The Edmonton Northern River Karate School Association (ENRKSA) is a non-profit
society that has supported community service and weekly classes in traditional
practices for over 20 years in Edmonton.
The martial arts classes are unique and powerful. Unlike many martial arts schools,
sport is not the focus. The curriculum leads to black belt certification in Uechi Ryu
Karate Do, a Chinese/Okinawan system with ancient ties to Crane, Tiger, and Dragon
Kung Fu styles.
The Yoga taught here is the transformative Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga style with classes
alternating between instructor led and Mysore(self-paced) formats. Strong emphasis is placed on control of the breath and fluid rhythmic movement. Students may take yoga classes only or pair them with karate training.
“It is not good enough in a karate-do school to be a good fighter. enlightenment means growing up - we practice to know ourselves better, to bring clarity and peace to every aspect of our lives, and to take full responsibility for ourselves.”
- Sensei Ken Read, Northern River Karate School, 6th Dan
The Edmonton Northern River Yoga And Karate School welcomes you!
We are a local Edmonton non-profit association with a unique program. We offer a combined yoga and karate curriculum that promotes life long fitness and can enhance speed, balance, power and body awareness.
The school offers both recurring monthly membership and drop in classes that include both the yoga and karate programs. Our classes are small and friendly and feature plenty of opportunity for personal attention from our experienced instructors. The styles taught here are Ashtanga Yoga and Uechi Ryu Karate.
If you have a question that is not answered on the site please visit the contact page to call or email an instructor directly.
We hope to see you in class!