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North Woodside Community Centre
230 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2X 3S8 - (902) 801-8274 - budo@budocentral.com

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Budocentral Martial Arts in Halifax - Dartmouth, NS is the home of some of the most exciting and dynamic martial arts you can find. We are not a commercial venture but a team of dedicated volunteers and martial arts enthusiasts. Both Karate and Ju-Jitsu are non-tournament styles where the emphasis is on student development, fitness and self-esteem building. All our programs and workshops are life changing and empowering.

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News - Workshops
  • Ju-Jitsu starts Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.
  • Karate-do Shotokai starts Saturday Sept. 19, 2015.
  • WASP starts Monday, Sept 28th
  • Space in all our classes is extremely limited so please contact to book a spot.
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Budo's Store Front


Besure to check out our new store front where you can pay for classes and buy T-shirts as well as martial arts supplies using Visa, Master Card, American Express, or PayPal.


Kyushu-Ryu Ju-Jitsu

Kyushu-Ryu Ju-Jitsu - An ancient traditional Japanese martial art that employs strikes, joint locks, throws, come-alongs, chokes, grappling and weapons. This non-tournament style is very street oriented and applicable to modern day concerns.

Karate-do Shotokai Karate-do Shotokai - a non-tournament karate style where movements are generally flowing and full of vitality and energy, while always applying the principles of harmony and relaxation. With an emphasis on cooperative practice shotokai is a style anyone can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level. We have two clubs in Dartmouth.
WASP W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P. - Women's Awareness Survival Program is an exciting, empowering and self-confidence boosting self-defence workshop for women built on decades of study and statistics on violence against women. WASP uses no complicated martial art techniques but relies on battle proven gross motor skills that are easily learned and retained. Workshop includes self-defence techniques, awareness and avoidance training, threat assessment, assertiveness training and much more.  
Bully Proof Bully Proof - Bully Proof is assertiveness training for elementary school aged kids. It's a two and a half hour self-esteem building workshop designed to teach kids how walk, talk, act and prepare a plan for dealing with bullies. Parents too will gain important information to continue helping their kids with this important life skill so be sure to attend with your child.
TACT TACT - Tactical Awareness & Combat Techniques - a series of battle proven, resistance and force training workshops that can help at risk professionals, police officers and security personnel or civilians to reduce hesitation time during self-defence encounters and provide them with modern effective tactical self-defence responses that are court defensible.