Hotton Sensei Canada Seminars

Hotton sensei has recently released a video of his teaching seminars at various karate clubs in Canada. Black Tiger Karate was pleased to host Hotton sensei on more than one occasion. For any karate-ka who were unable to attend the seminars this is a great opportunity for you to see first hand Hotton sensei in action. Please check out the trailer for the video here:

For a copy of the video you can check the links below.

Rick Hotton sensei teaching the principles and concepts that are an essential part of his karate practice. Hotton Sensei – The Canada Seminars – Principles and Concepts.…

Hotton Sensei DVD Instructional Video

For those of you who missed Hotton sensei when he visited Canada for seminars this is your chance to view his awesome technique and learn from the master directly.

2016 Fall European seminars DVD

Covers in depth the lessons
presented in hotton sensei’s 2016 fall european seminar
tour. If you were not able to attend, this dvd presents
hotton sensei’s concepts in his clear and informative
teaching style.

Rick Hotton sensei DVD

Self Defence Techniques


Black Tiger Karate & Self Defence

Self Defence Technique No. 2 – Avoidance

Avoidance, when we talk about self defence is really all about common sense and some times we have to teach common sense. Our list of Ten “10” self defence items is not in order of importance. However avoidance is likely on most self defence courses, at the top or very near the top in order of importance.

When we speak about avoidance we are specifically talking about avoiding trouble. That old cliche comes to mind,  if you look for trouble you will find it. The inverse holds true, if you look to avoid trouble, you can generally keep away from it and in so doing stay safe.

Avoidance is not paranoia, it is awareness and the ability to avoid trouble before it occurs….  To continue reading please see our article Self Defence – Avoidance at the following link: Self Defence – Avoidance

Holiday Special 2016

Black Tiger Karate & Self Defence “Holiday” Special 2016:

(Special Offer Available Up To January 30, 2016)

As a special offer to new members, 12 years of age and under, we are offering a free karate uniform (dogi) and free sparring protective equipment, kicks, (foot gear) and chops (mitts) – with your registration for quarterly, semi-annual or annual memberships.

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Focus & Discipline

This offer is available for a short time so call us: (416)749-6183, or contact us: “” to register and get your child or children involved.

Note: special price for families of two or more, enrolled at same time.

 Offer Available until January 30th, 2016.

Mention our **Holiday Special** offer when registering.

Contact us now to register your child: (416)749-6183 E-Mail:

*** Register Now to Take Advantage of this Special Offer.***
 “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”  Buddha

Eishin Ryu Iaido Demo

Our Saturday morning weapons class. Students request a sword demo. This is one of many sword forms, demonstrated by Paul sensei.

“Saturday Mornings Weapons Class Schedule”

Adults 9am-10am all ranks

Teens & Adults 10am – 11-am (orange belt and higher rank)


Note: non-formal class, hakama not required, a standard white dogi is acceptable.

Saturday Weapons Class – Kenjutsu, Shinto Muso Ryu Jo-do

Black Tiger Karate is pleased to announce Paul sensei will be back teaching traditional Japanese weapons starting Saturday April 16, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM for Adults and Teens.

– Saturday Mornings –

9:00AM – 10:00AM     Adults & Teens – All Ranks, Kenjutsu.

10:00AM – 11:00AM   Adults & Teens – All Ranks, Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo.

Bokens and Jo’s will be supplied free of charge on a first come first serve basis.

Paul sensei has been studying Traditional Japanese Weapons since 1990. He is Qualified and Certified in both Kenjutsu and Jo-Do. He has studied in Japan and has trained extensively with Shimada, Kai Kunyuki, and Juge sensei.


Paul sensei with Juge & Kai sensei.

Class Fees for new students: contact Paul at:

Telephone/Call: Dino sensei at Black Tiger Karate (416)749-6183

Spring Seminar 2015 with Scott Langley Sensei

10690344_10204599605328500_5962002435321174828_nSensei Scott Langley to kick off his North American tour with a visit to Black Tiger Karate dojo Thursday April 30th, 2015.

Children seminar: 5 – 6 PM Cost $10.00
Intermediate 13+ & Adults 6 – 8 PM Cost $15.00

Space is limited so please sign up and register by telephone or e- mail contact Dino sensei at: 416-749-6183