Bottle Drive on Saturday!!

Our annual Bottle Drive fundraiser is THIS SATURDAY!

Please meet at the western-most shop across from Chimo (formerly North American Lumber) at 9:00 am to get organized. We would like to get our trucks out in the town by 10:00 am. We can also always use volunteers to help with the sorting of the bottles and cans as they are returned to the shop.

Here’s a map to where the shop is…

See you Saturday!

Regular Classes Today; Tournament Coming Up Fast!

Just a reminder that it’s Tuesday today! Regular classes at the regular times at the regular dojo today.

Our tournament is coming up fast. We will be looking for volunteers to help out with various aspects of the tournament. We strongly encourage everyone to participate in the tournament and clinic which is held the night before. They are great learning experiences and a lot of fun!

See you at the dojo!

Today is the day!

Classes begin today for the 2019-2020 karate season!!

If you were unable to come out and register last week, that’s just fine! We can get you signed up and started tonight at the first classes. Here’s a 2019-20 Registration Form. If you are registering tonight, please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for you to complete a registration form and any sizing or equipment orders you may require.

Just for Kicks (age 5, 6, 7) is 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Jr/Adult (age 8 and up) is 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

Everyone is reminded to remove your shoes in the entry foyer before entering the dojo. Please place all shoes neatly along the sides of the entry.

All members, including non-training parents/guardians, should read the “Code of Conduct for Karate Students”

MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT

All karate participants are reminded of the following:

  • Remove ALL jewellery. Piercings which cannot be removed must be taped.
  • Long hair should be held back. White or black is the preferred colour for hair bands. No barrettes, please.
  • Finger/toe nails should be neatly trimmed short.
  • For those without a gi… clothing should be appropriate for an athletic workout. Sweat pants and a t-shirt are acceptable. The pants should be approximately ankle length i.e. not dragging on the floor to avoid slipping.

“Karate begins and ends with Respect.” Respect and discipline are key components of martial arts training. A lack of either can result in injury among other things.

We are excited to get started!

See you at the dojo!

Class Begins…

… on Tuesday!

Regular classes for the 2019-20 karate season begin on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the dojo! Our dojo is located at the Carlyle Elementary School gym. Please enter through the rear, Northwest doors off of the bus parking lot.

Just for Kicks (age 5, 6, 7) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Jr/Adult (age 8 and up) from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

New karate students without a gi (white karate uniform) are reminded to wear a t-shirt and sweats that DO NOT drag on the floor. We don’t want anyone to slip! Gym shorts are acceptable.

Once inside the entry foyer, please remove your shoes and place them neatly along the edge before entering the dojo. Karate students should “bow in” at the door before entering the gym. We’ll go over these customs at the first class. Since we are training in bare feet, we need to keep the dojo floor as clean as possible.

You may still register for karate if you were unable to attend the registration night last week! Just come to the first class and we will get you all set up and ready to go!

See you at the dojo!

Registration Night!

Registration night is coming fast!

Registration is being held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Carlyle Elementary School gym. Please use the rear NW doors off of the bus parking lot. Here is a link to the 2019-20 Registration Form if you wish to print off and complete it to be ready to go at the registration night. Please remember to FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM COMPLETELY with your full mailing address (box #, town, postal code), and phone numbers including an emergency contact name and number. Registration forms can also be handed in at the first class on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

All classes are held on Tuesdays. Just for Kicks (age 5, 6, 7) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm; Jr/Adult (age 8 and up) from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

For our new members, we will have senior students and black belt instructors there to help you if you wish to order a gi and/or other equipment. As early as possible, all karate students should purchase the following equipment:

Gi (white karate uniform)
Mouth guard (mandatory)
Hand pads (mandatory – we have a few sets at the dojo for student use, but preference is that students purchase their own)
Shin guards (mandatory at green belt and up)
Groin protection (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for male and female students – we do not sell these, but they are available locally at Home Hardware and in the city at other stores carrying sports equipment)

One of the nice things about karate is that the equipment will last a long time if cared for properly. Each of these items should last several years before needing to be replaced.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the registration night! We will happily answer any other questions you may as well!

See you at the dojo!