Karate is a Japanese empty-handed art of self-defense focusing on punching, kicking, striking, and blocking. It is also an excellent form of excercise for men, women, and children of almost any age. It is especially suitable for children because it teaches them about respect and it promotes both fine and gross motor skill development. It is an art that requires strong self-discipline and concentration, but above all, great patience and perseverance. Ultimately, a karateka learns to overcome any obstacle, tangible or intangible.
The Shotokan CSL dojo was formed in 1995 and we are a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). The JKA is the world′s leading organization of the Shotokan style of karate and, as members, our students are provided with the opportunity to attend exams, seminars, and competitions at the local, national, and international level.
Sensei Stacy Ungar has been training in the martial arts since 1989 and holds a 5th dan JKA black belt. He has been teaching traditional Shotokan karate to children and adults since 1991. Sensei Stacy started his own dojo, Shotokan Karate CSL, in 1995 and has dedicated his life to teaching martial arts ever since. He is well known for his aptitude for teaching kids, having taught full-time at the CSL dojo as well as at several summer camps, elementary schools, and daycares in the Cote Saint-Luc area. Although Sensei Stacy′s passion has always been karate, he has studied many other martial arts such as aikido, judo, tai chi, escrima, and kickboxing.