Rei Karate-Do Offers Wado Karate Classes For Students From 4 to 94 Years old!

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Learn more about the benefits of Rei Karate in Barrie, including focus, discipline, and self-defense skills.

More Than Just A Place To Practice Karate

At Rei Karate-Do, we believe that practicing karate is more than just physical exercise - it's a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and transformation. Our dojo is a welcoming and supportive community where students of all ages and abilities can come to learn, train, and develop their skills, both on and off the tatami.

A Rare Opportunity: Train Under National Level Karate Coach

At our dojo, you get to learn from Raki Shihan, who's not just any coach but one who has taught Japan's national karate team. He's been doing karate for over 35 years, so he knows a lot! This is a special chance for anyone in Barrie to learn from a top expert and work towards being the best in karate, whether just for fun or seriously competing.

Building a Legacy in Barrie

Rei Karate-Do is Raki Shihan's vision come to life in Barrie. With certification from the Japan Karate Federation, Shihan aims to make our dojo Canada's finest, sharing his deep understanding and unique teaching style.

Our focus is on true karate and personal growth, creating a community where excellence is not just taught but lived. Join us in this journey of building a lasting legacy in martial arts.

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    Shihan Rakibul Islam has devoted his entire life to karate, starting his training at the age of six in his home country of Bangladesh. His commitment to the art has taken him around the world, and he has been teaching and competing at the highest levels for over a decade. His passion and dedication to traditional karate shines through in every class he teaches, and his students are inspired to pursue their own karate journey with the same level of dedication and perseverance.


    Shihan Raki has competed in many international kumite and kata competitions, earning accolades and recognition for his skills and technique. He has also worked as a referee, coach, and organizer in Japanese national competitions, earning a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and skilled referees in the world. His experience as both a competitor and a referee gives him a unique perspective on the sport, and he is able to impart his knowledge and expertise to his students in a way that helps them understand the intricacies of karate at a deeper level.


    Shihan Raki's fascination with karate led him to study the four main karate styles - Goju Ryu, Wado, Shotokan, and Shito Ryu - giving him a thorough understanding of the art that is unmatched by most instructors. His knowledge of each style allows him to teach a more comprehensive curriculum to his students, and he is able to customize his approach based on each student's individual strengths and weaknesses. This gives his students a well-rounded education in karate that prepares them for any situation they may encounter.


    Expertise and knowledge of karate have made Raki Shihan a highly sought-after instructor and referee, with coaches and referees from around the world coming to his dojo in Tokyo for instructor certification classes. He has also traveled the world teaching seminars for black belts and karate referees, sharing his knowledge and passion for the art with others who are just as dedicated to it as he is. His ability to teach and referee karate at the highest level is a testament to his skill and dedication to the art.


    Shihan Raki's mission is to use his lifetime of karate training to open the highest level of karate dojo in Canada. He is committed to sharing the traditional karate techniques and philosophies that have been passed down for generations, ensuring that they are not lost or diluted over time. His dedication to preserving the authenticity of traditional karate is evident in every class he teaches, and his students benefit from his extensive knowledge and expertise.


    Raki Shihan and his family recently moved to Canada from Yokohama, Japan, with the goal of sharing their love of traditional karate with a new audience. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in the art and are committed to providing the highest level of instruction to their students. By choosing to train with Raki Shihan at Rei Karate-Do, students have the opportunity to learn authentic Japanese karate from a master instructor who has dedicated his entire life to the art.

Start Your Journey

Start Your Journey with us through an introductory session to Wado Karate's rich tradition. Discover our unique community spirit, offering camaraderie and support beyond solo workouts.

It’s more than practice; it’s about growing together, overcoming challenges, and celebrating milestones as a family. Join us, where every move reflects our shared values and goals.

Strengthen Your Roots

Enjoy core classes focusing on Kihon, Kata, and Kumite, deepening your karate foundations.

Refine your skills and mindset, all within a supportive community. Every step forward prepares you for advanced challenges, helping you unlock your potential with confidence and a sense of achievement.

Perfect Your Art

Progress to advanced classes and Perfect Your Art, focusing on precision, strategy, and deepening your understanding of karate's philosophical aspects. Here, you solidify your skills, embrace challenges, and prepare for grading opportunities.

Surrounded by a motivating community, you’re not just training; you’re transforming, ready to showcase your dedication and hard-earned expertise.

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Rei Karate Barrie - Learn Karate, Respect, and Self-Defense

Rei Karate-Do offers students of all ages a pathway to self-confidence, discipline, and physical fitness.

Contact Info

Office: 476 Mapleview Drive West, Barrie, ON, Canada, Ontario


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