Built in 1993, this dojo began as the training gym for the four Ling sisters (Rassamee, Tanya, Lisa, and Mee Lain) to train for national and international level karate competitions. With this resource, they successfully achieved medal placings around the world.
Delta Karate School was first established in 1994 by Sensei Mee Lain Ling (National Champion six times between 1990 & 1997 and 5th place at Pan American Games, Argentina 1995). She offered both children and youth classes as the primary instructor for 5 years till 1998. Over the last two decades, the program has evolved and is now a comprehensive traditional martial arts school (Delta Martial Arts) offering classes for all ages in Karate, and specialized classes for adults in Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship) and Kobudo (traditional Okinawan weapons).
Martial arts from any tradition is a lifelong learning process. Our karate school not only provides support and great opportunities for dedicated athletes who have competitive goals in mind, but we facilitate the journeys of people who are also looking for a recreational activity to those who wish to physically and mentally improve themselves.
At Delta Karate School, our instructors care for the whole student. In addition to physical strength and ability, students learn perseverance, respect, confidence, patience, and discipline. Instructors support students with a range of interests from high level competition to personal health and self-defence. Our goal is to build confidence through an appropriately challenging and fun class environment for all students, no matter the skill level. As each person may have a different learning style, students are given multiple ways to learn through visual, auditory, kinesthetic and experiential methods.
Our study of Karate incorporates Kata (forms), Kihon (basic movements), Kumite (fighting and self-defence), and Bunkai (take-down techniques, locks, kata applications).
Classes are taught in a 1,000 square foot area. The dojo (training gym) is fully equipped with judo tatami mats, mirrors, protective gear, punching bag + pads, various Okinawan hand weapons and washroom/shower facilities.