Our regular Rank Testing this season will take place on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm (both Kinder and Kids groups together). Additional details will be shared directly to all prospective participants.
Happy Halloween to all our students on Monday, October 31st, 2022! Earl Bales CC, following City of Toronto instructions, forbid kids under 12 years old inside the Centre after 4 pm.
Due to that, our Kinder and Kids groups will not be able to practice. Because of that we decided to cancel all our training sessions on Monday, October 31st, 2022 including Youth and Adults one (13+). I hope instead of that, you will have a very fun Trick or Treat with your family and friends. Our training will resume on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
This Saturday, October 22, 2022 an athlete from our club, Maksym Hlushko, participated in Karate Ontario Recreational League Tournament 5. That was our first athlete participation in a tournament after the start of the Pandemic. He performed in Kumite 8-9 years old White to Orange belts. He had 4 matches, put a great fight and win 2 matches and lost 2. Great Job for first participation. 3rd place was a well deserved result. Way to go, Max!
Today, York Centre Karate decided to award our the highest recognition award, Anthony Paul Ragoobir Budo Excellence Award. This year, Sensei Aleksandar Mihajlovic was recognized with this award for his outstanding effort in preserving true BUDO spirit. Congratulations Sensei Aleksandar Mihajlovic! 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.
This year again York Centre Karate will participate in 100 kata for Okinawan Karate Day event.
We will perform on Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 7.50 pm.
The main event will take place on Okinawa on Saturday October 29th, 2022.
No classes on Monday, October 10, 2022, as we Canadians are observing Thanksgiving Day!
We are very excited to get back in training on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022. New, existing and former students are welcome to enroll. Hope to see you all there.
As we will end Summer training soon (on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022), we are pleased to announce that our training will continue in a new academic year 2022-2023 at Earl Bales CC as last year, starting from Wednesday, September 7th, 2022.
We will get back to a more usual schedule:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
Kinder Karate (4 to 6 years old): 5.45 pm – 6.25 pm
Kids Karate (7 to 12 years old): 6.30 pm – 7.35 pm
Youth and Adults (13+): 7.35 pm – 8.55 pm
Monday and Wednesday at Room #1 and Friday at Room #2.
Please note that we will get back to mandatory full Karate uniform.