Membership in CSK

To begin your practice of karate at the Burnaby dojo, all you need to do is register at the dojo.

Kyu tests are held twice a year in April and November. There are no fees to participate in kyu tests. 

In order to practice at the Burnaby dojo, participate in kyu tests or other Canada Shotokan Karate (CSK) activities, you must be a member of CSK.

  • CSK membership dues are for each calendar year, and are $100 per year for non-black belts. However, for new members, the first year's dues are $75.
  • Furthermore, new members who join in the second half of the year will receive a further $25 discount from their second year's dues
The most important benefit of being a member in CSK is the opportunity to attend practices with Ohshima Sensei. Ohshima Sensei leads several practices a year at the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo in Santa Barbara, California.  Practices which are open to beginners include:
  • Kids practice (for kids and parents who are practicing) - typically held in June
  • Open practice after the Nisei Week Tournament - typically the Sunday following the first Saturday in August
  • Senior practice (white belts over 40 years old) - typically held in October
  • Last practice of the year with Ohshima Sensei - first Saturday in December
In addition, each year Ohshima Sensei leads a practice for women, brown belts, and black belts. 

While Santa Barbara is not a few minutes drive away, to receive instruction from the pre-eminent expert in the field of karate is worth the effort and expense of travel.  Those of us who have practiced for many years with Ohshima Sensei cannot adequately describe  the benefits we have received from his instruction.