Hombu Dojo


Chief Instructor Akira Sato, 9th Dan

The headquarters and main training hall (Hombu Dojo) for the B.C. Shito-Ryu SatoKai Association are located in Vancouver at the Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street.

Expert Instruction

This is the home dojo for the International Satokai chief instructor, Akira Sato, 9th Dan.

Sensei Sato has travelled to 41 countries for workshops and tournaments.

Sensei Sato and a team of experienced black belt instructors provide classes at all levels for both adults and children. Students very quickly master the skills necessary to advance through the various levels. Many Vancouver Shito-Ryu students excel in local, national and international tournaments.

Convenient Training Hours

Childrens Classes

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 11:30am

Vancouver Shito-Ryu provides specialized advice on dealing with and preventing bullying amongst children.

Adult classes

Monday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday & Friday: 7:00pm – 9:15pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 12:30pm

No Contracts to Sign

Monthly fees are only $65 for children and $75 for adults. There are no contracts to sign, and your first class is free with no obligation to join or sign up for other classes. Family rates and multi-month packages are also available. Students will be required to become members of Karate BC and the Satokai Organization. Annual fees for membership in these organizations are modest and are based on the student’s belt rank. It should be noted that, amongst other things, Karate BC provides insurance.


Shito-Ryu is one of the four major styles of Japan. Shito-Ryu Satokai remains true to the classical karate of feudal Okinawa. It combines two of the great traditions of karate – Shuri-te and Naha-te – and in Japan is considered to be the foremost at teaching kata – a series of offensive and defensive moves for dealing with multiple opponents. Although solidly rooted in centuries of tradition, Shito-Ryu also incorporates the modern discipline of sport karate.