Our mission is to create a supportive environment where students can be their best selves.
We would like every person that enters our dojo to leave feeling better than when they arrived.
Mark Yates, Head Instructor
Shihan Mark Yates has been teaching for over 40 years and has worked with students with a spectrum of abilities. Every student has the potential to be a great martial artist, and Shihan will help you see it in yourself.
Tamara Yates, 4th Dan Black Belt
Sensei T is a new resident in the Elmira, Ontario area and will be your lead instructor at the Elmira dojo. Teaching karate for over 15 years, she focuses on running a fun and safe class for her students.
Paula Dingelstad, 3rd Dan Black Belt
Sensei Paula is a 3rd Dan Black Belt and is a calm and focused presence in the dojo.
Try an intro lesson
You can start with a free orientation lesson to decide if our program is right for you. If you sign up for our program you will get a FREE uniform.
Learn More About The Programs
Our youngest students will have fun and develop new skills in our classes. Karate won't just improve their physical abilities, like balance and coordination. It is also a great way to develop discipline and focus.
Our kids' karate program will help improve coordination, balance, and flexibility, while teaching discipline, focus, and self-defense. It is also a great way to make new friends and provide an outlet for energy.