West Van Karate Academy

West Van Karate Academy offers Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Karate & Krav Maga classes in West Vancouver, Canada. View location, contact information, class schedule and more...

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At the West Van Karate Academy, we specialize in child development; We understand that each student is unique and develops in their own way and at their own pace. Our dojo is a family. We care about everyone and leave no one behind. Students, parents, and instructors all work together to create the best atmosphere and learning experience possible for the dojo.

The school is run by Sensei Matt Bickel. Sensei Matt’s specialty is motivating and inspiring children and youth. His energetic and enthusiastic teaching style is both engaging and fun. His main focus is to encourage all students to try their best. Sensei Matt understands that each student is unique and has different goals. Knowing this, he makes it a priority for his students to set personal goals to aid them in their road to success.

Whether the focus is on studying traditional karate, developing confidence in self-defence situations, increasing fitness levels, earning a black belt, or participating in competition, Sensei Matt has the knowledge and ability to see all students reach their personal goals.

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1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver
West Vancouver, BC-V7S1N5
Phone: 6043145374

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Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at West Van Karate Academy:

  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Karate
  • Krav Maga

Programs & Class Schedule

Lion Cubs 4-6 year olds (Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-4:45)

The Lion Cubs program is a specifically designed martial arts program for children aged 4 to 6 years old and focuses on the basic components of Martial Arts technique. The main focus of this program is to build strong fundamentals, such as Balance, Coordination, and the ability to Focus on various activities. The second part of this program is geared towards developing proper attitudes including Respect, Confidence and Discipline which will create a strong foundation for the martial arts, school and life. The classes are always high energy, educational, and lots of fun for everyone!

Little Lions 6-9 year olds (Tuesday/Thursday 4:55-5:55)

The Little Lions program is designed to improve the confidence of your child and continue to develop their self-esteem. We focus on three elements of development which include physical, mental, and social development. In terms of physical development we concentrate on balance, flexibility, body control, strength, and bilateral development. In mental development, focus, self-discipline, positive attitude, and leadership. In the social emotional development we work on self-esteem, public speaking and demonstrating, communication skills, and bully avoidance skills. Finally, the Little Lions program introduces the basic steps of the Bully Proof system created by Sensei Sandeep Gill and Sensei Matt Bickel.

Karate Kids 9-12 year olds (Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00)

The Karate Kids program builds on the physical, mental, and social development that our important to children as they reach their teens. In physical development we introduce cardiovascular endurance, stamina, agility, and muscular strength training in addition to advanced self-defense training. For those who enjoy competition, their are special classes designed for regional and provincial level competitions. In terms of mental development we focus on positive motivation, becoming a positive role-model, and many more skills. In terms of social development we focus on self-respect, healthy choices, and continuing to build self-confidence.

Teen/Adult (Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:15)

Whether you’ve been doing karate since you were a kid, or have just watched a Bruce Lee movie and have a sudden urge to start training, this class will benefit everyone. This type of training environment promotes inclusion of all types of people, and provides a fun and safe way to learn new skills and improve fitness levels. At West Van Karate Academy we understand that it is necessary to train hard for maximum results, and also to have a great time while doing so. This is what makes us special. When it’s time to train, we train out butts’s off! When it’s time to have fun and relax, we have a great time together! This balance of training hard together and playing together is the unique formula to build lasting friendships and top level athletes.

Cardio/MMA 16+ (Tuesday/Thursday 8:15-9:15)

This is a program that will definitely get your heart going! Specifically designed for adults, the cardio/mma program is a great way to add variety to your workout program. By registering in our classes, you will increase your current fitness level, learn practical self-defense, and have a great time. This program is designed for all levels of fitness, so contact us today to inquire about our two week trial.

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