Vancouver Karate School in Kitsilano, Vancouver. For Kids and Adults in Vancouver.

Hayabusa Karate

Hayabusa Karate is a Karate BC club that offers traditional and competition training in Kata (form) and Kumite (sparring) in Shotokan Karate. Classes are equally beneficial for serious karate practitioners as well as individuals who practice to stay healthy and in shape. A high fitness and muscle training component is incorporated into every class along with a focus on technique, strategy, self-confidence and team work. See it for yourself  by visiting Hayabusa Karate at the Billy Bishop Legion (2nd Floor) on 1407 Laburnum Street (close to Kitsilano Beach). See the class schedule here.

About the Instructor:

 Valentyna Zolotarova

 Athletic Highlights

Top 8 in Kata at the WKF Junior World Championships 2005

Wado-Ryu Kumite World champion

Senior National Canadian Grand Champion 2008

Junior National Canadian Champion 2003-2007

Junior Pan-American Bronze Medalist 2003 & 2006

National Cyprus Champion 2000


Non-Competitive Highlights

3nd Dan (3d Degree Black Belt)

Licensed PKF and WKF Judge


Other Qualifications

NCCP Certified

Bachelor of Education (University of British Columbia)

Master of Educational Technology ( University of British Columbia)

WKF Judge


Hayabusa Karate School (1407 Laburnum Street)


Hayabusa Karate offers classes of Shotokan Karate for children and adults in Vancouver, Canada and Revolutionary Online Karate Classes worldwide. Our Vancouver classes take place at the Billy Bishop Legion at 1407 Laburnum Street in Kitsilano, Vancouver. Children aged 2 and up and adults of any age are welcome to try out the first class for free. Attractive family rates are available. Hayabusa Karate members can benefit from insurance through membership in Karate BC and the National Karate Association. In addition to Karate BC, Hayabusa Karate belongs to the International Shotokan Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation. Detailed information about the instructor is available here.

Hayabusa Karate students have an opportunity to develop karate skills, discipline, self confidence and if they wish they can also have a chance to move up in belt ranks and participate in a variety of tournaments, seminars and other important karate events. For more information, contact Hayabusa Karate at or call 604-831-3965. See what others are saying about Hayabusa Karate here!

1407 Laburnum Street

Billy Bishop Branch 176 Royal Canadian Legion

(2 minute walk from Kitsilano Beach)

Kitisilano, Vancouver

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