About Us

The Grimsby Recreational Karate Club has been in operation for over 40 years in the small community of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. The head instructor, Lisa Robinson, is a 6th degree black belt in Shorinji Karate and a 1st degree black belt in Aikijutsu. Other instructors in our Club have many years of experience as well. We teach traditional martial arts and our focus is developing a sixth sense in defense while building confidence and character. We offer karate, sparring, traditional weapons, Aikijutsu and Tai Chi. Grimsby Recreational Karate is a member of Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International.

Dojo Kun

TO SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER. BE FAITHFUL. ENDEAVOUR. RESPECT OTHERS. REFRAIN FROM ALL VIOLENT ACTION. Traditional Martial Arts is just as much about the mind as it is about the physical elements. One of the most important elements of Martial Arts is to learn how to avoid having to use your physical fighting skills. This is the first step in self defense. Karate emphasizes respect for one self and for others. Karate is a lifelong journey of learning, being challenged and experiencing. Karate focuses on the virtues surrounding how we treat ourselves and how we treat others - respect for oneself and for others. Respect for oneself begins when no one is watching. It is about sincerity (honesty in your word); veracity (truthfulness in action); humility; honor and courage; living up to one's responsibilities; and integrity - all virtues that establish one's character. Karate represents a focus on inner strength, self control, and self discipline as opposed to simply outer strength. This internal balance allows one to strategize and remain rational and focused in very stressful situations. Once you gain this inner strength it follows that you gain a significant amount of outer strength, both actual and in the way others perceive you. This is illustrated in self confidence, but without ego.
Les Myers
I started at Grimsby Karate a long time ago because it was the thing to do and my friends were going...Read More
Steven Wise
I joined the Grimsby Recreational Karate Club about six years ago, after a 10 year hiatus in the martial arts...Read More
Warren Buikema
I joined the Grimsby Recreational Karate Club to learn self defense...Read More
Nicky & Shannon Gratton
Seven years ago we were looking for an activity for our sons and Grimsby Recreational Karate Club was recommended to us by a friend...Read More
Riley Fyfe
For me, the Dojo is a great place to learn, socialize with fellow Martial Artists, and relax after a long day of school and work...Read More
John Korpa
I joined the Grimsby recreational Karate Club when I was 6 years old, mainly because I wanted to learn what I was seeing on television...Read More
Rosemary White
I am so glad I joined the Grimsby Recreational Karate Club 20 years ago it is through this club that I have learned self defense, self respect and self worth...Read More
Nick McCarthy
The Grimsby Recreational Karate Club has changed my view of Karate...Read More
Paul Drotos
I'm confident, happy with my life, and know I have a future ahead of me. It's no exaggeration to say I owe all of that to Grimsby Recreational Karate...Read More
Rita Middleton
I am so thrilled that six years ago I made the choice to join Grimsby Recreational Karate Club (and the Zen Bei Butoku Kai International Organization)...Read More

Feature Video

Grimsby Recreational Karate Overview Sensei Lisa Robinson describes her thoughts and feelings about the Grimsby Recreational Karate club. She also shares some of her experience and thoughts on Karate.

Hours & Pricing

Monday Evenings
  • 6:00pm - 6:45 Advanced class for children and teens - Weapons and sparring
  • 7:00 - 7:45 - All ages - Juijitsu and sparring
  • 7:25 - 7:55 - All ages - Tai Chi
  • 8:00 - 9:00 - Teens and adults - Karate
Wednesday Evenings
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - Children’s karate (12 and under)
  • 7:25 - 7:55 - All ages - Tai Chi
  • 8:00 - 9:00 - Teens and adults - Karate

News & Media

  • Local karate club assists with confidence, discipline and health
    At Grimsby Recreational Karate in Grimsby, Sensei Eileen Denis has been teaching youth and adults in the Grimsby community for 40 years. Her approach to the art of karate teaches both children and adults self-confidence and respect through martial arts training… Read More
    -Niagara This Week

  • It’s about exercise and self-discipline, says long-time member
    news1I am so thrilled that six years ago I made the choice to join Grimsby Recreational Karate Club (and the Zen Bei Butoku Kai International Organization). I believe that when the general public hears the word ‘Karate’ they think ‘violence’. I certainly didn’t get into Karate for the violence. For me, it is more about the exercise; the self-discipline; the personal challenge. Our traditional martial arts dojo is an encouraging, limited contact environment where we want people to develop their self-defence skill sets and learn what it truly means to be a martial artist… Read More
    -Grimsby Lincoln News

