:00pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
11:30am to 1:30pm
Ponderosa Commons, Maple House
6488 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
UBC Student Recreation Center
6000 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1