Kicks in the Park

KARATE KICK SHIELD SEMINAR 

10:00-11:30am SAT JULY 8TH 2017

This is a FUN day in the park learning all the basic karate kicks, on real karate equipment- The Kick Shields.

No experience necessary, bring your friends, bring your parents. Lawn chairs are encouraged.

Park acceptable attire is recommended: T-shirt, Shorts, Sneakers. This is an outdoor event, please bring your own sunscreen and water or refreshments.

$10 each or $15 for 2 students

Karate School Students cost is included in tuition

SATURDAY JULY 8TH 2017 @ Greenwood Park

Located at the corner of Greenwood and Dundas. We will be in the picnic area by the playground.

4th Annual Summer Camps

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Our 2017 Summer Camps are open for Registration!!

We have 2 camps this year. Both camps are half-day mornings only from 9am-noon, Mon-Fri at our Leslieville Karate School location, 1396 Gerrard St E, 2nd Floor.

July 24-28 – Recreational Karate, All levels

July 31-Aug 4 – Advanced Sport Karate, Orange Belt + only

There are only 10 spaces in each camp, please register early. Just complete the form below for more information. Registration will be emailed to you should you decide to move forward.

Toronto OPEN Competition

Sunday June 4th, our regular classes are suspended so that Sensei can travel to the Markham PanAm Center and support our athletes as they compete.

Come out and watch a fun day of karate competition.

Spectator fee only $5 for the entire day!

April Tournament

The Ontario Karate Federation is hosting their first tournament of the year next weekend, April 9th 2017.

This time we have 2 competitors attending the tournament with Sensei to compete in the Kata division.

Therefore, next weekend, Sunday April 9th there will be no classes. Come on out to the venue to cheer on the team.

We will resume our training the following weekend, April 16th. If you would like to become part of the team, contact us about Sport Training. There is still space in the preparation classes.

New Location Update!

We have been hard at work preparing our new space for classes! We can’t wait for you to see it, but there is still some work to do.

Classes will begin on Sunday, January 15th.

In the meantime, please review our new schedule:

Monday
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Adults – All Levels

Tuesday
5:15pm to 6:00pm – Children 5-8yrs – White/Yellow Belts
6:15pm to 7:00pm – Children 5-8yrs – Orange/Green Belts

Wednesday
Private lessons by appointment

Thursday
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Adults – All Levels

Friday
6:00pm to 7:00pm – Youth 8-12yrs – Green/Blue/Brown Belts
7:15pm to 8:15pm – Youth 8-12yrs – White/Yellow/Orange Belts

Saturday
Special seminars and private lessons by appointment

Sunday
9:15am to 10:00am – Children 5-8yrs – White/Yellow Belts
10:15am to 11:00am – Children 5-8yrs – Orange/Green Belts
11:15am to 12:15pm – Youth 8-12yrs – White/Yellow/Orange Belts
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Youth 8-12yrs – Green/Blue/Brown Belts
2:15pm to 3:15pm – Children Sport Class – All Levels
3:30pm to 4:30pm – Youth/Adult Sport Class – All Levels

We look forward to seeing you! If you have not previously registered for a particular class time, please let us know in advance if you plan to attend by sending an email to karateschoolca@gmail.com or calling 416-859-5425.

New Location in Leslieville

The Leslieville Karate School is moving in the New Year!

Our new address will be just a few blocks away, at:
1396 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4L 1Z4

Our last classes at our current location will be on Sunday, December 18th, 2016. We will be closed for the holidays, and will re-open at our new location on Sunday, January 8th, 2017.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Ontario Tournament in October

The 3rd and final Ontario championship tournament is coming up at the new PanAm Center in Unionville. Located just North of the 407 and Kennedy Rd, this wonderful facility is the perfect setting for athletes and coaches from all over Ontario to come and compete to see who can claim the title of the top spot in the province.

