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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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2nd Annual Karate Summer Camps!!

karateschool summer camps

 July 27-31 – 9:00am-11:00am – Training Students

Sport Camp – Kata & Competition

August 3-7 – 9:30-11:30am – Beginners

Equipment use and Game Play 


These two camps still have availability for registration, but we are booking our spaces quickly. 

The cost is $75 + HST each week. Camps are restricted to 10-12 students each week.

To register for one or more of the camps, just fill in the registration form at the bottom of the page and click ‘submit’.

For those new students who may not know what karate is all about….

Karate is a system of self-defence that is practiced with bare feet and a martial arts kimono called a ‘Gi’. Training involves different postures and body movements including punching, kicking, blocking, throwing, and wrestling. Training equipment such as mats, striking targets, and kick shields are used for safety.

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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Free Karate and Self-Defence Workshops


Leslieville Karate School is hosting a series of free workshops about karate and self-defence.

The purpose of these classes are to introduce what karate is, how to train, and how it works as self-defence knowledge.

No special equipment or training gear is necessary. Simply wear clothes that don’t restrict your movement, such as a t-shirt and track pants. Please avoid over loose or baggy clothing, snug (not tight) fitting is better when we are working with the body.

Each class will have a slightly different focus and each workshop is a stand alone class. You need not attend one to attend another. Come to as many as you like.

These workshops are appropriate for Adult and Mature Teen students (14+ yrs), men and women. Classes deal with mature subject matter in adult language.

Sunday March 29th 1:30pm-2:45pm : Beginning  Karate 101

Sunday April 12th 2pm-3pm : Keychain Self-Defence **

Sunday April 26th 2pm-3pm : Sister Samurai Women’s Group

** The Keychain workshop requires the use of a Karate keychain. This workshop has a $20 materials fee for participants. You will be receive a keychain to take home as part of the course.

To register for your spot, please complete the form below.

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FREE Classes During March Break!

kids karate

Are you looking for something new during March break?

Come into the Leslieville Karate School any Tuesday during March and your first class is FREE.

March is Trial month for the upcoming April to June Term. All children’s karate trials include a uniform and 1 month of classes for $50. Classes are limited to 10 students, so register for a spot right away by visiting our contact page and filling out the email form, or emailing directly to karateschoolca@gmail.com

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