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Looking to learn self-defence? Improve your fitness level? Make lifelong friends?

We welcome you to try traditional Japanese karate! Our club was established in 1970 by our current Founder –  Sensei Akira Sato.

Sato Kai has students 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.


Happy 80th Birthday Sato Sensei!!

This month we held a celebration to mark this incredible occasion, with students from across Sensei’s 50+ years of practicing karate in Vancouver

What We Offer

Classes for All Ages

Friendship

Opportunities to Compete Internationally

Weapons

Fitness

FUN!

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.