To edify, encourage, and make evident to our students that accomplishment is the journey of life, not the destination.
Every situation has a positive aspect; it is our task to find it. Approach each obstacle with focus, determination, perseverance and an optimistic attitude. Achieve this, and success will be yours.
– Sensei Kenny Lim
This programs curriculum focuses on improving preschool age children’s basic motor and listening skills. Each child will learn the basic fundamentals of karate; punches, kicks and forms in a safe and friendly space. Our program will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way.
Beginner Level for all ages over 6 years old.
Level-up from novice, continue your karate education with the intermediate level.
My kids have been in this school for years and we have no regrets choosing this dojo. Sensei Kenny Lim is a decorated karate instructor, has excellent teaching methods and approach. this is a good dojo to start your kids if you are looking for them to have an enjoyable karate experience.
Sensei Kenny Lim and his sempais have been an amazing positive influence in my son’s and my own life for the past 4 years. Not only does Sensei Kenny strive for the highest karate standards but also he models and teaches life skills, values and attitudes that are essential to happiness and success. He genuinely cares for each student and supports them inside and outside of the dojo.
Sensei Kenny Lim is a true teacher who really cares about bringing out the best in his students, whether they are national champions or beginners. From the time my son joined the dojo a few years ago, we've seen how he and the other students have grown dramatically in their karate skills, physical fitness and confidence.
I signed up my son to try out a martial art and I really lucked out that we chose to join West River Karate. Sensei Kenny Lim is truly a professional when it come to karate. His exacting standards, commitment, values and training methods are exemplary. My son has developed very well under his training and through his coaching has performed very well in competitions. I was so impressed I joined karate myself and have even started competing as well. Overall I highly recommend this dojo to anyone interested in learning a traditional martial art.
I’ve known Sensei Kenny for over 20 years and I know he runs an excellent karate program. As I have met him through competition, my experience has been both competing against him and having our students compete against each other. I have a great deal of respect for the level of his athletes, and I know they do not get to that level without hard work and quality instruction. Congratulations on having such a wonderful program.
West River Karate began in 2006 with the dreams and aspiration of Sensei Kenny Lim to share the Hayashi Ryu Karate-Do system of karate. A proven champion at a young age, Sensei Lim teaches the hard work ethic, respect and perseverance needed to advance in both karate and in life. West River Karate is located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, and we have been a big part of the community for children and teenagers of all ages.