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The Genbukai Canada teaches the Shito-Ryu system of karate of Master Demura. Our organization is currently comprised of 18 dojos throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. Our current membership consists of approximately 1000 members. The director and chief instructor of the Genbukai Canada is Cameron Steuart, Roku-Dan, whose dojo is located in Lloydminster, Alberta.

The Shito-Ryu Genbukai of Canada was founded in 1985 and has provided traditional karate and Kobudo instruction since that time.

Prior to this, Steuart had spent two years in Japan studying karate and Muso Shinden Ryu Iai-do. In 1984, he returned to Canada and established his dojo.

In March of 2015 Steuart received the rank of Roku-Dan in Shito-Ryu karate from Shihan Demura. In addition to karate-do and Iai-do, Steuart and other Genbukai instructors also teach Ryuku Kobudo (weaponry).

Genbukai Canada has many senior instructors knowledgeable not only in karate, but other martial arts such as kobudo and Iai-do. Some dojos offer instruction in these various martial arts while some focus primarily upon karate.

Genbukai Canada offers a wide variety of instructional opportunities to its members, including tournaments, seminars, and special training events. We also travel to California to train at Shihan Demura’s dojo on an annual basis, as well as tours to Japan every second year.

Individuals interested in studying traditional Shito-Ryu karate as well as Ryukyu kobudo and Iaido are encouraged to visit one of our locations to see what the Genbukai of Canada has to offer. For further information, please e-mail us.

Last Updated: March 21, 2015