East Hants Karate Club
Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia

Karate was introduced to Nine Mile River in the Summer of 1976.  The Nine Mile River Community Hall wanted to offer an activity to the community.  As Karate was new to Nova Scotia and one of the first organized sport activities, the Hall contacted the Atlantic Karate Club in Halifax.  A small group of Black Belts organized a demonstration to determine if there was an interest in the community.  The demonstration was a success and as a result classes started in September.  The East Hants Karate Club was the first karate club in the Municipality of East Hants and to this day, the oldest.  The Club’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Chris Golz, assisted with the Black Belt demonstration and has been instrumental in its leadership since that time.

Being recognized as one of Canada’s senior Chito-Ryu instructors, Sensei Golz is one of a select group of five to achieve Kyoshi, Shichidan (7th Dan) in 2015 presented by Sensei Shane Higashi.  With over 40 years of teaching experience, he is NCCP as well as Karate Canada certified and holds a Shodan in Canadian Ryukyu Kobudo Kobujutsu.  Sensei Golz is a member of the Canadian Chito-Ryu Association and World Chito-Ryu Federation Technical Committees as well as Technical Director for Nova Scotia.

The East Hants Karate Club is the Honbu dojo (provincial headquarters) for Chito-Ryu Karate in Nova Scotia.  Teaching “Chito-Ryu Karate The Traditional Way”, it offers classes in martial arts, physical fitness and self-defense.  The Club has produced many Black Belts over the years, including the first female and male Junior Black Belts in Atlantic Canada as well as provincial, national and international competitors such as the Pan Am Games.

Telephone:  (902) 497-8232.


Atlantic Karate Club
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Karate Club started in Halifax in 1969 under the direction of Jose Levy.  The AKC is located on the top floor of the Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre where it has been since 1984.

The Atlantic Karate Club provides a solid traditional karate program that has developed many top level athletes who have gone on to compete and win provincially, nationally, and internationally while still providing a wonderful training space for those interested in focusing on a traditional karate program.

Sensei Glenn Euloth started as a white belt at the Atlantic Karate Club in 1986 and is now a Yondan (4th degree black belt), Shidoin (qualified instructor) where he fulfills the role of Chief Instructor at the club, looking for that next white belt that will eventually replace him in the never ending cycle.

Telephone:  902-477-4639


Shelburne Karate Club
Shelburne, Nova Scotia

The Shelburne Karate club was founded by Sensei Brian Dunn in 1996. Training began at the Hillcrest Academy School where the dojo continues to practice today.

Sensei Dunn is a Sandan (3rd Dan) with over twenty years teaching experience. In 2014 he achieved his Jun-Shidoin becoming the first certified instructor in the South Shore.

The Shelburne Karate Club philsophy is to make Karate a lifestyle. Offering classes in martial arts, fitness, self-defense, and weapons their students span interests and generations. The club has produced six black belts since opening in addition to athletes that have competed at Provincial, National, and Pan-American championships.