JOIN JAPANESE KARATE TODAY
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.
Canada Open Karate Championships 2022
This year, the 5th annual Championships were held at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC.
Both our junior members and adults did an outstanding job and stepped up to the podium on multiple occasions. Our volunteers and referees also worked tirelessly to ensure that both days ran smoothly. A fantastic end to 2022!
What We Offer
Classes for All Ages
Opportunities to Compete Internationally
Soke Akira Sato
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.