Welcome to Montreal Wado Ryu Karate Association
About Montreal Wado Ryu Karate Association
Where Students Come First
Montreal Wado Ryu Karate Association was created out of a strong passion, a shared vision and a ceaseless commitment to making learning easy and accessible. Since opening in 2008, we’ve had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey.
We provide a wide range of courses to support students from all backgrounds and levels. Contact us with questions or to learn more!
Due to COVID-19 we have introduced online karate. Through the online course, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, safe and dynamic way. Contact us today to learn more about our course offerings.
Sensei Andrew Watson
Native to Jamaica with roots in Britain, founder of the London Wado Ryu Association (LWRA) and chief instructor at Montreal Wado Ryu Karate Association. Sensei Andrew Watson comes with over 30 years of martial arts experience.
Sensei Andrew has a 5th Dan Black Belt in Wado Ryu Karate and is also a kickboxing instructor. He was affiliated with KARATE QUEBEC BETWEEN 20TH MAY 2008 AND 16TH OCTOBER 2014. He is actively involved in continually developing community partnerships in this regard. And member of the NDG Community Council.
Sensei Andrew coaches Karate to Grade 1- 6 students at Roslyn, Edinburgh and Merton Elementary Schools.
Sensei Andrew’s teaching philosophy is rooted in the practical application of self-defense, instilling motivation and self-confidence through the disciplined practice of Karate.
Monday: 5pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 11am
Wado Ryu Karate
A Japanese martial art form, developing the entire body through rigorous training, with an emphasis on practical self-defense techniques which are practiced in a controlled environment. Benefits of karate include increased agility, coordination, strength, flexibility and discipline. As with most martial arts, karate is 90% mental and 10 percent physical.
by Sensei Andrew Watson
Sensei Andrew is a man of great stature and voice but an even greater heart. This is evident when you watch his interaction with the children entrusted to his care.
Sensei Andrew displays great care, concern and compassion in his teachings. Not only does Sensei teach his students the techniques, art and disciplines required of the sport he goes much deeper. He teaches them life lessons. Lessons of how to carry themselves and to be valued members of their greater community. He cultivates in his students a sense of respect, kindness, self confidence, self awareness and strength.
The children who participate in this activity are far more focused in their school work having learned from the discipline required to perform their Martial Arts skills. They are more compassionate towards their classmate having learned the value of respect and support of one another. I know that the addition of this activity and Sensei Andrew in particular have been a wonderful addition to our program and very beneficial to our students.
Sensei Andrew has been coming to Edinburgh PSA for the past 5 years teaching our children karate. His class is the largest we have in our program. He has been an inspiration to us all with his love of karate and our kids. Some children have been with him since the beginning. They proudly show off their new belts as they achieve them.
Without this wonderful program many children would not be able to practise this skill that will help them in life with discipline and respect.
We are truly grateful to have this opportunity. Thank you Foundation Bon Depart and Dojo for making this happen.