Ogawa Family Karate | Kids 5+ | Teens | Adults

About Us

Ogawa Family Karate

Ogawa Family Karate offers safe, professional programs in traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate for children, teens and adults. We believe in teaching exceptional karate, which means teaching exceptional character. Here, we focus on imperative life skills paired with necessary self-defense and fun, nurturing lesson plans.

We Build

Character • Respect • Teamwork • Confidence • Discipline


Ogawa Family Karate is a proud member of IOGKF, the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Federation under Higaonna Sensei. Being a member of IOGKF ensures that all our instructors are properly trained and continue to improve their own martial arts training on a regular basis. IOGKF is committed to preserving the intangible cultural treasure of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do, which has been passed down to us in its original form from one generation to the next.

For more information please visit www.iogkf.ca

Sensei Kate

Sensei Kate has over 22 years of karate experience, and is a student under Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura, World Chief Instructor of IOGKF. She has taught karate to children and adults alike, and currently holds a Sandan in Goju Ryu.


Combining physical fitness with goals to be reached and friends to do it alongside, karate makes being active fun for everyone!


At Ogawa Family Karate, we focus on development of lifelong skills like responsibility, leadership, and respect - not just punching and kicking.


Self defense is a skill every adult and child needs; this world becomes less safe every day, and the only way to stay safe is to ensure you can take care of yourself.


IOGKF, the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Federation, was founded in 1979 by Master Morio Higaonna, and now has over 75,000 members in 55 different countries.

Why Us?

Our Classes

  • JBBT

    JBBT: Jr. Black Belts In Training! This class builds on Little Dragons, with a more fast paced class that works on strength, confidence, memory retention, listening and more. here to see more on our programs. Maximum age for this class is not set in stone! Kids will move into the IBBT class when they are ready.
  • IBBT

    IBBT: Intermediate Black Belts in Training! This class for older kids works on confidence, coordination, memory, physical fitness, technique and the history of IOGKF and karate. Like JBBT, the age for this class is not set in stone. Teens will move into Adults Class when they are ready.
  • Adults

    Our small adults classes focus on technique, fitness, strength training, and traditional Japanese class structure. Come try out a class for free!

Contact Us

Address: Ridgeway, Ontario

Located in the People's Memorial United Church Hall [Side Door Entrance]

356 Ridge Rd N Ridgeway, ON

L0S 1N0

Phone Number: 289-271-9822

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