A little while longer…

Dear Clients and Friends,

On March 14, 2020, we were mandated to temporarily close our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a very nervous and uncertain time for all of us since then.

After much deliberation over these past several months, I have made the difficult decision to close our Leslieville location for now.

In my few years of operation, I have always valued your safety and well-being as our top priority and will continue to do so. Karate Canada, with government guidance around safety protocols and social distancing, have made a “return to play plan” which the provincial organisations are following. This will allow us to open up again in the future with certain restrictions and safety precautions in place with guidance from the Ontario Karate Federation. However, in order for us to safely implement those measures, we will need a different space for our dojo.

We have approximately 40 families in our community and I am thinking of you all. I hope to stay in touch during our hiatus – questions and updates are always welcome!

I will share re-opening plans once I have found a new space and it is safe to proceed. It is my hope and intention that I can resume classes at a location in this same vicinity soon.

To our families and customers, I extend sincere and heartfelt appreciation. It has been my pleasure to serve you in our community. Thank you for choosing karate!

Sincerely,

Andrew

COVID-19 Karate School Temporarily Closed

The Leslieville Karate School will be suspending classes starting today, March 16.

With the growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closing to support the social distancing efforts being implemented across Canada to minimize the spread of the virus.

We will keep you posted as the situation evolves, and will resume in-person classes as soon as we can.

We understand concerns about how to keep busy during this challenging time, so please stay tuned for online resources, e-classes, and exercises that your family can do from home.

Thank you for your understanding.

Classes Open with increased Heath Precautions

With the Covid-19 virus news right now, I wanted to touch base with everyone about our response as the Leslieville Karate School.

First and foremost, we will remain open and fully operational at this time. If word from Health Canada or any other Authority advises otherwise, we will respond and update accordingly.

That said, we are increasing the frequency of our regular daily cleaning protocols to disinfect surfaces, mats, etc. as extra precautions.

We also ask that our members and families take these simple steps (the same we all should take during any flu season) as precautions:

1. Wash hands often and thoroughly with soap and water (or hand sanitizer if needed)

2. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes

3. Most importantly, if you aren’t feeling well please stay home!

4. If you’ve been traveling internationally, please follow the Health Canada’s guidelines for risk assessment and self-imposed quarantine guidelines.

Our risk in Ontario is quite low, and it is far more likely that you will have a cold virus or other flu virus than Covid-19, but just as an extra precaution, even if you believe you just have mild cold symptoms please stay home until you are fully recovered – this is for adult students, parents, and kids alike.

As a small community business, we are asking for your continued support as we all navigate these uncharted waters. In the event that there are prolonged closures, we will be providing online videos with exercises and activities for our students to do at home on their own, with their parents or siblings, etc, to make the best of the time that we may have to spend in our homes. Any cancelled classes will be happily made up to the best of our ability.

We appreciate your support and look forward to great progress for everyone in 2020!

Happy Holidays!!

To everyone from the Leslieville Karate School,

We are on our winter break until Tuesday January 7th 2020. Enjoy your time with family, and we will see you back in the New Year.

Tuesday classes postponed to Friday this week

Today’s classes (Tuesday) are postponed to Friday this week.

Please refer to the schedule or check your email for Friday’s class times.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reminder that the dojo is closed Sunday for Thanksgiving.

All Sunday classes are moved to Saturday (tomorrow), at the same times. Also, Tuesday Oct 15th, classes are cancelled as well. All Tuesday class students are invited to Friday Oct 18th classes at the appropriate time/class for your belt level.

After this weekend, our new schedule is in effect. Contact the office if you need a copy, or have any questions about the schedule.

D&D at the Dojo – An ETYF event

The East Toronto Young Fathers Dungeons & Dragons group is invited to play at the Karate School this Thursday evening at 7:30pm for their regular game night.

Bring your gear, dice, and anything else you need. If there are debates on the effectiveness of anyone’s hand to hand skills, a demonstration can be arranged- we are in a Karate School after all. Happy playing.

Good Luck – Sport Team

Good luck to our competing athletes today!

Fall Registration now open

Our Fall Classes begin Tuesday Sept 3rd, register now to hold your spot. There are only a few spots and they will go fast. Contact us today.

 

Summer Term

Just a reminder, we are open for full class schedule today.

Sport class and Self-Mastery programs are being held as well.

See you on the mats.