About Us

SHOGUN DOJO was founded 1997 in Smithers, BC, Canada, by Kyoshi Marwan Abu Khadra, 6th Dan in Karate (awarded by John Douvris - Douvris Martial Arts, Ottawa), 7th Dan in KADGAMALA MARG Karate, 4th degree in Kickboxing. and 5th degree KRAV MAGA.

Kyoshi Marwan started Karate in 1977 in Hamburg, Germany and started teaching in 1981.

Besides Karate and Kickboxing his training also included Jiu Jitsu and Boxing.

Martial Arts was not simply something he practiced but went a step further and obtained official trainer licences for coaching.

Thanks to his world renown and legend master and mentor Kansho Geert Lemmens (http://www.lemmens-academy.de), Kyoshi Marwan`s Martial Arts knowledge and experience is far and beyond, resulting in many successful competitions attended.

His achievements include the titles of more than 12 times German Champion, European Champion and World Champion (WAKO, WKA, IAKSA, DKV) in Karate Sport and Kickboxing.

He was National German Coach for several years before he immigrated to Canada in 1997, where he became National Coach for Continuous Sparring (IAKSA).

Over the past 18 years, Kyoshi Marwan has been honored to teach hundreds of students, young and old, the way of Karate and Kickboxing.

Through his dedication and passion, strong core values and referral-driven membership growth, SHOGUN DOJO has become known beyond national borders with other Shogun clubs in BC, like the Shogun Martial Art Club in Williams Lake, BC and in the past has become part of the regular PE program of the local Elementary and High School.

Shogun Dojo`s students still today succeed both on the National and International stage.

In addition to KADGAMALA MARG Karate and SHOTOKAN based KATA, SHOGUN DOJO offers expert training in Kickboxing, Boxing, CardioKickboxing, POWERHOUSE fitness and KRAV MAGA Self Defence.