Seiwa Kai Canada
Seiwa Kai Canada is lead by Daihyo Shihan Isao Yabunaka, 8th dan Hanshi. He was a direct student of Gogen Yamaguchi. In 1972, he founded the first North American branch of Seiwa Kai in Vancouver. Seiwa Kai Canada now has 9 member dojos across Canada and two in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Canadian Headquarters (Honbu) Dojo
The Dojo in Ingersoll was founded by Shihan Isao Yabunaka in 1989. It is dedicated to teaching and developing excellence in the art of Goju Ryu Karate, teaching students and instructors from across Canada.
The concentration, commitment and dedication required help build a strong, confident, and determined character with special emphasis on personal values such as honesty, respect, discipline and self-esteem. The challenge of training builds “Bushido Spirit”, a non-quitting spirit, a special kind of self-discipline that can be applied to every aspect of your life, whether at home, at school, or at work.
With Shihan Yabunaka as the Chief Instructor, Seiwa Kai Ingersoll is the headquarters dojo of all Seiwa Kai dojos in Canada. It is the only dojo in Ingersoll that is a member of Ontario Karate Federation – the official governing body of Karate in Ontario; Karate Canada; and the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Goju Kai.