Does  your child smile with confidence? At Canada’s Best Karate we are dedicated to building our student’s self esteem, confidence, discipline, and respect in our fun Karate atmosphere! We are offering a $20.00 2 week trial Which includes 2 weeks of  karate lessons and a free uniform! (value of $120.00). 


    Karate lessons in greater Victoria and Duncan

    When you join a Canada’s Best Karate School you become a member of a family environment that’s there to support you in achieving your goals. The great results that so many of our members have achieved is proof that our school delivers on its promise – to help you become the best person you can be!

    Boy practicing his punches in a CBK uniform

    Tots Program

    3-4 years: a fun and active class that introduces basic karate movements in a fun lesson environment designed to appeal to these young people. Developing listening skills and group interaction are the main focus here.

    Junior Karate

    5-12 years: Our structured karate classes are ideal for developing confident, discipline and focus in boys and girls. Our instructors engage each student by keeping them physically active and mentally focused. A fun and stimulating program that will benefit any child.


    13 years and up: It's never too late to change your life for the better. Whether its self defense training, improve your health and fitness, relieve stress or pursue a challenging activity, our karate lessons have something for everyone.


    Canada’s Best Karate programs can be started any time of the year. Because of the unique way we structure and organize our karate lessons and curriculum you can begin right away in a beginner class and not feel like you are behind the other students. It also means that you do not have to wait for a group of students or a certain time to advance to the next level.

    We evaluate all of our students on an individual basis so that when a students has demonstrated the required skills of their current level they can immediately move on to the next set of requirements. This means more personal attention and more enjoyment.

    If you’ve already looked at karate schools, you may have seen some that weren’t really set up for teaching kids. Your concern is valid – children studying martial arts have different needs than adults, yet some schools simply modify their adult courses and call them ‘children’s karate.’

    At Canada’s Best™ Karate, we have developed specialized programs for karate instruction in different age groups to ensure that the learning exercises are fun and safe. Your child learns and practices in a physical and philosophical environment that also emphasizes their safety. It begins with strict discipline within the dojo, or training gym, where our instructors discourage showmanship and egotism, promoting camaraderie and mutual respect. It’s completed with a K2000 Safety Floor and other padded equipment that reduce accident risk during training.

    Today’s parents are learning a new vocabulary. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders are being diagnosed in children under 13 years old by many paediatricians and psychologists. Parents are looking for alternatives to drugs, such as Rydalin, to help their children focus and concentrate in school. And many Canada’s Best Karate parents are finding that their children are learning to control their emotional reactions and concentrate longer in school due to participating in karate lessons. This increased performance has been linked to the combined mind and body training that is integral to karate.

    Helping children diagnosed with ADD, Autism and other learning disorders involves getting a team together, including doctors and educators, to guide parents towards finding solutions that work for their child’s unique situation. Canada’s Best Karate is proud to be included on many such “teams”. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s unique challenges.

    The best way to determine if your child is ready to begin a martial arts program is to have them actually try a class and see how they respond.

    Our instructors will assess your child during their trial classes and will let you know if and when they can be accepted into the CBK program. Don’t worry, if they are not ready, we will tell you and also recommend when we think you should bring them back to try again. We want you to feel comfortable in your decision to join Canada’s Best Karate, whenever that time may be.

    There are many types and styles of martial arts offered at various clubs throughout the city. While the names vary – karate, tae kwon do, ju jitsu, judo – the type of techniques taught can range from striking (punching and/or kicking), throwing and takedowns, grappling and submission moves.

    At Canada’s Best Karate we feel that the best martial art combines the elements of effective self-defence within an environment that helps develop strong character – Confidence, Respect and Discipline. That is why our curriculum is comprised of elements from both traditional karate and modern kickboxing, judo and ju jitsu as well as wrestling and grappling.

    Equally as important is how the techniques are taught. Our certified Black Belt instructors know how to keep kids focused and having fun while ensuring they progress at a pace that encourages further effort. Combine that with our wide selection of training equipment for every person in class and you get a program that will keep your child having fun for years to come!

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    Kristi Savoy
    Kristi Savoy
    My son has absolutely loved being a part of the dojo with CBK! He is thriving and looks forward to class every day that he has class!
    Rosie Gibson
    Rosie Gibson
    My little was scared to start Karate, but Sensei Leigh was so warm and welcoming and made the orientation process so comforting and easy. My little is now so excited for every class, and to show us everything learnt. Each sensei is so great with the kids. Wonderful dojo for a kiddo that was scared at first and now has grown in confidence 1000%
    C T
    C T
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I walked in last February expecting to sign my son up for the summer. We were greeted with open arms and enthusiasm. Participated in class that day and have never regretted it. My son (Autistic) has loved every second of it. Shihan Leigh has helped him gain self confidence and has an ability to connect with these kids immediately that really put my son at ease. Sempais have been wonderful too, my son looks up to them so much and really enjoys his time with them. Thanks to the CBK family. We are so glad we found you. UPDATE August 2023 Still going strong and enjoying every visit. CBK does a wonderful job of really getting the kids going and challenging themselves. Easily the best activities we’ve been in. My kid looks forward to every visit and is always exited to learn the next moves. Get your kids down here ASAP!
    Angela Pérez
    Angela Pérez
    Our son Felipe started at CBK a couple of months ago and we have seen his evolution in terms of concentration and discipline. He feels very happy and he is always motivated to receive his karate classes. We love the kindness and familiarity with which Shihan Leigh and his group of instructors always receive our son and all the children in the Dojo. Super recommended Canada's Best Karate.
    Melanie Hammond
    Melanie Hammond
    The instructors are excellent! Their young teachers are really great role models. The atmosphere is friendly. The kids are learning physical, social, and emotional skills. The dedication and care I’ve seen from Shihan and his team makes me very grateful that my son attends his dojo.
    Matthew Cormier
    Matthew Cormier
    CBK is fantastic for children and adults. My son has built confidence and discipline while getting a great workout. I get a great workout and have been amazed at the welcoming environment created by Shihan Leigh and the team.
    Nola Randall
    Nola Randall
    My son loves going to class each time! Great discipline and respect is taught here.
    Kelsey Patterson
    Kelsey Patterson
    I'm so grateful for having found Canada's Best Karate. It has been the best thing for my child, who I've never seen more focused, regulated, and motivated to work hard and do well. Thanks Shihan for running an amazing program!

    6 Locations to serve you


    Royal Oak
    4442 West Saanich Rd #201 Victoria, BC
    Tel: (250) 475-2234


    3055 Scott Street Victoria, BC
    Tel: (250) 472-3101


    2455 Millstream Rd #105 Victoria, BC
    Tel: (250) 590-3553


    777 Canada Ave Duncan, BC
    Tel: (250) 597-2204


    904b Esquimalt Rd Victoria, BC
    Tel: (778) 557-8550


    2197 Otter Point Road Sooke, BC

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    A pleased parent explains how his son’s karate lessons have improved many aspects of his life. Check out the video to the left, then fill in our form here to book your trial! Can’t wait to see you in class!

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