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  • Cornwall ShinKyokushin Karate (Sempai Vu's new dojo) is having an OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, August 19th, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Benson Centre, in Cornwall, Ontario (only an hour from the west island of Montreal).  Everyone is welcome (all ages and ranks).  Shihan John and many of his Sempais will be there.  Let's show up in big numbers to support one of our own and help launch Sempai Vu's brand new dojo!  Please email Shihan John ASAP to let him know if you plan to attend and whether you will be staying for the post-training dinner.  Thank you.  Osu!

  • West Island Karate / Karate de L'Ile has been invited to appear at KIDSFEST this year!  It will take place in the Fairview Shopping Centre parking lot on Sunday, August 27th and is always a huge event.  We will have a kiosk under the big tent with videos of our students.  A team of our students will also be performing several demonstrations throughout the day.  Come out to support and cheer on our WIK/KDL team.  It's going to be a fun day for the entire family.

  • We are now on our SUMMER SCHEDULE until further notice.  At Karaté de L'Île on Mondays and Wednesdays, there will be one KIDS class (all ages and levels) at 6 pm and the TEEN/ADULT class will take place at 7 pm.  On Saturdays, there will be one KIDS class at 9 am (all ages and levels) and the TEEN/ADULT class will start at 10 am.  The Beaconsfield dojo is now CLOSED for the summer.  Sempai Alain's Tuesday/Thursday classes are cancelled for the summer after Canada Day.  Sempai Kimm's Friday classes are also cancelled for the summer.

  • West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île is very proud to announce that Sensei John has earned his Godan.  He participated in last week's yudansha shinsa (black belt grading) which followed the 6th World Karate Championship in Weight Categories in Astana, Kazakhstan.  The grading took place at Burabay Lake in Kazakhstan and was overseen by Kancho Kenji Midori and several other high level Shihans of WKO Shinkyokushinkai.  In typically humble fashion, Sensei John wanted to keep it a secret until he had first shared the news with his students (whom he considers his extended family) at the dojo.  This has been a very long time coming (he earned his Yondan in December of 2006...10 and a half years ago).  He has been training now for over 28 years, running his own dojo and teaching for the past 20 of those years.  As a Yondan, Sensei John made some personal sacrifices by becoming an independent dojo for five years before joining the WKO two years ago.  By becoming an independent dojo, he sacrificed his ability to be promoted in order to be able to freely train with others, regardless of organization, so that he could improve his own karate and pass on that newly garnered knowledge and experience to his students.  Sensei John has always put his students first so that he could help them achieve their goals.  So all of us at West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île are beyond thrilled to see Sensei do something for himself and finally achieve one of his own personal goals.  The entire dojo is very happy and extremely proud of him for reaching this milestone.  Omedetou gozaimashita (congratulations) Shihan John (wow...that's going to take some getting used to for those of us who have been calling him Sensei for the past 10 to 20 years :-)).  OSU Shihan!  Click here to see all of the photos from the grading (photos by WKO Shinkyokushinkai).

  • Congratulations to Sempai Kimm, Sempai Benoit and Sempai Yannick for some great fights at the 6th World Karate Championship in Weight Categories in Astana, Kazakhstan.  You faced some very challenging competitors (Sempai Kimm's opponent in the first round went on to win the women's light-heavyweight division) and you should be very proud of your performances and the hard work you put in to compete at the world level.  Omedetou gozaimashita Sempais.  We're all very proud of you!  Osu!

  • On Saturdays, please bring running shoes (plus a hat and sunscreen if desired) from now on.  We will be training outdoors during the summer whenever weather permits.

  • If you were graded to a new level, please see Sensei ASAP to pay the grading fee if you have not already done so.  Thank you.

  • Click here and login to Facebook to see 48 NEW PHOTOS of the Advanced Kids Grading (courtesy of your humble webmaster).  Join our West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île Facebook Group to see these photos, get the very latest news on our dojo, and view exclusive content not available on our website.  Enjoy!

  • Click here and login to Facebook to see 54 NEW PHOTOS of the Intermediate/Advanced Adult Grading (courtesy of your humble webmaster).  Join our West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île Facebook Group to see these photos, get the very latest news on our dojo, and view exclusive content not available on our website.  Enjoy!

  • Click here and login to Facebook to see 165 NEW PHOTOS of the June 3rd Beginner/Intermediate Kids Grading (courtesy of your humble webmaster).  Join our West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île Facebook Group to see these photos, get the very latest news on our dojo, and view exclusive content not available on our website.  Enjoy!

  • Click here and log in to Facebook to see 131 NEW PHOTOS of the May 25th classes at our Beaconsfield dojo which have been posted on our Facebook group (courtesy of your humble webmaster).  Join our West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île Facebook Group to see these photos, get the very latest news on our dojo, and view exclusive content not available on our website.  Enjoy!

  • Please click here to download the latest dojo newsletter from Sensei John.  It contains important details for all of the upcoming dojo events this summer.


Welcome to
WEST ISLAND KARATE ® / KARATÉ DE L'ÎLE

West Island Karate ® and Karaté de L'Île are martial arts schools located in Beaconsfield and Île-Perrot, respectively, on the west island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (also serving Pincourt, Kirkland, Pierrefonds, Pointe-Claire and Dollard-des-Ormeaux).  The dojo (school) was founded by Shihan John Kalaidopoulos (5th Dan) in 1997.  West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île hosts the West Island Karate Championships, our annual tournament for juniors and adults which is one of the premier events of its kind in Canada.  We teach Kyokushin Karate the traditional way in a friendly, family-oriented environment with an emphasis on technique, physical fitness, and the building of the mind and spirit.  While always having fun and being challenged, our students learn much more than a respected martial art and self-defense.  They also learn invaluable lessons which can be applied to every aspect of their lives, now and in the future.  This is the Kyokushin way.

 

The West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île website serves several purposes:

  1. To convey what West Island Karate and Karaté de L'Île are all about and to show that we are not just any typical karate dojo...our spirit, knowledge and sense of community set us apart.

  2. To act as a bulletin board for our students and their families by announcing news and upcoming events

    Please note that you can go directly to "News and Events" at any time by clicking on the  Karaté de L'Île / West Island Karate patch at the bottom of every page of our site.

  3. To help students (and the public in general) learn more about Kyokushin karate by supplementing their knowledge of techniques, terminology, etiquette and Kyokushin philosophy.

 

We appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have to help us improve our site, so please feel free to drop us a line.  Thank you for your time and we hope you enjoy your visit.  Osu!


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