Our Approach

Ottawa Shotokan Karate Family Club is a not-for-profit martial arts club dedicated to learning traditional martial art of Shotakan karate with an emphasis on physical fitness and self-defence in a safe, stress-free family-friendly environment. The club has roots with the Nam Karate Do - Kingston's Karate-Aikido School, and its leader, Kyoshi Hamid Nam, a 7th dan student of Master Takemasa Okuyama.

Karate Black Belt
Karate by the Sea
Martial Arts Class
Karate Practice
Practicing Martial Arts
Karate Class Outdoors
 

Team

Where the Passion Begins

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Dominique Gendron

Lead Instructor

Sensei Dominique is an experienced 3rd dan black belt instructor with more than 20 years of experience in Shotokan karate.

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Robert Naud

Lead Instructor/Administrator

Sensei Robert is a 3nd dan black belt instructor who started his karate training more than 17 years ago as a student of Kyoshi Hamid Nam.