About Us

Qualified Instructors


Head Sensei Adrian Robichaud first started practicing karate at the age of 11.  He has studied various styles of karate over the years.  He is a practising doctor of chiropractic at Robichaud Chiropractic & Orthotics in Oshawa with over 25 years of martial arts training. He believes that you can benefit from karate from the very first class. He accomplishes this by teaching practical techniques from day one. He has a shodan (black belt) in Go Ju Ryu karate and a go dan (fifth degree black belt) in Shorin Ryu Karate. He has also trained in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.

As a chiropractor he has a thorough understanding of the human body and he uses this to enhance the safety and effectiveness of his instruction.  He enjoys teaching students of all ages.

Our other instructors include Sensei Margaret Scora (2nd degree black belt), Louie Givelas (3rd degree black belt).

Many of our instructors have over fifteen years training in karate.

Modern Facility

We provide a roughly 1000 square foot fully matted, clean and bright training area.  There are large mirrors to help you improve your technique.  You are welcome to observe your children practicing karate.  

Our Philosophy

Whitby Karate was established in 2008 and teaches Shorin Matsubyashi Ryu karate-do, a traditional martial art, which was developed in Okinawa, Japan by Shoshin Nagamine.  We focus on the art of karate-do emphasizing kata (forms), traditional martial arts weapons training (kobudo), self-defense, basics, character development, sparring and physical fitness. Email us below to find out more about us!