Peter Desmarais, Headmaster

Christopher Marsh, Shihan

Jeff Maistrosky, Shihan


The Independent Karate School is a community-driven institution that teaches both children and adults the art of self defense.

At the Independent Karate School, our long history provides us with an established tradition of safe, effective teaching and a deep bench of experienced instructors.

At the IKS, our goal is to make self-defense training possible for all who wish to undertake it. Our flexible schedule allows students to train with varying degrees of intensity, as their level of interest and other commitments may dictate. No long-term financial commitments are ever required.

Of course, the best way to get to know the Independent Karate School is to pay us a visit. Anyone is more than welcome to try a class with no obligation, and no need to make special arrangements in advance. Please see our schedule for exact times and locations. We look forward to meeting you!