Ken Benson is the first karate coach/instructor to be recognized as a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) by Coaches of Canada. This organization works in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Athletics Canada, and is the only organization that grants official designations in the field of coaching in Canada.
The ChPC designation is conferred on coaches with a minimum of NCCP Level 4 (international level) and continued work in their sport. Ken Benson has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Committee and has taught at the National Coaching Institute.
Start your karate training in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. We offer year-round classes to improve martial arts technique, self-defense awareness, and physical well being. Students of all ages benefit from the exercise and personal development as they train to black belt level and beyond.
Learn New Skills in a Supportive Atmosphere
Our base program is Shotokan Karate with modern sports training for strengthening the body. Using a mentor system, students learn how to focus on the discipline side of the art, while learning leadership and coping strategies. No experience is necessary and you can start anytime.
Traditional Arts — Modern Training
We blend traditional katas with a modern, sports science-based approach and safe exercise. Students are introduced to training methods from different martial arts and other sports to learn and improve technique. The result is a well-rounded martial education in different arts, systems, and self-defense ranges.
Our program is certified by the only Sport Canada-sanctioned and Canadian Olympic Committee-recognized karate organization in Canada, Karate Canada (formerly National Karate Association). Our National Coaching Certification Program-trained black belts will offer guidance and encouragement as you move up through the belt levels.