Traditional Shotokan Karate

Karate-do is a means to improve ones life physically and emotionally through training.

The Bend Karate Club strives to maintain and preserve Shotokan Karate-do as a traditional martial art.

We practice budo style Shotokan Karate using the 3 core training concepts of Kata, Kihon, and Kumite. Through humility and continued study, we will continue to develop and refine techniques using good body mechanics.
The challenges we face and struggles we overcome in the dojo help us to become better people. We make every effort to follow Master Funakoshi’s dojo kun:

  • Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto: Seek perfection of character
  • Makoto no michi o mamoru koto: Be faithful
  • Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto: Endeavor
  • Reigi o omonzuru koto: Respect others
  • Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto: Refrain from violent behavior
Tim Hanlon

Sensei Tim Hanlon, 7th Dan

Founder & Chief Instructor

The Dojo

We train on a wood floor that has plenty of room for classes. Mirrors are placed on each side of the dojo so that the students can study their stances and movements along with hand railing for assisting in training kicks.


A club is only as good as it’s teachers, instruction, and members… We have Senpai (senior level students) who are instructors and mentors to the dojo. They have trained under Sensei Hanlon for many years and hold the responsibility to pass on the training knowledge to students. Our dojo members are a great group of people who train hard and work together. Our ages and ability levels vary greatly though we all share a common ideal through Shotokan training.

Beginners Class

Our beginner classes is designed for new students to establish a strong foundation in Shotokan Karate. The beginner class teaches katas, kihon(basic blocks and punches), stances, controlled sparring drills, and self-defense.

Intermediate/Advanced Class

The intermediate/advanced class is by invite only and focuses on more intermediate to advanced training concepts. The curriculum will be focused for green belt and above.

Open Class

On Saturdays we have open training time at the dojo. It is a good time to get individual instruction from Senpai and/or self-train what you have learned during the week at formal class.


Currently Closed


Beginners Class

Intermediate/Advanced Class


Currently Closed


Beginners Class

Intermediate/Advanced Class


Open Training

The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.

MASTER FUNAKOSHI Founder of Shotokan Karate-do

Martial arts philosophy is not based on victory or fighting, but rather on finding a way to avoid violence through having the ability to defend yourself, if needed.

MASTER NISHIYAMA Teacher to Hanlon Sensei

Karate begins and ends with respect

MASTER ITOSU Teacher to Funakoshi Sensei

BKC Membership

Training Fee

$45 flat rate per month.
No contract required.
Payment is due prior to each month.
Family discounts are avaliable.

Getting Started

The path or way in karate begins with the first step. We invite you to come in and watch a class or train for free the first class. You can then get a feel for Shotokan Karate and decide if it is the right path for you.
Contact us to get started!
What is your minimum age for class?
This is an adult orientated class which allows young people to train in it. The minimum starting age is 12 years old.
What do I wear during class and do I need a uniform?
Workout clothes are acceptable during a trial period and once you decide to train with us, a white karate uniform will be required.
Do you have an orientation?
Yes! We encourage students to come in on a Saturday and orientate with an instructor. This takes about 1 hour.
Bend Karate Club
502 NE Revere Ave.
Bend, Oregon 97701
Phone: (541) 382-3892
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