Welcome to the Shotokan Karate CSL homepage. We are a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) as well as JKA Shotokan Karate-Do World Organization of Canada (JKA-SKD). The CSL dojo is located in the Cote Saint-Luc area of greater Montreal. The club's chief instructor, Stacy Ungar (5th Dan JKA), has been teaching traditional Shotokan karate to children and adults since 1991. Sensei Stacy is well-known for his aptitude for teaching kids, having taught karate at several summer camps, elementary schools, and daycares in the Cote Saint-Luc area. Of course, both children and adult classes are offered at the CSL dojo. Come for a free trial. In addition to information about our dojo, this site provides material on JKA Shotokan karate, its history, and the philosophy behind this Japanese art of self-defense. Please enjoy your visit and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.




Shotokan is one of the most widely practiced karate styles in the world today. The style was founded by Gichin Funakoshi, a schoolteacher from Okinawa. Many consider him as the "Father of Modern Karate" for it was he who is credited with popularizing karate in mainland Japan. Gichin Funakoshi used the term karate-do, meaning "the way of karate"...
The Japan Karate Association (JKA) is one of the world's largest karate organizations, with members in over 100 countries. The JKA is an organization that promotes the practice of Shotokan karate worldwide and provides its members with international technical standards and certification. The JKA was founded in 1949 by Master Gichin Funakoshi...
       Karate is a martial art that has its origins in Okinawa, one of the Ryukyu Islands located south of Japan. The word karate comes from two kanji characters, kara and te. Kara means "empty" and te means "hand." Thus, karate is translated as  "empty hand," referring to the fact that a student of karate, a karateka, learns to defend oneself without the use of weapons...
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Shotokan Karate CSL
Quartier Cavendish
5800 Cavendish Boulevard (Y-101)
Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada  H4W 2T5

Tel.:  (514) 708-7839 (Stacy Ungar)