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.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is designed to purify the body and still the mind. The practice is characterized by Vinyasa, the coordination of movement with breath from posture to posture.
“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 Degree Black Belt
Times and Locations to fit your schedule
King Edward Park 8008-81 Street
Yoga 6:00 pm
Karate all ranks 7:30 pm
Westwood Unitarian Church 11135-65 Ave.
Karate all ranks 6:00 pm
Karate seniors 7:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804-119 St.
Yoga 9:00 am
Karate all ranks 10:30 am
I’ve come to trust the healing and cleansing power of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. After many years of chronic pain, this practice has given me strength and confidence. The structure and consistency of my morning practice, especially the connection to the breath, stays with me for my whole day. As Patabhi Jois said, ‘Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga makes the impossible possible, and the possible easy.’”
- Jennifer Bustin, Yoga Association of Alberta, certified Yoga teacher
Northern River Karate School, 4th Degree Black Belt