Why Burtnik Karate

Our kids learn karate, we don’t spend our time playing kids games these are fun classes taught in a serious environment where your child will learn the art of Goju Ryu Karatedo. Respect, confidence and self-discipline are qualities that are regularly talked about and emphasized.

Every class is taught by Chief instructor Sensei Tom Burtnik 6th Dan, with 35 years of training in martial arts, and over 29 years experience working with kids, 27 years as a full time karate instructor.

Flexible hours… you have 5 times a week to choose from,5 different levels of kids classes, so your child is always with kids their own age and ability.
 A children’s program set up that though challenging, any child can see a regular promotion, in belts and skill.

Our Adult classes are self defense and fitness oriented, a challenging class for all levels of fitness because they are go at your own pace. There are 3 levels of adult classes, ensuring,focused and instruction.

About Sensei Burtnik

Starting his martial arts career in 1981, Sensei Tom Burtnik has trained extensively in Goju Ryu Karate Hung Gar and Wing Chung styles of kungfu, kobudo [traditional Okinowain weaponry,] boxing and wrestling.

  • • A tournament career with hundreds of matches, was high lighted by 5 Canadian Championships.
• A nine year member of the Canadian National Team was high lighted by 3 gold medals at the 1997 Pan American Championships and a silver medal at the 1998 World Karate Championships held at Disney World Florida.

  • • In 1993 Sensei Burtnik held the world board breaking record, smashing 148 boards in 30 seconds

• In 2012 Sensei Burtnik rejoined the Canadian team winning gold in the over 45 middle weight fighting division in Phoenix

  • -In 2014 as well as being the assistant coach of team Canada, Sensei Burtnik competed again at the world karate championships held in Curtiba Brazil winning a silver medal in both kata and kumite. 
  • • Teaching karate has been Sensei Burtnik’s full time job since 1992.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday : 12:00 - 9:00pm
Friday : 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday : 9:00am - 1:00pm

Contact Information

Phone or Email
Phone : 905-688-2300
Email : burtnik.karate@cogeco.ca

110 Martindale Road
St. Catharines Ontario Canada