Welcome to Bedford West Shotokan Karate. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the practical application of Shotokan Karate.

The club is instructed by Sensei Andy Allen, 7th degree black belt and Jake Crawford, 6th degree black belt and was opened in September 2016. Ryan McGuire and Felicia Strickland (both 3rd degree black belts) also assist in teaching classes.

BWSK is a member of International Shotokan Karate Federation with over 300 members and 7 dojos in Nova Scotia.

The kanji to the right reads, 'On Ko Chi Shin' which translates to 'study the old to understand the new'. At BWSK, our focus is on effective old school applications of modern karate. Read more about us...

Why train at BWSK?

  • Practical self defense
  • fitness
  • welcoming environment

What will you learn?

  • kata and how to apply it for practical self defense
  • striking skills: punching, open hand strikes, kicks, knees, elbows
  • throwing
  • clinch work
  • basic ground work