This is the last opportunity for this year for athletes to gain ranking points and qualify for a spot on the Ontario Team to go to the National Championship later this year. Because of the importance of this tournament, you will get to see some high level competition, as everyone is going all out to ensure that they are the ones on the podium.

With Karate being included in the 2020 Olympics, this tournament has been opened to all karate styles and clubs, regardless of association. This means that non-Karate Ontario clubs have a chance to compete here as well, increasing the amount of competitors and matches. With more athletes, there is more to watch and enjoy.

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We hope you come out to watch and cheer on the athletes. There is a minimal fee for entry, and the tournaments can last all day long. For all who are interested in spectating, we suggest packing a lunch and/or snacks. There are typically vendors at the site, however you may be limited by the selection. Alternatively, you could explore more of Unionville and find out what the town has to offer.

For anyone interested in participating in this exciting sport in the future, we have a new program that has just opened this weekend. The class is for both new beginners and more experienced athletes, with the focus being on development of athletic abilities and learning/understanding the rules of competition. The course runs Sundays at 2pm and is taught by our Head Coach, himself a former National Champion and PanAm level athlete. For more information on the sport program, click here.

Back to School – Fall Term 2016

Welcome Back! Our Fall 2016 Term is open and ready for all our returning students, as well as new faces to the school.

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September is the perfect month to join us, We have our 1-month trial special that includes a FREE uniform. Don’t wait, our classes are filling quickly.

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We are also continuing to recruit young athletes into the sport program, Training every week with a National Champion and NCCP Coach, with the hopes of developing along the Pathway to the Olympics.

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When you are ready to get started, please contact us using the contact page. We will send you some more information and answer any questions you may have about practice.

This IS the week you can change. This IS the moment to do it.

Karate Ontario Championships

This Sunday, June 5th 2016.

There will be no classes at the studio.

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Sport Karate Classes

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Train with a National Champion

Head Coach – Sensei Andrew Carr-Locke

New classes are now open. We train every Sunday in preparation for the upcoming 2016 tournament circuit. 

Tournament class Sunday at 2pm

These Competition oriented sport karate classes are open to everyone. Basic safety gear is required for training, and all necessary equipment is available at the club. We train in a sport environment, meaning there is a warm-up, technical component, physical component, and a cool-down. All classes are taught by trained coaches under the Canadian National Coaches Certification program. To register for the program, please email us using the contact form on this website.

logos karateThe World Karate Federation (WKF) is the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 130 member countries. It was formed in 1990 and is the only karate organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee and has more than ten million members. Karate Canada and Karate Ontario are members of the WKF, and our athletes compete in the WKF Junior and Senior Karate World Championships, which are each held every other year.

Competition is in either the Kumite (fighting) category or the Kata (pattern) category. Athletes compete against each other attempting to score points. The player with the highest score moves forward in the competition until the gold medal is awarded.

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Kumite is an engagement match between two competitors. Safety equipment is used at all times. The object is to demonstrate your technique against an opponent to score points. Penalties are given for too much contact and lack of control.

kata competitionKata is a floor routine performance of a set pattern of movements and breathing. It resembles a lone karate practitioner fighting imaginary opponents using a variety of techniques. These patterns and techniques are the old ways of recording and passing down the art form from one generation to the next. There is a set timing and cadence in which the practitioners must perform, much like a ballet of kicking and punching.

team kataKata is performed either alone, or in a synchronized team of 3

Sport Karate is a great way to stay in shape and have fun in friendly competition. It can give the athlete a healthy outlet for aggression and direct behaviour through the strict rules system and required karate etiquette and ritual.  Sport karate gives the individual a chance to better themselves, and compete for a spot on the provincial, national, and world teams. It includes levels of competition such as the PanAm Games, Summer Games, and Commonwealth Games.

gold medalsOur Novice Team will be competing in the 2016 Karate Ontario Provincial Championships circuit. This consists of 3 tournaments beginning in April. To join the team, all you need to do is train.

We will show you the way. Come and play for the gold.