The Goju system of karate, as taught by O'Sensei Richard Kim, is the central focus of the Academy. Students are taught through high energy training exercises, exciting partner and group work, and traditional Katas (forms). As the body is developed, the mind and spirit grow. Karateka (Karate Students) gain improved motor skills, increased attention span, improved confidence and sense of respect.
The oldest form of martial arts is weaponry. Okinawan Weaponry was developed by the farmers and fisherman of Okinawa to defend themselves against the Samurai. The Samurai had outlawed weapons for the Okinawans, so all of the weapons are items that would have been present in small, rural communities. Moreover, many of the traditional katas now practiced as open hand, were originally developed to use weapons such as the bo.
JIU JITSU / GROUND FIGHTING
PLEASE BE AWARE GROUND FIGHTING IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Through his friend and fellow martial artist, Sensei Joe Fournier, Sensei Intveld has brought Jiu Jitsu and ground fighting in as part of the ongoing self defense training he offers. Jiu Jitsu focuses on holds, throws, chokes, arm-bars and other such submission techniques that have been proven very effective when a fight does go to the round. Since karate focuses mainly on sparring techniques from a standing position, these two styles are an ideal compliment for a complete self-defense training program.
The Academy of Martial Arts was founded by Sensei Robbert Intveld in 1987, this, with the cooperation of O'Sensei Richard Kim, the Zen Bei Butoku Kai and the Butoku Kai of Canada. Sensei Intveld trained for many years under the close tutelage of the late O'Sensei Kim and often recounts the words of advice offered to him:
The 10 most powerful two letter words: If it is to be, it is up to me.
Sensei Intveld's martial arts career began in 1980. In later years he was introduced to O'Sensei Richard Kim who would be the fundamental influence of his training. As he traveled and trained with O'Sensei, he met and maintained friendships with many other martial artists who continue to be a strong influence in his life. It was through his long time friend and training partner and the support of Hanshi Joe Fournier that Sensei Intveld received the rank of Roku (6th Degree) black belt in the arts of Shorinji Ryu karate and Kobudo. His affiliation and continued training has also allowed him to be recognized as Kyoshi within the Kokusai Butoku Kai, and earned the position of Assistant Director of the Kokusai Butoku Kai of Canada. He attained his skill through his continued training in Goju Ryu karate and Kobudo alongside friend and training partner, Sensei Kurt Nordli, chief instructor and owner of the Shima Karate School in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
Junior orange and red belts 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Junior green belts and up: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Adult Int/Adv: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
5-8 years. White and yellow belts: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
9-14 years. White and yellow belts: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Adult beginner: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children aged 3 - 5. White belt: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Junior white / yellow belt): 10:45 am - 11:30 am
Orange to purple belts (all): 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Adult junior and advanced: 1:15 pm - 1:45pm
GET IN TOUCH
Meeting requests are currently by appointment only. We will be sure to get back in touch as soon as possible. We request no walk-ins at this time.
12414 82 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3E9, Canada