Head Sensei Renshi Adrian Robichaud first started practicing karate at the age of 11. He has studied various styles of karate over the years. He is a practising doctor of chiropractic at Robichaud Chiropractic & Orthotics in Oshawa with over 25 years of martial arts training. He believes that you can benefit from karate from the very first class. He accomplishes this by teaching practical techniques from day one. He has a shodan (black belt) in Go Ju Ryu karate and a go dan (fifth degree black belt) in Shorin Ryu Karate. He has obtained the title Renshi (Exhaulted Teacher). He has also trained in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.
As a chiropractor he has a thorough understanding of the human body and he uses this to enhance the safety and effectiveness of his instruction. He enjoys teaching students of all ages.
Our other instructors include Sensei Margaret Scora (2nd degree black belt), Joshua Shetler (3rd degree black belt) and Louie Givelas (3rd degree black belt).
Other active black belts include David Morris (3rd degree), Joseph Thamir (2nd degree) and Pablo Mercado (1st degree).
Other black belt graduates include Nicholas Mashonas (2nd degree), Evan McWhirter (2nd degree), Mati Saar (2nd degree), Peter Oakes (2nd degree), Paul Everitt (1st degree), Jennifer Scora (1st degree), Karen Scora (1st degree), Christian Cowling (1st degree) and Roman Barton (1st degree).
We provide a roughly 1000 square foot fully matted, clean and bright training area. There are large mirrors to help you improve your technique. You are welcome to observe your children practicing karate.
We teach effective self-defense. We also focus on the art of karate-do emphasizing kata (forms), traditional martial arts weapons training (kobudo), basics, character development, sparring and physical fitness. Whitby Karate was established in 2008 and teaches Shorin Matsubyashi Ryu karate-do, a traditional martial art, which was developed in Okinawa, Japan by Shoshin Nagamine.. Your first two classes are free! Contact us for details. Email us from the contact us page find out more about us! Just click on the "find out more" button.
We are proud members of the World Kobudo Federation located in Ottawa, Ontario. The World Kobudo Federation has member dojos in 32 countries around the world. To learn more go to www.worldkobudo.org .