Ottawa West Karate Dojo

Dojo History

Hashmat Khan (Sandan) established the Ottawa West Karate Dojo on September 18th, 2016, with the first practice held at the Van Lang Field House. The dojo is affiliated with Canada Shotokan Karate. Initially, practices were held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Soon afterwards, midday karate practices were offered at the Champlain Park Field House on Tuesdays and Thursdays. From Fall 2017 onward, the dojo location moved to the Dovercourt Recreation Centre, where kids, youth, and adult classes have since been offered on Sundays. During March-April 2018, the dojo organized an introductory karate clinic with five practices at the Bank of Canada. In February 2022, the dojo opened a new location at Carleton University. Classes for adults are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays between noon and 1 p.m. for all levels. Starting April 4th, classes will be offered on Thursdays between noon and 1 p.m. at the Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre (CDCC) at the corner of Lisgar/O’Connor in downtown Ottawa.

For more information on the lineage of Canada Shotokan Karate, follow this link to the lineage page on the Canada Shotokan Karate website.