about us

Sensei Brian Purves has over 20 years experience in Martial Arts. He holds the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) in Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate.

Following the philosophy of Goju-Ryu Karate, Sensei Brian believes in hard work and discipline and he passes these lessons onto his students. 

As a dedicated and knowledgeable instructor, Sensei Brian takes a personal interest in every student...and it shows. Over the years his fair-but-firm approach has produced many tournament champions and graduated several blackbelts in the Port Coquitlam area.  

As a respected competitor in the Karate community, Sensei Brian has achieved success at home and abroad, winning numerous karate titles.

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what are people saying

"There are so many wonderful things to say about Sensei Brian and his karate school. I asked our son Alex what it means to be a part of Westwood Karate. He said that it has given him confidence, respect and loyalty for others. As his parents we have seen these qualities abound in him and so much more. This community is so valuable to Alex, its supportive nature is a result of Sensei's loving and demanding teaching style.” -Todd Higden

"Karate has really enhanced Hunter’s quickness, control and focus. Sensei Brian does a great job working with each individual student according to their own ability and style. Also, the quality of student that Brian has attracted to his dojo cannot be understated. The senior students set a fantastic example for the younger ones. -Brian Lehmann​

"I was looking for a way to get back in shape and Westwood Karate helped me get there. Brian is a great instructor and he pushed me to reach my goal. I lost 20 pounds in a matter of weeks...and it was fun! If you live in Port Coquitlam, I highly recommend his classes." - Michelle Osachoff​

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Established in 2005, Westwood Karate has become Port Coquitlam's number one Karate school. We focus on traditional values, stressing discipline and hard work and we strive to develop self esteem and confidence through martial arts training, in a fun and safe environment. Our karate classes are taught using a hands-on, personal approach that involves high levels of interaction with our instructors and fellow students.

​We are also a member Karate BC and are active in the provincial karate tournament circuit. Our Tournament Team is highly respected in the karate community and we encourage students to take advantage of this unique development opportunity. Students on our Tournament Team build goal-setting skills, learn about teamwork and develop lifelong friendships.  Above all, our students are taught to respect themselves and others. 

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