Karate School
for Women and Girls

514-243-9979

Day Camp
The school has one of those very rare extremely-educating-but-also-extremely-fun environments to it. Joining this school was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Schedule

Tuesday

6pm-7pm
Juniors 7-12 yrs

7pm-8pm
Teens & Adults

Thursday

6pm-7pm
Juniors 7-12 yrs

7pm-8pm
Teens & Adults

Saturday

9h30am-10h30am
Juniors 7-12 yrs

10h30am-11h30am
Teens & Adults

Membership Fees

3 months: $195
6 months: $340
Fees include sales tax
Eligible for tax deduction


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The Instructors

Sandra Coffey

Head Instructor: Sandra Coffey

Sensei Sandra started her karate training in 1998 with Kanreikai Karate under Sensei Denis Cordeiro. She successfully tested for her 1st Dan Black Belt on May 20th, 2005 and in June 2010, she passed her 2nd Dan promotion test.

In 2008 Sensei Sandra began training with the Yoshukan Karate Association under Shihan Louise Provencher. Also instrumental in her training is Sensei Robert Kalinowicz, Chief Instructor of the NDG dojo. In 2011 she successfully passed her Shodan in front of the Yoshukan judges’ panel headed by school founder Kancho Earl Robertson in Mississauga Ontario.

In 2008 Sensei Sandra began training with the Yoshukan Karate Association under Shihan Louise Provencher. Also instrumental in her training is Sensei Robert Kalinowicz, Chief Instructor of the NDG dojo. In 2011 she successfully passed her Shodan and in 2014 she achieved the rank of Nidan in front of a judges’ panel headed by school founder Kancho Earl Robertson in Mississauga Ontario.

In 2013 Sensei Sandra starts the only Montreal Karate School dedicated to women and girls.

Simon
Simon Mercier-Nguyen
Sandan
Matthaeus
David Francis
Nidan
Miki
Ridha Dhrifi
Sandan
Maryève
Sylvie Mercier
Shodan
I'm so happy I found this school. The only-girls environment is so friendly and nonjudgmental that you never, ever have to worry about getting judged, and you can fully focus on what's being taught. The school has one of those very rare extremely-educating-but-also-extremely-fun environments to it. Joining this school was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Isy –Teen Student

Karate Techniques

KATA - TECHNIQUE

Kata - Technique

Women and girls excel at learning the finer aspects of karate techniques, working on exercises that help you develop strength & power.

KUMITE - SPARRING

Kumite - Sparring

At Karate Excellence we only practice light contact sparring. Exercises focus on speed and precision. Before you know it your heart rate is up and you are burning those calories!

BUNKAI - SELF-DEFENSE

Bunkai - Self-Defense

Bunkai is the practical application of karate techniques to potential real life situations. Students gradually learn practical self-defense tips as part of the full Yoshukan karate program.

Yoshukan Karate Association

http://www.yoshukankarate.com/

Team Yoshukan

Front row, left to right are some of our senior instructors : Peter Bakomihalis 4th Dan, Rebecca Koury 4th Dan, Kancho Earl Robertson Yoshukan Founder and 7th Dan, Shihan Louise Provencher Yoshukan Technical Director and 5th Dan, Elizabeth Gormley 4th Dan.


Karate excellence is part of the Yoshukan Karate Association founded by Kancho Earl Robertson. The Yoshukan school motto is Building Life Champions. We are a Montreal Karate School for women and girls, dedicated to technical excellence, while developing each student to their fullest potential, body mind and spirit.

The female-only environment is a definite asset especially for girls who may be shy or intimidated by boys. The Sensei is warm and inviting. She is patient with younger members of the dojo and provides fun activities, which teach basic skills in a non-threatening manner. When my daughter started she only would go to one class a week but now she usually attends three.
G. Doyle – Parent
I recently joined Karate Excellence, and I'm loving it. Sensei Sandra is very inviting, and is dedicated to making sure all of the students are learning and having a good time. She has a wonderful approach with everyone. The fellow students are very friendly, and always willing to help newbies improve their skills. I highly recommend this dojo to girls and women!
Hayley – Adult Student

Training Center Location

We are located in the Villa Maria College Campus (see map). To access the Training Center, take the east side entrance near parking lot. Please see point F on the map.

By Car:

Please note that cars must enter via the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Avenue entrance, east of Grey Avenue, just before Claremont. Please see point E on the map.

On foot:

Pedestrians may enter the campus at the corner of Monkland and Decarie Blvd just beside the Villa Maria Metro or by the NDG Ave. Entrance.

Our location is convenient for students living in the Montreal areas of: Côte-des-Neiges, Hampstead, NDG, and Westmount.

Drop by the dojo before or after class to inquire or come join us for a free introductory class!

Training Center

Karate Excellence is the only Montreal karate school dedicated to women and girls only. Conveniently located on the Villa Maria High School campus, we teach Yoshukan style karate to women and girls from age 6 and up.