Since 1996 Okuden Karate Jutsu has focused on practical self-defense against the full spectrum of interpersonal violence. We focus on bunkai jutsu, the self-defense templates embedded in kata. Okuden Karate Jutsu teaches both  Gendai (modern) and Koryu (classical) versions of those kata common to Wado Ryu, Chito Ryu and other Karate systems.

All Karate emphasizes courtesy, perseverance, ethical conduct and loyalty. These timeless principles have established Karate as an effective path to mental, spiritual and physical health.

 Aggressive and predatory individuals are often deterred by the quiet confidence and resolve of the serious martial artist. Avoiding violence though discernment and personal discretion is the safest way to negotiate conflicts and physical technique is always a last resort. That said, people have the legal right to use reasonable force in self-defense.

Adult learners are welcome at Okuden Karate Jutsu, especially beginners and those of limited athletic experience. Teenagers over 14 years are also welcome if accompanied by an adult guardian. Our classes feature partner and solo drills easily-modified to suit an individual's skill and strength. Flexible and personalized instruction encourages learners to progress and develop functional spontaneity.


Karate Jutsu (sometimes called Kenpo Jutsu) is the older version  of Karate. It features escapes, vital point strikes, throws, strangulations/chokes, joint locks and prone grappling techniques that are supported by kata as a memory tool. These techniques and the Koryu kata philosophy are generally absent from Karate Do cirriculums although some systems add "self-defence" borrowed from Ju Jujutsu or Aikido. 

                                                                            SENSEI DUCHESNEY TRAINING BY THE SEA

It is important to achknowledge that Karate Do training methods mainly prepare students for rule-bound matches against other Karateka.  In such competitive scenarios, the technical range is limited to medium and long range hand and foot techniques at various levels of intensity.  Therefore, competitive sparring is best viewed as an element of training rather than Karate's main focus. Disciplined free sparring instills fighting spirit, improves timing and familiarizes students with physical confrontation. 

Martial artists and combat sport athletes must understand how training methods effect outcome because people under duress respond with ingrained reactions. If those reactions don't spontaneously match an incoming attack, success is unlikely. With the possible exception of elite full-contact fighters, few learners are capable of automatically switching from sport to survival tactics on a reliable basis. Sixteenth century samurai philosopher Mushashi Myamoto advised his students to train as if they were fighting for survival against a ruthless opponent[s]. 

Technical matters aside, all Karate emphasizes courtesy, perseverance, ethical conduct and loyalty. These timeless principles have established Karate as a positive force for peace and good will.


Sensei Duchesney employs safe methods of imparting self-defense skills and physical fitness in a respectful atmosphere. Each class also features meditation, flexibility exercises and strength-building drills. All self-defense techniques are modified to suit the individual learner. Students also learn personal security strategies for modern urban life.


McNabb Community Centre : 180 Percy St. Ottawa

January to June / September to December - Monday & Wednesday: 7 pm - 830 pm

Sensei Duchesney: morjd@sympatico.ca / 613-598-0266

Website: www.okudenkj.ca / Facebook: Okuden Karate Jutsu


  Sensei Morgan Duchesney:

 Sempai Roderick Chisholm - Nova Scotia: 

Sandan: Karate Jutsu (3rd Dan Black Belt)

Nidan: Wado Ryu Karate (2nd Dan Black Belt)

Sempai George Duimovich - Ottawa:

Sandan: Wado Ryu Karate (3rd Dan Black Belt)

Nidan: Karate Jutsu (2nd Dan Black Belt)

Shodan: Kenpo Jutsu (1st Dan Belt)

Police Pressure Point System (PPPS) Certification

Organizational Affiliations:


Rokudan - Karate Do: Canadian Karate Association  - 2022

Karate Jutsu - Instructor License: Canadian Karate Association - 2009

Godan - Wado Ryu Karate: World Congress Shintani Wado Kai Karate -  2017

Karate Do - Instructor License: World Congress Shintani Wado Kai Karate -  2007

Sandan - Chito Ryu Karate: Ottawa Chito Kan - 2005

Nidan - Kenpo Jutsu: Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu -  2011

Instructor License - Kenpo Jutsu: Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu - 2011

Police Pressure Points System -  Canadian Jiu Jitsu Union - 2015

Associate Instructor: World Combat Association