  • Karate Kids stay the course
    Marc Millard was an energetic child, with the kind of energy that often proves problematic for young children. In kindergarten he was often finding himself in conflict with teachers and classmates… Read More
    -Niagara This Week

  • High-caliber Grimsby Karate Club brings home trophies from Detroit
    The local club recently competed in a tournament within their organization, the Zen Bei Butoku-kai held in Michigan on October 22. Local clubs in attendance and having affiliation with the Zen Bei Butoku-kai were the Lincoln Martial Arts and the St. Catharines Martial Arts Centre… Read More
    -Niagara This Week

Contact

(905) 988-2213 or (905) 563-4541

Les Myers

I started at Grimsby Karate a long time ago because it was the thing to do and my friends were going. Besides self defense I have learned patience, endurance, self awareness and respect for all things. I now try to pass this along to each and every student. If any student learns any of what we try to teach here it will make them a better person now and in their future. I know it has made me a better person. Thank you

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Steven Wise

I joined the Grimsby Recreational Karate Club about six years ago, after a 10 year hiatus in the martial arts. I found Sensei Robinson a very knowledgeable and approachable instructor. All the instructors and students at the club were very patient with me and extremely helpful. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Training again on a regular basis after such a long absence has significantly improved my focus, concentration, flexibility and over-all health. The Tai chi, Ju jit tsu and Karate programs have been wonderful outlets for me in reducing day to day stress and have been fundamental in assisting me in feeling much more calm and centered in dealing with day to day tasks. I would highly recommend this school for anyone who is interested in improving their physical fitness and reducing work related stress. I have certainly experienced the benefits, first hand from this traditional form of martial arts training.

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Warren Buikema

I joined the Grimsby Recreational Karate Club to learn self defense. My uncle who is a black belt also trained with this club years ago and inspired me to join.

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Nicky & Shannon Gratton

Seven years ago we were looking for an activity for our sons and Grimsby Recreational Karate Club was recommended to us by a friend. We were extremely impressed with the teaching methods and level of expertise and knowledge of all the Sensei’s at the club. Not only were our boys being taught self-defense but they were also being taught confidence, self-discipline and respect for themselves and others in a positive environment. Both boys have learnt to be patient and work hard to achieve their goals, which we truly believe traditional Martial Arts has played a big part in. We were so impressed with the club that we joined too and have not looked back. Martial Arts has become a very important part of our family life.

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Riley Fyfe

For me, the Dojo is a great place to learn, socialize with fellow Martial Artists, and relax after a long day of school and work. At the Dojo, I always feel welcomed when I come to train. The energy at the Dojo is always so high, and gives you a great feeling. The instruction is top of the line, and once you join us, you’ll never consider going back. Karate has become a huge part of my life, and I wouldn’t be the person I am, if it wasn’t for Karate.

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John Korpa

I joined the Grimsby recreational Karate Club when I was 6 years old, mainly because I wanted to learn what I was seeing on television. Little did I know how much more there was to learn. Over the past 7 years, I have learned many skills, such as manners, humility, and most of all patience, to name a few. I do not know where I would be without the martial arts, and the great people I have met because of it.

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Rosemary White

I am so glad I joined the Grimsby Recreational Karate Club 20 years ago it is through this club that I have learned self defense, self respect and self worth. Many people think it is about fighting and belts, but it is more about a way of living. As Sensei Richard Kim said “Karate is an are, a martial art, and not a sport. It is part of what the Japanese call “budo” the “way of the warrior” It is practiced as a way of life”

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Nick McCarthy

The Grimsby Recreational Karate Club has changed my view of Karate. I joined to only learn punches and kicks. I stayed because the have taught me respect, confidence and control.

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Paul Drotos

I’m confident, happy with my life, and know I have a future ahead of me. It’s no exaggeration to say I owe all of that to Grimsby Recreational Karate. Karate is so much more than knowing the moves, it also is a great excercise for the mind, and it helps, it seems, in every aspect of my life.

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Rita Middleton

I am so thrilled that six years ago I made the choice to join Grimsby Recreational Karate Club (and the Zen Bei Butoku Kai International Organization). I believe that when the general public hears the word ‘Karate’ they think ‘violence’. I certainly didn’t get into Karate for the violence. For me, it is more about the exercise; the self-discipline; the personal challenge. Our traditional martial arts dojo is an encouraging, limited contact environment where we want people to develop their self-defence skill sets and learn what it truly means to be a martial artist.

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