Instructor: Sensei Dennis Pfendler
Goju Ryu Karate-do of Vancouver (GRKV) was founded on “The Seven Merits of Karate” written in 1934′ by Miyagi Chojun – founder of Goju Ryu Karate-do. The name was changed from Goju Ryu Karate-do of Vancouver to Uptown Karate in January 2011′ and the school relocated from Salmon Creek to “Uptown Village” in downtown Vancouver. Pfendler Sensei has dedicated his life to the advancement of his knowledge and understanding of the discipline of the art form he practices every day. A Southern Chinese Kung Fu system based out of Okinawa recognized as the hard/soft style of Goju Ryu. He has been a practicing student and instructor for more than eighteen years and his dedication to training and improving the overall mental and physical toughness of his students is his motivation.