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"I am a student of the Edmonton Northern River Karate and Yoga School because of the how the people, the practice and the curriculum act as the most positive foundations in my life.  I feel supported and respected whenever I step into the dojo.  It is a deeply personal journey to study Uechi-Ryu Karate-do, but the instructors and fellow students make it a highly rewarding one."- Mark Ellis, Northern River Member,3rd Degree Black Belt, and Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

"I have been a student at Northern River Karate School for almost 16 years. It's a community of martial study that offers much more than exercise and self-defense instruction. You'll get a workout for sure, but you'll quickly find that Uechi-Ryu Karate and Ashtanga Yoga are deep, complex, and rewarding practices that challenge the mind and the heart as well as the body."  JW

"This is one of the best karate schools I have ever participated - I have practiced martial arts for many years all around Europe - Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia and Germany. One can obtain highly practical and very deep knowledge of Uechi ryu Karate, and I can only strongly recommend this school  to everybody who values authentic Okinawa martial arts." B.N.

"I have been a member of this school for just over 2 years. I have moved to St. Albert and still make the trip as I know I won't find this type of teaching and training anywhere else. The philosophy of this school is second to none." D.N.

"Great people, great environment. Everyone is very positive, friendly, and welcoming. It is all about focusing on your personal practice and improving yourself. Highly recommend this school for adults (kids can go too!) trying Karate for the first time. Also they have Ashtanga yoga to complement the karate making it a well rounded school."  D. J.

"Best karate school in Edmonton. Integrates yoga and qi gong seamlessly." D.W.

Adult Karate Student Testimonials