John Montgomery
Grade to Black Belt 1973
Supeenes Karate School
MYLES MONTGOMERY
Grand Champion
Kumite & Kata
EDMONTON COMMONWEALTH KARATE DO
 Edmonton Karate instruction & Self Defense since 1976    

and TERWILLEGAR GENBUKAI KARATE members of
SHITO-RYU KARATE DO GENBUKAI INTERNATIONAL
Terwillegar Genbukai Karate
of Edmonton Commonwealth Karatedo

OUR FOCUS

1. The development of a student's positive character through patience and perseverance and attain successes that reflect into their personal lives.

2. That the student does not learn victim fear-based reactions to self defense, but ultimately, is mindful of the nature of their reactions in their everyday life which brings about inner peace and outer harmony.

3. And under the instruction of a life-experienced Sensei, John Montgomery, a student is guided to greater personal empowerment.

MENTAL BENEFITS

SHARPEN YOUR MENTAL FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE.

DISCOVER EXPANDING POSSIBILITIES AND CAPABILITIES.


Sensei John Montgomery breaking bricks



KARATE IS FOR EVERYONE

Sensei Montgomery
Still Kicking at the age of
67 years old


WHY BE A MEMBER?
  • Since 1969, Sensei John Montgomery, has trained & competed in traditional and open karate tournaments. He is also a Black Belt in RyuKyu Okinawan Kobudo (traditional weapons).
  • Is currently a 4th degree Black Belt in the Shito Ryu Genbukai, a Fumio Demura International Organization.
  • With almost 50 years of experience he has insight into correct technical training.
  • Students will develop quality and effective techniques right from the start of training. It's not enough to know the various ways to defend yourself but to integrate mind, body and spirit in training to be effective in self defense.
  • It is difficult to undo poor technique if not taught correctly from the start. This accentuates the importance of cultivating the virtue of patience and perseverance.
  • He has been involved with training and development of 3 generation of black belts.
  • Competed in many tournaments in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and California.
  • 1991 he was the first Grand Champion of the Canada Demura Cup - 1st in kumite.
  • Also in 1991, he won gold medal in Black Belt Kata Interdojo California Tournament.
  • He is one of the senior instructors, judge, and referee of Genbukai Canada.
  • Myles Montgomery BSc is also a black belt and head instructor with  20 years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geo-physics from the University of Alberta.
  • Children develop leadership skills within a positive and supportive peer group.
  • Children are enabled to turn away from negative peer pressure, and acts of intimidation ,aggression and internet bullying.

MISCONCEPTIONS OF KARATE-DO TRAINING

That you must be in good shape to start.
We ensure that anyone who begins karate-do is monitored carefully and that the student of any age progresses at their own rate.

That you only learn how to fight. While karate students learn how to move, punch, kick and block, the karateka learns self defense, self control, and attains self-confidence. As the student's technical abilities improve, there is a corresponding adjustment in their outlook. Under the guidance of a life experienced Sensei, a student achieves a balance of inner to outer life, a grounding or a centering of oneself. Paradoxically, one experiences inner peace and outer harmony in their life.

That you should have good flexibility and conditioning. Karate training is conducive to all levels of flexibility and conditioning. However, during the course of training at one's own pace, one does improve their flexibility, conditioning, and coordination.

That you are required to break boards and bricks and to compete in competition. Although these activities are conducive to traditional karate, we recognize it's not for everyone. Consistent training alone will bring about benefits to mind, body, and spirit.

What is the Difference Between the term of Karate-do and just Karate
The term Karate-do means the Way of Empty Hand rather than just Empty Hand. Karate-do embodies the 5 Dojo Kuns. They are expressions of how to live ones life.
1. Be courteous in your manner.
2. Have a sense of Justice (Doing what is right).
3. Be responsible in your thoughts and actions.
4. Be respectful to one another (as well as yourself).
5. Karate-do is the way of the spirit to give you courage and ambition to reach your goals as  part of your life.

HISTORY OF:
Sensei John Montgomery, has trained in traditional karate since 1969. He received shodan (1st dan) in 1973 and then nidan (2nd dan) ranking in 1975 under Sensei Robert Supeene Sr. in the Chito-ryu system .  In 1976, Sensei John Montgomery started his own dojo offering traditional Karate instruction.


In 1981, the karate club moved to commonwealth recreation center and thereafter named Edmonton Commonwealth karate-do.  In 1987 the club was invited to join the Shito-Ryu Genbukai Karate-Do organization under world renown karate master Shihan Fumio Demura 9th dan (degree).

Master Demura is also a Ryukyu Kobudo (traditional weapons) master and Batto (sword cutting) master, as well, holding black belt ranking in other Japanese martial arts . Shihan Demura, who is the charismatic leader and founder of Genbukai International , has gained worldwide reputation. He has been sought after by various karate  member organizations in over 128 countries because of his impressive mastery and knowledge of traditional karate. He has been recognized for his dedication in various martial arts publications Such as Black Belt and Masters to name a few. And,  for many charitable and community contributions through his teachings and demonstrations.


GENBUKAI CANADA
Edmonton Commonwealth Karate-Do is a member of the Genbukai Canada under the direction of Sensei Cameron Steuart (www.genbukai.ca). He ensures the correctness and quality of technique meets Shihan Demura's standards. Under his direction, the membership has grown to over 1500 students from Alberta, Saskatchewan ,British Columbia and Ontario.



"Be Courteous in your manner"
Hitotsu...Rei setsu o omon zuru koto



                                          
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