The MJCCC is also home base for several user groups. Currently, the following groups or organizations call the cultural centre their home:
Winnipeg Budokai Shotokan Karate (Sensei: Clive Hinds 空手家)
Karate is a martial art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands and may include grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes. Come and try their FREE class anytime! Available Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7pm (all belt levels) and Fridays 5:30 – 7pm (brown & black belts only)
Registration information by phoning 467-5787 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manitoba Kendo Club (Head Instructor: Tom Yamashita)
Sundays 12 – 4pm, Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Manitoba’s première kendo club and one of Canada’s oldest dojo practicing and promoting kendo in the heart of the Japanese community in Winnipeg for over 40 years. The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword). Beginners class starts January 25.
More info at www.manitobakendoclub.com.
Manitoba Karaoke Club
This singing group meets every two weeks (usually on Sunday afternoons) using its own specialized karaoke equipment, you’ll sing the songs you like. It’s a great way to build poise and meet new people. Anyone can join so why not drop in (phone the Centre for the next meeting date).
Hinode Taiko Inc.
This group has been drumming out of the Centre since we opened in 1987. Well-known across North America and in Japan, each Fall they host a drum workshop for neophytes. Some workshop participants have gone on to become full-time members of the group!
Find out more about them at www.hinodetaiko.ca