BC’s longest-running karate club

Celebrating 50 years as a non-profit organization teaching karate-do in Nanaimo, BC


Find out where and when we train, including out COVID-19 safety plan. Learn more about our style, Shotokan karate.


Meet our current instructors, our board, and the people who built the club.


Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2020, NSKA is the longest-running karate club in B.C.

Seek perfection of character.

Be faithful.


Respect others.

Refrain from violent behaviour.

Karate-do is a lifetime study.

shotokan Dojo kun (precepts)

Return to Departure Bay Elementary School

As of Wednesday, 9 February 2022, we’re back at Departure Bay Elementary School. Please see the updated COVID plan for return-to-school protocols. Our normal training times continue, although we’re still not returning to Doubles nights, in which adults and juniors train together.

Winter 2022 Schedule

As of today, January will see us still training at Departure Bay Activity Center. The schedule is as follows: January 06 to March 30 2022JUNIORS Monday 6:30 – 7:30 Thursday 6:45 – 7:45   **note the 6:45!!SENIORS Monday, Thursday 7:30 – 9 Friday 7-8:30 ** We will let you know more about Thursdays and arriving whileContinue reading “Winter 2022 Schedule”

Grading Promotions

Congratulations to all those in our junior and adult clubs who graded on Dec. 8th. You all did wonderfully, and we’re so happy to see you wearing your new colours!


We’re a proud member of ShotoCanada.

Other Affiliations

Karate BC

Karate Canada