Kōkkikan Dōjō is based out of Ki Fitness & Health in Courtenay, BC, accessible to all communities in and around the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Our (training hall) is a modest, private, traditional setting. All necessary training equipment is available (protective gear, striking pads, heavy bags, etc.), plus students have supervised access to a fully equipped fitness studio in the adjoining room. Kōkkikan Dōjō is a registered with the All Japan Karatedō Federation (JKF) Renbukai.

道場訓 Dōjō Kun (Dōjō Precepts)

全日本空手道連盟
All Japan Karatedō Federation
錬武会
Renbukai
克己館道場
Kōkkikan Dōjō
道場訓
Dōjō Kun
一、空手道は礼に始まり礼に終わることを忘れずに修業すべし
.
First, to practice , we must never forget that we always begin and end
with respect and courtesy.
一、空手道は、人の和を以って修業すべし
.
First, to practice karatedō, we must seek peace and harmony among all people.
一、空手道は、己に克つことに修業すべし
.
First, to practice karatedō, we must develop discipline and self-control.

礼儀 Reigi (Etiquette)

The goal is peace without incidence. Chōjun Miyagi –
Founder of Gōjū-ryū karate

Kōkkikan Dōjō is a traditional following the examples and teachings of instructors throughout time, both in Canada and Japan – we treat the traditions, space, and each other with respect.

  • Bow upon entering and exiting the practice area.
  • No shoes on the floor – practice is barefoot.
  • Everyone is responsible to ensure the is clean, tidy and safe at all times.
  • Address all black belt instructors as during class.
  • Address all green through brown belt instructors as during class.
  • Students green belt and up may be asked to teach a minimum of once/month.
  • Raise hand to ask a question during class.
  • Talking kept to a minimum – no profanity or abusive language.
  • No horseplay or roughhousing.
  • Shorts/athletic pants and t-shirt can be worn.
  • For continued practice a (uniform) is recommended.
  • All training attire kept clean.
  • No strong or offensive fragrances or smells.
  • No gum or jewelry (watches, rings, etc.).
  • Glasses can be worn, but contacts recommended if possible.
  • Fingernails and toenails kept short.
  • Hand protection supplied for non-contact sparring.
  • Cups and mouth-guards are not provided and are optional.
  • All cell phones turned off.

If you would like to come down for a tour of our , please contact us anytime to arrange a visit, or to schedule your free classes to give us a try!