Canada Open Karate Championships

December 2 – December 3, 2023

This year, the 6th annual Championships were held at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC.

To volunteer, just go the Volunteer Registration LINK below:VOLUNTER LINK- CANADA OPEN DECEMBER 2 – 3, 2023

We all look forward to December 2 – 3, 2023.

Shown below are photos from 2022.

For more pictures from the 2022 event, please click here.

Photography credit goes to BC Sport Karate Snaps, whose page can be found here



Congratulations to all competitors at the Sato Cup 2023 !  

Getting on the mats to compete is a victory every time! 

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SATO CUP 2023 OFFICIAL RESULTS November 16 – 2023



We would like to invite you, your friends, classmates and family to join our Sato Kai Karate Club. Our traditional Japanese karate club was established in 1970 by our current Founder –  Sensei Akira Sato.

Sato Kai has students aged from 5 to 80+ Years of age at all skill levels, from Beginner White Belt to Advanced Black Belt. We offer both private and group lessons.

First lesson is free.

What We Offer

Classes for All Ages


Opportunities to Compete Internationally




Soke Akira Sato
9th dan

In 2019, Soke Sato was honoured with a special Kudan (9th Dan) Certificate from two highly respected members of the advisory committee, Shihan Fumio Demura and Dr. David Suzuki. He is one of only a handful of practitioners in Canada to receive this rank.
On November 14, 2019, Shihan Fumio Demura presented Sensei Sato with this special certificate in recognition of his upcoming 50th year (2020) of karate in Canada.

Soke Sato has been recognized as an international leader in the development and promotion of the sport of karate. Following karate’s induction into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Soke received special recognition from the Japan Karate Federation alongside well-known names such as Teruyuki Okazaki. More details of this honor can be found here

To read more about our founder and his incredible journey, please click here.