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Mission Statement

Providing a holistic foundation of traditional martial arts, self defense and self improvement programs that provide "LIFE SKILLS", in order to build better people, families and communities.

Student Creed

I am a whole, perfect, positive and powerful human being. Each day and in every way I commit to improving myself through Karatedo.

The quality of my life is based on the quality of my thoughts, actions and behaviors.

I rely on my awareness and intuition as my greatest source of self defense.

I will develop self discipline and practice courtesy, respect, compassion and gratitude in all areas of my life so that I can realize my full potential in life.

I never give up. I have unlimited perseverance, strength and control.


Thank you to everyone who nominated Central Alberta Martial Arts for BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!

Building Better People, Families, & Communities ©


The Central Alberta Martial Arts (C.A.M.A) & Wellness Centre is a Family focused and Family operated school / centre operating in Sylvan Lake for the past 12 years and in Rimbey for the past 5 years. As recipient of Sylvan Lake's "Community Innovation and Involvement Award", C.A.M.A demonstrates a strong commitment to providing top quality martial arts and personal development programs and services that aim to bring out the best in each and every individual it comes in contact with.  

As a husband and wife team, 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructors Sensei Dennis and Sensei Christine, have collaborated their martial arts, wellness, and life coaching knowledge and experiences to provide their students with the basis of strong yet practical self defense and personal protection while encouraging the tenets of compassion, strength, and courtesy and respect. A large part of this is providing students with self-defense tactics and training that develop student's mental and spiritual facets while heightening their awareness to avoid dangerous situations before they even happen. In other words, students receive a type of "holistic cross training" that focuses on the mind, body and spirit and as a result, is transferable in all areas of their lives. With the technical and philosophical support from Shihan Brian Cyr, 6th Degree Rank in Goju Ryu Karate, and its affiliated organization, Kaizendo, C.A.M.A offers its students and the community as a whole, a life-changing experience through the "way of the martial arts". http://www.amadojo.net/our-founder.html

In addition, students learn positive social values including courtesy & respect, honesty, humility, and dignity through traditional karate, self defense, and community service. Students are strongly encouraged to strive for goals that will better themselves and the community as a whole. In addition to teaching traditional martial arts, local and international volunteer work, bully awareness education, and parent and student collaboration, are all but a few components of the school’s holistic approach to personal and community growth and change.

A student’s growth in the martial arts is not only gauged by their technique, skill and attendance in class; more importantly, their growth is primarily determined by their initiative and participation in perfecting their character and assisting in the growth and well-being of the community; for this is the ultimate aim of traditional martial arts.

Some previous and on-going projects students have participated in, include:

RAISED 5,000 DOLLARS & COMPLETED OVER 5,000 PUSHUPS for needy children and their families (via World Vision) through December's Annual “Pennies for Push Ups” sponsorship drive.

DONATED OVER 200 SUNGLASSES TO SEND TO THE CHILDREN OF NEPAL to help in their fight against cataracts.

DEVELOPED AND DONATED A CHILDREN’S BOOK to local libraries highlighting the importance of physical, emotional, and mental health and ways to achieve it, based on their own experiences.

PARTAKE IN VOLUNTEER WORK such as community clean ups and other environmental efforts.

SPONSOR OF 5 INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES to support their financial, health and educational needs.



Spirit First
Karatedo Begins and Ends with Courtesy and Respect
Be Modest in My Words and Actions
Be Kind
Respect Yourself and Others
Never, Ever Give Up!
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Karatedo Creed

"I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate, my Empty Hands."


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