Our Focus

The Powerhouse is a traditional dojo focused on karate in Vancouver, specializing in Shotokan Karate (JKA Karate style).

Good question. Our classes are “age specific”, so we can provide suitable training for students of different ages

4~7 Years. 8~12 years. Teens. and Adults

There is no one size fits all. Depending on the kind of training that is most suitable (based on your own needs and interests) we may offer short-term programs (1 week at $59) or, regular training (weekly) starting at $99 & $99/month (per year) or LESS, depending on your method of payment

Not necessarily. You can go with short or long-term programs. There are different options for training. For example, to set black belt as a goal. But we understand, that may not be what everyone has enough time or interest to pursue

Of course. That’s why we start everyone with an introductory program (2 weeks) if you are considering training regularly. And if you are interested in short-term crash courses (e.g. in self-defense) you may sign up for one program, one week at a time, and cancel anytime (ask for details please if interested)
Karate is a proven effective training system for fitness (not only self-defense) totally adjustable to match your capabilities. Millions worldwide follow Karate as a way of life for their wellness and fitness, following a systematic smart approach to fitness. Regardless of your age, you will be able to find a starting point on the path to “self-improvement”
Particularly in Shotokan – being a traditional training system, which was developed for the battlefield and real-life encounters, you will find a lot of what you train in to be useful in everyday self-defense situations. The best way to get a feel for Karate techniques is to complete a 2-week INTRO and have an instructor explain everything in person
Simply sign up for an Intro on this page, and we will contact you to set a date for your first lesson
Of course. You can call 604-812-3656 Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Yes we do. Every once in a while we invite all parents to join us and learn how to train with their kids. An experience kids and parents both love.

bout 1/2 of the time we spend with kids is focused on their Fitness and Athleticism. Both mentally and physically, so they will not only grow to be fit and strong but also will be mentally focused and confident. The other 1/2 of our time is spent on Basic Karate techniques. And in the mix, we also cover valuable “life skills” like goal-setting, self-defense, and self-control Parents who have their kids training with us report that their kids show: Improved focus, better fitness, better self-discipline, improved behavior and confidence, as well as self-control

Usually people do. Karate is a wholesome, challenging, and satisfying training system when it comes to fitness, physically AND mentally. Karate training can be quite demanding in fact, fitness-wise. But, keep in mind, that the intensity of our training is totally adjustable, to match your own fitness level. So you can get a good workout, but at the same time you will not be pushed too far beyond your capabilities and comfort zone

Get involved yourself! Kids whose parents train also tend to be a lot more motivated as they learn to accept a lifestyle that includes training (as they follow in your footsteps). By training with us, even if at a minimal level, you will learn everything about our techniques and training systems, and will be able to help your children when they want to practice at home, which is a lot of fun, sharing the experience. (tuition for parents is discounted. To ask for)

We can get you started almost anytime, depending on availability. But the best time would be when we run Promotions when special discounted rates are usually offered

No, you do not. Whether you wish to pursue a black belt or not is up to you. About 1/3 of our students usually pursue a black belt. You do not need to pursue a black belt to set new goals for yourself, improve your lifestyle, train, and get a lot of your training. Pursuing a long-term program is simply an option

Yes we do. All fees for “one full term” (3 months) will be waived for one person when a group of 4 join at the same time (must be friends or family members)
The main program at The Powerhouse is “Shotokan Karate” The Powerhouse is well known for Karate in Vancouver, specializing in the Shotokan style. Shotokan is the most widely practiced Karate style worldwide, with millions of followers
Fitness Kickbox is a part of our curriculum, but usually, it’s not delivered as a program standing alone by itself. FKB is fairly easy to learn. Fun and a great way of training for fitness.

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