Advancing Students One Technique At a Time.


Our Mission:

Our goal is to provide the very best instruction and training experience to our students; while, improving self confidence, self esteem, coordination, balance and of course self defense skills.  We offer separate kids and adult classes as well as traditional weapons training.  We keep training interesting as no two classes are ever the same with each class tailored to the students that are training that class.  Please take advantage of our FIRST TWO CLASSES FREE offer and see for yourself what our Whitby karate school has to offer you and your family.

Sensei Adrian Robichaud

General Information

Durham Shorin Ryu Karate was established in 2008 and teaches Shorin Matsubyashi Ryu karate-do, a traditional martial art, which was developed in Okinawa, Japan by Shoshin Nagamine.  We train under Eihachi Ota, 10th degree, of California.  We focus on the art of karate-do emphasizing kata (forms), traditional martial arts weapons training (kobudo), self-defense, basics, character development, sparring and physical fitness.

Improve you and your child's self-esteem, self-confidence, physical fitness, self-awareness and more!

We welcome families and students from five years old and up.

Jiu-Jitsu and Cali (Filipino stick fighting) are also available.  We have discounted family and multi-martial arts rates.

We provide a roughly 1000 square foot fully matted, clean and bright training area.  There are large mirrors to help you improve your technique.  You are welcome to observe your children practicing karate.

We are conveniently located at 15 Thickson Road North, Unit #10 in Whitby just North of Dundas and Thickson on the North East corner.

We are your source for traditional Shorin Ryu karate for kids and adults in Whitby, Ontario

Our Instructors:


 Head Sensei Adrian Robichaud first started practicing karate at the age of 11.  He has studied various styles of karate over the years.  He is a practising doctor of chiropractic at Robichaud Chiropractic & Orthotics in Oshawa with over 25 years of solid martial arts training. He believes that you can benefit from karate from the very first class. He accomplishes this by teaching practical techniques from day one. He has a shodan (black belt) in Go Ju Ryu karate and a go dan (fifth degree black belt) in Shorin Ryu Karate. He has also trained in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.

As a chiropractor he has a thorough understanding of the human body and he uses this to enhance the safety and effectiveness of his instruction.  He enjoys teaching students of all ages.

Our other instructors include Sensei Gary Christensen (5th degree black belt), Margaret Scora (2nd degree black belt), Louie Givelas (3rd degree black belt) and Sensei Dan O'Brien (seventh degree black belt, Renshi) serves as our technical advisor (for all of Canada too).

Classes are always taught by someone of at least first degree black belt rank.

Many of our instructors have over fifteen years training in karate and other martial arts too.

Senior students often assist with the junior classes enhancing the instruction our youngest students receive.

Upcoming Events:


Durham Shorin Ryu Karate

15 Thickson Road North, Unit #10

Whitby, Ontario  L1N 8W7

tel: 289-240-2719

Head Sensei (teacher) Dr. Adrian Robichaud

March Break Shedule

No Classes Monday March 13 or Friday March 17, 2017

Our Facility:

Our facility is a state-of-the-art dojo with modern mats covering our entire training area, shields and mirrors.  Changing and washrooms facilities are onsite.

About Us

FIRST TWO CLASSES FREE! *Cannot be combined with other offers such as WagJag or Groupon.