We believe in whole body wellness, and our classes reflect this. Our goal is to provide self-defense training and physical conditioning in a focused and disciplined environment, while ensuring our training strategy is applicable to the age group we are training.
Our Style Gōjū-ryū 剛柔流, (Japanese for "hard-soft style") is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Go which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques such as punching and kicks and linear movements; Ju which means soft refers to circular techniques for blocking and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws.
Major emphasis is given to breathing correctly with deep breathing from the stomach (hara). Goju-Ryu combines hard striking attacks with softer open hand circular techniques.
There is always something going on at White Tiger Martial Arts. View our events below, and on our Facebook page
Meeting for Parents
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Tim Horton NW Location
November 10th - November 12th
Grading Night - Regular classes cancelled
Location Okotoks Dojo
If you are unable to travel to okotoks please see us to arrange for transportation.
Times will be announced in invites
This will be a larger grading, please allocate enough time.
Come join us for our first Inter-Dojo tournament! Okotoks, Sylvan Lake & High River Clubs
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Come join us for our annual Karate Awards & Dinner at High River Inn.
Most classes are split by age (2-5, 5-7, 8-14, Adult), and Rank (Beginner, Yellow/Orange, Green/Blue, Brown/Adv)
Our Little Tigers program is designed to develop respect, focus, and physically fit children. We welcome children of all abilities and focus to attend. We understand that developing their abilities to follow instructions and participate enthusiastically in our classes will help them through their development.
Our Little Tigers Martial Arts programs help students improve their coordination, their confidence, and their self-discipline. They develop physically as they work with their qualified instructors who quickly become role models. Little Tigers also learn the importance of respect for self and others.
We believe in whole body wellness. Our goal is to provide self-defense training and physical conditioning in a focused and disciplined environment. Our Children’s Karate Program promotes the time honored principles of respect, discipline, perseverance, self control, and integrity, White Tiger Martial Arts Children’s Program results in a healthier body, a calmer spirit and a more focused mind which provides our children with the proper tools to succeed as teenagers and adults.
As parents, we have high hopes and aspirations for our children. Yet, we also have concerns, maybe even fears, about the sort of challenges and temptations our children face while pursuing their goals and maximum potential. At White Tiger Martial Arts, our programs are designed to train our students to set healthy, appropriate, and productive goals. Our students are properly trained to succeed in school, at home and in extracurricular activities. We provide families with more than just the valuable and timeless lessons inherent to martial arts training. We achieve results by focusing on three key areas: personal safety, character education, and health.
Our 8-14 class is structued to be more phsically demanding then our 5-7 class while still providing the appropriate amount of physical conditioning, focuse, and discipline. Our Children’s Karate Program promotes the time honored principles of respect, discipline, perseverance, self control, and integrity, White Tiger Martial Arts Children’s Program results in a healthier body, a calmer spirit and a more focused mind which provides our children with the proper tools to succeed as teenagers and adults.
We believe in whole body wellness. Our goal is to provide self-defense training and physical conditioning in a focused and disciplined environment.
The program that we offer is a traditional Japanese Goju Ryu Karate-do curriculum which will cover topics such as kihon (basic movements), kata (forms), bunkai (application of forms), goshin kumite (self defense), and kumite (sparring).
At White Tiger Martial Arts we specialize in Bo, Kama, Sai, Baston, Tonfa Kata and movements. From time to time we will introduce other training weapons such as knife and gun for self defense training. Senior students can also choose to specialize in a particular weapon as they progress through their belts and build their expertise.
Iaidō (居合道), abbreviated with iai (居合),is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.
Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (or saya), striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
Sensei has been training in Goju-Ryu Karate in June of 1986 and has been training for over 32 years.
Sempai Shelly has been training under Sensei Norm Maher since 1989 at the age of 7, and also has a 1st Dan in Kabudo
Some pictures from our events and dojo!