Our dojo has been around for 37 years in the Sapperton area of New Westminster, but it was in 2008 that it became Hawkes Martial Arts under the leadership of Sensei Cody Hawkes.
We now offer a full complement of programming for all ages and abilities, including children’s programming for kids as young as four, co-ed adult classes, private lessons, and women’s only classes.
The dojo also offers martial arts weapons training, yoga, as well as birthday parties and team-building exercises.
Style and Philosophy
Our style is Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-do.
We are a Black Belt school. Our mission is to build our students into black belts through hard work, perseverance, and training. To accomplish this we instill a winning attitude, by developing a non-quitting spirit that is necessary to overcome obstacles.
People begin practicing karate for a variety of reasons, whether that is self defence, gracefulness, diligence, fitness, or to learn a new skill.
However, all students practice karate to improve themselves. We train our bodies to be strong, and our mind and spirit to be patient. We must work hard at this every day, and not just at the dojo. Everything we learn at the dojo can be applied to real life.
If we work hard and persevere in our training, and overcome obstacles, we can carry this success forward to our everyday life.