Welcome to York Centre Karate website

We are glad to welcome you to our website and we hope you will join our programs. If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us https://yorkcentrekarate.com/contact/

or by phone 416-276-1932

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Online Zoom Training starting from Friday, January 7, 2022

Per province of Ontario ruling, as their response to Covid-19 hospitalization rates surging, all indoors classes were not allowed. That ruling will be in place for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022).

Starting from Friday, January 7, 2022 and until we will be allowed by City of Toronto to get back indoors, we will switch to online Zoom classes.

Those online Zoom classes will be on the same days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for kids (4-12 years old) from 7 pm till 7.45 pm, for youth and adults (13+) from 7.50 pm till 8.50 pm.

Rank testing will be postponed to a later date, it will be pending on the resume of in person training. All previously announced Winter additional training on Tuesday January 11 and January 18 will be canceled.

Any prospective student who wants to join our program during this period of time, please contact us for Zoom link and other information.

Start of Training in 2022 and other Announcements

We will resume our training in 2022 on Monday, January 10, 2022 with the same schedule (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

As well, our Kinder and Kids groups will have 2 additional training sessions in line with Japanese Kangeiko training (thought that we will do it inside). Those trainings will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and Tuesday, January 18, 2022 on the same schedule, but in Room 3 (Kinder 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids 6.45 pm – 7.45 pm).

Our first Rank Testing this season will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm (both Kinder and Kids groups together). Additional details will be shared later.

Today, York Centre Karate decided to award our the highest recognition award, Anthony Paul Ragoobir Budo Excellence Award. This year, Sensei Larry Lyman and Sensei Walter Young were recognized with this award for their outstanding effort in preserving true BUDO spirit. We hope to continue that tradition, which was paused due to the pandemic. Congratulations Sensei Larry Lyman and Sensei Walter Young! Note: Shihan Anthony Paul Ragoobir was a disabled Karate practitioner who despite his disability was practising full power with full commitment, showing an exceptional dedication to Karate, and showing true spirit of BUDO. He was a big friend of York Centre Karate who supported us both in person and also through showing example to our students.

Karate program resumes next week at Earl Bales Community Centre

We are glad to announce that we are resuming our Karate training indoor. Our regular location, Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre, will go under construction for major renovation until Spring of 2022. In the meantime, our training will continue at Earl Bales Community Centre – 4169 Bathurst St, North York, ON M3H 3P7

Due to the upcoming Federal election, we will have a special schedule for the first three weeks in the month of September:

Tuesday, September 7Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Thursday, September 9 – Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Tuesday, September 14, – Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Wednesday, September 15 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm,

Friday, September 17 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm,

Tuesday, September 21 – Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Wednesday, September 22 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm,

Friday, September 24 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm.

Starting from Monday, September 27 we will go into our regular Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule in Room 1 all groups and times: Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm.

We will observe same Covid-19 protocols as before, with only exception that masks will not be required during training if the distance between students will be maintained at 2 meters. In all other cases, when work in pairs or go to washroom or come and go to from class, mask will be mandatory on.

Start of Kids outside training from Monday June 14, 2021

Starting from Monday June 14, 2021 we are switching our Kids training to outside one, as per government allowance. Training sessions will start at 6.30 pm and will go until 7.20 pm approximate. Location will be on site of Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre (Arena) our main location – 580 Finch Ave West – https://maps.google.com/maps?z=16&q=580%2Bfinch%2Bave%2Bwest%2C%2Btoronto%2C%2Bontario%2C%2Bm2r%2B1n7 On the right side from Centre closer to Library. Before start of training parents will have to submit COVID-19 declaration online as we did in the Fall – https://yorkcentrekarate.com/covid-19-declaration/

Uniform must be Summer one (t-shirt and uniform pants or shorts), with shoes, please bring a sunhat, bottle of water and face towel.

Students should have and wear a mask when they arrive (as well as accompanying parents) and should have in the bag a pair of gloves (if you have Karate one, if not vinyl or rubber disposable one). If you have a yoga or sport mat, please bring it with you too.

Students should comply with all COVID rules, keep 3m distance etc.

I should also remind you that starting from July we will have a reduced schedule (only Monday and Wednesday) and Summer training will end on Wednesday August 18 (July and August is considered as one month). Hope to see you in person soon.

Our training sessions continue on Zoom online

As City of Toronto along with all Ontario province are in stay at home order, we are continuing our online Zoom training: Monday, Wednesday and Friday Kids from 7.35 pm till 8.15 pm, Youth and Adults 8.20 pm till 9.10 pm.

That will continue until at least will become worm and city of Toronto will allow outdoor training, not expected before middle of May.

Due to recent lockdown in City of Toronto, our training sessions back online

As per Friday announcement, our access to facility was already 3rd time this year forbade.

Our training sessions will get on Zoom.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Kids: 7.35 pm till 8.15 pm

Youth and Adults: 8.20 pm till 9.00 pm (9.10 pm).

Hopefully that will end after December 20, 2020 (as current order is set until that time).

Anyone interested please contact me about details of Zoom session.

Karate practice is back on site starting from Friday October 16, 2020

Sport of Karate classes are back on premises for individual training only, without any fitness component (strictly Karate training ) in according with previous schedule

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre (Arena). 1. 4 to 6 years old 5.45 pm – 6.20 pm; 2. 7 to 12 years old 6.35 pm – 7.35 pm; 3. 13 and up 7.50 pm – 9.10 pm. 

Mandatory COVID-19 practice https://yorkcentrekarate.com/2020/10/01/important-mandatory-covid-19-practice-from-october-5th-2020/ will be enforced, as well masks, maintaining distance and frequent disinfection and sanitizing will be mandatory.

High Performance Sport of Karate training will be continued on Thursdays at Earl Bales Community Centre