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Our Instructors

Masa Okuma

Masaaki Hashimoto

Ron Ozols

Louie Dickens

 Photo by Hiroshi (Angus) Morimoto

 Photo by Hiroshi (Angus) Morimoto

Tel: (604) 433-4603

Okuma Sensei (6th dan) leads a focused and intense class, with particular attention placed on the basics, or kihon.  With both children's and adult classes, Tozenji Dojo has beautiful wood floors and a full wall mirror.

 Photo by Hiroshi (Angus) Morimoto

Phone: (604) 451-9491

Currently in the role of Special Advisor, Hashimoto Sensei (7th dan) began training in the late 70’s, and began teaching in Vancouver in 1982. Bringing over 40 years of experience to the dojo, he is largely responsible for the development of Shorinji Kempo in Vancouver today.


Louie Sensei (5th dan) is the instructor at the Vancouver Branch at Trout Lake Community Centre.  He began his Shorinji Kempo training under Hashimoto Sensei as a child.


Tel: (604) 240-3114

Ron Sensei (5th dan) is the instructor at the Vancouver Pacific Branch, which is conveniently located in the Olympic Village.  He does a great job in keeping the classes entertaining and informative. Geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome.


All our instructors teach on a volunteer basis and do not receive monetary compensation.  We are a non-profit organization.

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