Two Weeks on us!

We are so confident you will love our classes that we are offering all new students two weeks of martial arts training at Barton's completely free of charge and with no obligation to enroll.

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Our Karate Federation web page in Okinawa, Japan

Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate Do Kyokai

  (founded 1969 Miyazato Sensei)
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Daito-ryu Aiki-Bujutsu Rengokai

Murphy Del Cueto Sensei


minei sensei at miyazato tomb

Minei Karate Dojo -Nanjo City, Okinawa

Nanko Minei Hanshi, 10th Degree Black Belt

Our home dojo in Okinawa


Brazilian Ju-jitsu

We have offered Brazilian Ju-jitsu since 1994

for approx the last 10 years we have been  training under the

sadly now defuct FRANCO/ BEHRING ALLIANCE, now with

Master instructor Sylvio Behring, Brazil

Master Instructor Sylvio Behring


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Judô (The Gentle Way)

Modern Judô is commonly called a sport (Olympic level since 1964), a martial art, a way of spiritual harmony, a system of physical education, and a recreational activity. To some extent, all these definitions are accurate. People who practice Judô completely dedicated to the art consider it a way of life, but a full appreciation of the true nature of Judô is yet to be attained by many of its exponents. This is because the scope of Judô has frequently been viewed too narrowly; many of its important cultural aspects have been played down in favor of a few specialized ones.

In Japan, after the end of the bakufu (feudal government 1868), the Emperor was restored to power and an era of change swept Japan. The arts and skills of the samurai were a part of a heritage considered fossilic and outdated often falling into disuse.

Emperor was restored to power and an era of change swept Japan. The arts and skills of the samurai were a part of a heritage considered fossilic and outdated often falling into disuse.

Dr. Jigoro Kano, a schoolteacher and jujutsu expert, was determined to see the Japanese martial traditions enter the 20th century. His efforts brought together of many feudal jujutsu masters in an attempt to merge them into a modern scientific and educational system in line with the societal changes of the day. He called his system Kodôkan Judô, or “the gentle way”.

The syllabus of Judô can be broken down into four categories: Nage-waza (throwing techniques), Ne-waza (or Katame-waza – mat / grappling techniques), Kime-waza (self-defense) and Kata (two person forms).

Judô is centered upon the concept of “ju”, loosely translated as “gentleness”. In other words, when attacked, the Judôka (Judô practitioner) learns to relax making best use of his energy thus allowing to “give way” to the force of the aggressor. This principle, often described as “maximum efficiency with minimum effort”, is fundamental in understanding the art and way of Judô. ***(This description written by George r. Parulski Sensei)

Collingwood has had a judo dojo (school) in one for or another for over 30 years with various teachers, probably reaching it’s prime in the early 1980’s with former National Champions Sensei Steve Penyge and Sensei Donna Mcdonald (ex-wife of Canadian Judo Legend Sensei Duncan Vignale- 8th Dan)

In the late 1980’s the Collingwood Judo club ceased to exist and Sensei Penyge began periodically teaching at Barton’s dojo on request, as well as Vignale sensei and George R. Parulski from New York for a large annual seminar in Collingwood. Patrick Barton received his brown belt in 1989 after studying Judo in North Bay under Bill and Carl Bynoe, and then in Collingwood and practicing Ju-jitsu daily.

Sadly a Judo only class never really caught on in Collingwood until recently. We were members of Judo Ontario for several years and one of Patrick Barton’s former students (Trevor Andrews) moved to Barrie and received his black belt training under Sensei Bill Shoupe. Trevor taught a judo program for a year or two around 2006-2007and after Trevor left, Patrick took over the program again.

Finally in 2007 Judo took off at Barton’s! Thanks mostly to our great new judo teacher by way of MEXICO!! Salvador Hernandez-Cruz moved to Collingwood and began training Ju-jitsu with Patrick, seeing his skill level in judo and just as importantly his demeanor with students and ability to teach and communicate well, Patrick asked Salvador to start up a Judo program.

Sadly Senpai Hernandez-Cruz is back in Mexico in University so again we are with out Judo (but all the throws and ne waza are still taught in our jujitsu program- we just no longer offer judo only classes)

At Barton’s the emphasis is on TRADITIONAL JUDO and etiquette and respect first, sport is second!