ABout The School
Kushindokai is the longest-running martial arts school in Orangeville.
Even though the school has had three different locations and has been run by three different Head Instructors, the tradition of high-quality martial arts has been passed on to this day.
History of the School
The school’s beginnings can be traced back to a humble dojo in the basement of the former bowling alley (now the Dufferin Community Services building on Centre Street).
Sensei Lisa Felice, who trained under Sensei John Atkinson in the 1980s, opened the doors to Kushindokai Karate School in 1990.
After a couple of years the school moved to accommodate its rapid growth. The school thrived at this second location on Centennial Road, and due to the high quality of training gained the reputation as the best place to learn karate in the area.
After a couple of years the school passed to Sensei Terry Walsh, who, with the help of his wife Leslie and son Sensei Joel Walsh, continued to grow the school.
The school then changed locations again to the current facility where we train today.
In 2013 Sensei Terry retired, passing the school on to Sensei Michael Fisher who had begun his training at the age of 9 in that humble basement dojo with Sensei Lisa.
Over the past few years Sensei Michael has dedicated his life to growing the school and continuing on the Kushindokai tradition of martial arts excellence. With new facility and equipment upgrades, the introduction of new programs and events, as well as re-introducing traditions and events from the past, Kushindokai is poised to continue providing Orangeville and the surrounding area as the best place to train in the martial arts.