Winnipeg Karate Lessons

Welcome to the North Isshin Ryu Karate Club (NWIKC).  We are a not-for profit, family oriented, martial arts club, teaching discipline thru commitment.

Check out the article about our club in the Winnipeg Free Press Karate club all about camaraderie.

Winnipeg Karate Lessons

September 21, 2020 – It looks like there won’t be classes for awhile due to “Manitoba Sport” rules saying we don’t have enough space for social distancing, and the cleaning expenses.

Unsure when classes will resume.

Start back Monday September 21st, 2020.
After much consideration NWIK must follow the recommendations of our healthcare professionals and for the next 3 weeks suspend classes.
The legion where we operate out of is following these guidelines also. It is not recommended large gatherings and recommended social distancing.  Regular hand cleaning and surface disinfecting is a must. Follow common cold and flu practices. Cough into your elbow or Kleenex.  Drink fluids constantly as a dry throat is a host for viruses. Fluids wash viruses down to your stomach where the acids there kill them. Karate teaches us to be aware of our surroundings at all times and how to defend our selves.  Times like this reinforce these principles. Bowing is a good way greet someone and show respect. Refrain from handshaking. If there should be any changes we keep you informed.  Registration fees will be carried forward and extended into our next session. Thus there is no financial loss to anyone.
Keep well. Keep safe. On behalf of all the Senseis of NWIK.
Sensei Rick Stephens

For Karate Lessons in Winnipeg, our Dojo is located on the second
floor of the The Royal Canadian Legion located at the corner of Hartford and Main.

North Winnipeg Isshin Ryu Karate Club
West Kildonan Legion Br. #30 (Second floor)
1748 Main St., Second Floor
Winnipeg, MB

For more information / registration you can contact us:

Rick (Residence)
P: 204-667-1896
Vince (Work):
P: 204-478-8942


Classes are held mid September thru late May.
Monday and Thursday – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Family Class
Monday and Thursday – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Advanced Class

You can join any time.


Per Session (Approximately 9 weeks)

Adult (per person) $55.00
Junior $40.00
Family for 2 members $72.00
Family for 3 or more members $96.00
Drop-in $3.00
Belt Testing $10.00


All of our instructors volunteer their time!

  • Sensei Rick Stephens – 4th degree dan
  • Sensei Vince Kwiatkowski – 4th degree dan
  • Sensei Russ Smith – 3rd degree dan
  • Sensei Denis Giardin – 4th degree dan
  • Sensei Denis Appler – 3rd degree dan
  • Sensei Amanda Haughey – 1st degree dan
  • Sensei Mulu Serzu – 2nd degree dan
  • Sensei Bob Martin – 1st degree dan
  • Sensei John Ryan – 1st degree dan
  • Sensei Donna Colley -1st degree dan

Karate Creed

I come to you with only karate, empty hands.
I have no weapons, but should I be forced
to defend myself, my honor, or my principals,
Should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong,
Then here are my weapons,
My empty hands.