Northern Karate Schools


Northern Karate Schools

Unit 135
Bruce Toupin (School Director)


Monday: 4pm – 10pm
Tuesday: 12pm-2pm, 4pm-10pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 10pm
Thursday: 12pm-2pm, 3pm-10pm
Friday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
Sunday closed

Northern Karate Schools were established in 1972 by 10th Degree Black Belt and International Martial Arts Champion, Cezar Borkowski. Hanshi Borkowski has won countless titles, is Director of Karate for the World Kobudo Federation, and is recognized as a certified instructor by the All Okinawa Karate & Kobudo Federation (Japan).

Since its inception, Northern Karate has expanded to 10 locations in the metropolitan Toronto area, as well as two international schools, where more than 8,000 men, women and children, ages 3-70+, enjoy the benefits of an NKS’ martial arts programs each week. NKS’ students and instructors have appeared in a variety of local, national and international broadcasts, as well as in numerous newspapers and magazines. Additionally, NKS received the Ethnic Press Award and have been voted #1 by several print media.

Northern Karate programs enhance strength, flexibility, and cardio-vascular fitness. Pre-schoolers develop gross motor skills, and children and teenagers become physically active. NKS’ exercise-with-a-purpose is an ideal way for adults to get and stay in shape. In addition to martial arts training conducted mornings, lunch time, evenings and weekends, our unique Cardio Combat® classes offer a challenging alternative to stale fitness routines.

At Northern Karate, we believe a martial arts education is a vehicle for self-discovery and positive change. We also believe it can improve the world – one person at a time.