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Traditional Okinawan Karate-dō classes in Edmonton

International Okinawan Shōrin-ryū Seibukan Karate-dō Association     

Karate in the pandemic

We believe that the ethics of karate obligate us to take care of each other and the community during the pandemic. This article explains why. As long the coronavirus is circulating widely in Edmonton and remains a serious threat, we will sustain strong protective measures against COVID.

We do this taking our lead from the head of Seibukan, Shimabukuro Hanshi, and follow the example of hombu (headquarters) dojo, where masks are mandated. 


N95 or better masks are required. We run a UV air purifier and a HEPA filter to clean the air. We have good ventilation and monitor for CO2 levels. We provide hand sanitizer. A short internet checklist must be submitted by each student before every class. We track local wastewater COVID signal. Finally, we are fortunate to know an international public health expert, and we follow his advice carefully.

News and website updates

Our hombu (headquarters dojo) and Shimabukuro Hanshi, who leads Seibukan, were featured in a recent commercial in Japan. I've translated the subtitles into English.

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