BC’s longest-running karate club

Celebrating 52 years as a non-profit organization teaching karate-do in Nanaimo, BC


Find out where and when we train, and club dues. Access forms. Learn more about our style, Shotokan karate.


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


Celebrating our 52nd anniversary in 2022, 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)

Fall 2022 Training Schedule

We’re back at Departure Bay Elementary School gym as of Monday, September 12th. Children/youth and adult classes are being combined on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 (children can choose to train until 8 or 8:30, depending on attention span and interest). This is to allow parents/guardians and their kids to train together. Friday 7-8:30 will continueContinue reading “Fall 2022 Training Schedule”

Congratulations to Christian & Robyn!

Sempai Robyn successfully passed her nidan (2nd degree black belt) grading, which Christian is now Sempai Christian, after passing his shodan (1st degree black belt). Congratulations to you both!

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.


We’re a proud member of ShotoCanada.

Other Affiliations

Karate BC

Karate Canada