Martial arts are the best way to for people of all ages to develop self-defense skills, athletic skills and learn to focus on solving problems and accomplishing goals!
At Ippon Dojo, we have classes for kids, adults, students and high performance athletes. We cater our classes to focus on development in a community atmosphere.
For the past 15 years we have grown from a single student in Cochrane to one of the top clubs in the Country. Come in and try a class and see what makes us different!
Adam, is the chief instructor and head coach of Ippon Karate Dojo. He is a NCCP certified coach as well as being a Provincial and National team coach. AS an athlete he was a Pan American Championship medallist 2008, 7 time National Championship medallist and 10 time Senior Provincial Champion.
His goal is to create a community within the club that allows all participants to reach their full potential.
Ty Nguyen is the head instructor at Ippon Dojo (Elbow Valley), he is also an assistant coach at Ippon Dojo (Cochrane). He is an NCCP trained coach and as an athlete has medalled multiple times at Nationals and is a multi-time Provincial Champion and Captian. Ty is currently in University in the Education program.
Ty is a dedicated athlete working to represent team Canada, his patient coaching style allows participants to develop at their own pace with constant encouragement.
Carter is a Junior National Champion and 3x team Canada member. As one of our top Juniors he enjoys passing on his knowledge as one of our Junior Instructors.
Georgia has been on the provincial team for 2 years and is a Provincial Champion in Kata. She is an excellent instructor for the you karate kids!
Tyler is a former Provincial team Captain, champion and National medallist. He is a school teacher(French) and NCCP trained coach. He has been doing Karate almost all of his life and has trained all over the World.
Tyler has a technical coaching style and is interested in the effectiveness of Shotokan as a martial art.
Karate is now an Olympic sport debuted in the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. We have many athletes now training to get to live the Olympic dream.
To foster the growth and evolution of Shotokan and Karate-do, by making it effective and engaging to all participants and athletes.
To develop passion and skill in all practitioners by using knowledge and modern methods of training.
Ippon Karate Dojo was founded in March 2005. The Dojo was created by Adam, during his competitive career to bring together like minded individuals and spread knowledge and training to kids and adults. Within the first year the club sent athletes to the National Championships and had a growing children's program.
Starting with one instructor and a handful of students the club has grown and now hosts classes for children, teens, adults and athletes with a disabilty. We are aiming to bring the traditional art of Karate into the modern times, with new training models and techniques.
We are hoping to have our athletes be part of team Canada and to represent our country at the Olympics and international events, while also developing others whose goal may be to increase their ability at a more local level.