The Top Martial Arts Training in Central Vancouver

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The Powerhouse

Helping You Reach Your Goals

Our Expert Team

Our professional team at The Powerhouse is made up of nationally-certified martial arts instructors.

Our Core Values

We focus on helping each student learn proper Karate technique, gain confidence, and build discipline.

Our Promise

When you train with us, you'll get professional instructors, an uplifting community, and the opportunity to pursue a life without limits!

Kids Martial Arts near Central Vancouver

Kids Karate

At The Powerhouse, we take the modern approach to Kids Martial Arts with self-defense and fitness training that is consistently fun and exciting for children of all experience levels. The positive approach of our instructors motivates children in Central Vancouver to work hard and be the best version of themselves.

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Kids Martial Arts near Central Vancouver

Adult Karate

Our Adult Martial Arts program offers comprehensive, newcomer-friendly training by some of the best martial artists in Central Vancouver. In our classes, you will learn to hone your mind and body to become a master of yourself and your safety. No matter your experience level, The Powerhouse invites you to start your path to self-defense today!

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Kids Martial Arts near Central Vancouver

Sport Karate

Do you enjoy the thought of competition? Look no further than The Powerhouse. Train with champions and be a part of our expert Sport Karate team! Learn new techniques and buff up your existing repertoire. We invite people from all over Central Vancouver to train with us. Learn more today!

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Our Services

Our elite trainers offer a range of services to match your fitness goals

Teaching Traditional Martial Arts in Central Vancouver - The Powerhouse

Teaching Traditional Martial Arts

Here at The Powerhouse, we have a mission to preserve and promote the traditional teachings of a particular style of martial arts, by providing proper training, etiquette, and more.

Emphasis on Personal Development & Self-Control in Central Vancouver - The Powerhouse

Emphasis on Personal Development & Self-Control

We have a philosophy that martial arts training should be focused on personal development and self-improvement in areas including discipline, focus, and respect. We aim to provide not only technical training, but also mental and character development.

Community Building in Central Vancouver - The Powerhouse

Community Building

We are proud to offer a sense of community here at The Powerhouse, so that students can learn from one another and support and encourage each other.


What People Are Saying

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Ryan Bateman

I've been training with Sensei Ramin for about 6mo now and it's been a fantastic time and has helped me in more ways than one. Getting into my mid 30s I realised I was getting far too sedentary, inflexible, and was getting headaches way too often from being generally tense. Since starting ....

Derek Welbourn

Sensei Ramin is great with kids. He's able to instill discipline and respect in a setting that's fun, something that my 5 year old enjoys! Which is not easy to do :) The work ethic my son's developing is much appreciated. ....


I've been training at the Powerhouse for over a year and I absolutely love training here. I have experienced Karate in other dojos but nothing quite compares to what Sensei Ramin does at the Powerhouse. Training is tailored to each person's level and we receive individual feedback on things to ....

Maedean Myers

Trained here off and on for a couple of years, I personally think it is the best Shotokan karate training in the city. Excellent, supportive instructors and friendly classmates. As a woman, I found the atmosphere incredibly encouraging. If you are looking for an exciting physical and mental ....

Mazyar Moghadam

Classes are well organized, and teachings delivered professionally in a a very friendly but strict environment. The martial arts spirit is really felt in the air. I always get a great workout, and learn something attending. I am glad having found the Powerhouse. Sensei Ramin makes the serious ....

Natasha McCartney

Confidence, assertiveness, focus, body literacy, self-defence, leadership, and friendly competition and sportsmanship--these are the qualities we wanted to encourage in our two girls, ages 4 and 7. We chose the Powerhouse for the Sensei's extensive teaching experience (25+ years) and his Shotokan ....

Transform Your Life with The Powerhouse

Our classes at The Powerhouse are led by a team of certified black belts, trained not only in Karate, but also in a number of valuable life skills that separates it from the typical Karate school, highlighting the mental aspect of karate.

We pride ourselves in our Training System that we’ve developed through the years with a lot of trial and error that has resulted in programs that work well for different ages and fitness levels.

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