About Us

We are a new dojo located in NW Calgary that teaches Zen Karate. Our style combines techniques from Shotokan Karate, Taekwondo and kickboxing, and participants have successfully competed in tournaments at the local, provincial, national and international level.

Litorco Martial Arts teaches its students traditional forms (kata) from Shotokan and Taekwondo, and fighting techniques from all of our parent styles. We combine rigorous cardio training with traditional teaching methods to help students develop their physical strength and mental fortitude.

Our goal is to instil in our students the Zen Karate SPIRIT: Self-Control, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Indomitable Spirit, Truth.

Sensei Bryan Litorco

Head Instructor

Sensei Bryan is a Second Degree Black Belt in Zen Karate. He has been practicing martial arts for 27 years and has over 9 years of teaching experience. During his 14+ year competitive career, Sensei Bryan has competed in over 100 tournaments in Canada and the US. Sensei Bryan and his family regularly compete in the Southern Alberta open circuit, and in 2017, he won Kata Grand Champion at the Western Canadian Karate Championships.

Connie Litorco

Office Manager

Connie is happy to help our students with any questions or concerns related to the dojo! In addition to her office duties, Connie will be assisting Sensei Bryan in teaching classes. She has been practicing karate since 2015 and has a rank of Blue Belt. Connie believes that martial arts has improved her quality of life and helps her cope with various chronic medical conditions.

Celeste Litorco

The Boss

Celeste is the daughter of Sensei Bryan and Connie. She has been practicing karate since 2015 and has a rank of Blue Belt. Celeste enjoys practicing karate and competing as a family, especially in the Team Kata division with her mom! Celeste will be assisting in classes by demonstrating techniques and helping the younger students. In the future, Celeste hopes to earn her Black Belt and teach at her own dojo.