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Northern Karate High Park

Personal Best

Welcome to the GTA’s #1 Martial Arts Organization.

For over 50 years, NKS has been guiding students to achieve their personal best.  With dozens of world class instructors, thousands of students in 14 locations across the GTA, everyday our students improve themselves in the dojo and in the real world.

NKS High Park was established in 2016 and has quickly grown to be an integral part of the Baby Point/Bloor West Village neighbourhood. 

Head Instructor Shihan Jeff Barrett began training with Northern Karate in 1995 and has earned a 6th degree black belt in Karate and Okinawan Kobudo.  He has trained and taught across Canada and in Europe.  He also lived and trained in Japan for 2 years, learning Japanese and continuing his martial arts training in karate, kobudo, Japanese archery and sumo.


He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts and a teaching degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. 

He helped create and run the Northern Karate Personal Best school program which has raised over $250,000 for local GTA schools

Our welcoming and enthusiastic teaching team speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. 


We cannot wait to meet you.

Our Team

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