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.