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Wado Karate
Association of Canada

Honour | Loyalty | Respect | Dedication

Welcome to Wado Canada, the national karate association dedicated to fostering excellence, unity, and growth of Wado style Karate-do in Canada. "Wado," meaning the way to peace and harmony, was founded in 1934 by Grand Master Hironori Otsuka, is one of the four major styles of karate-do in the world. Wado Canada has member schools from coast to coast to coast; whether you are in Victoria BC, Halifax NS, or Yellowknife NWT, we have a dojo near you!

At Wado Canada, we offer a supportive and inclusive community, welcoming practitioners of all ages and skill levels. Through our comprehensive training programs, seminars, and national events, we provide opportunities for personal growth and skill refinement. Join us on a transformative journey where you can embrace the true essence of Wado karate-do, honour the legacy of Grand Master Hironori Otsuka and Master Masaru Shintani and discover the boundless possibilities within yourself.

"The way of the martial arts is not an ordinary thing.

It is to master peace and to desire harmony."

Hironori Otsuka, founder of Wado Karate-do

Land Acknowledgment

Wado Canada is a national organization built on the values of integrity, loyalty, and honour. We are committed to reconciliation, and with this small step and action, we acknowledge that our Hombu (headquarters) members live and train on the Traditional Lands of the Lekwungen (Songhees) Nation, the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nation and the WSANEC (Saanich) Nation.


Our member schools live and practice on a variety of Lands and Territories from coast to coast to coast, and we acknowledge here our gratitude for the stewards, ancestors and families on whose Traditional Lands we currently train. 

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Karate is for every body.


Wado Canada is an organization built on the principles of respect, loyalty, and integrity.


We operate schools from coast to coast to coast in Canada in an effort to work in alignment with these values and be welcoming and inclusive to all who wish to train with us.

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