IMPORTANT: Our Programs will resume on Monday, October 5th, 2020

It is great pleasure to announce that both our programs will resume on Monday October 5th, 2020. It will be in accordance with previously announced tentative schedule. Also Monday and Wednesday Karate training will be held in parallel online on Zoom.

Our comeback to training will be based on 2 documents attached here Ontario Karate Federation one and Karate Canada one.

We will inform at later date what exactly will have to do our members. For now just make yourself familiar with documents

For our members and aspiring members: Latest news on our programs on September 5, 2020

York Centre Karate is working closely with Toronto Parks to reopen our programs in our usual locations. At the moment they assured us that facilities will reopen, it is just unclear when that will happen. Most likely after schools will reopen. Update (Sept 5, 2020): tentative opening on Monday October 5th, 2020

We will have after reopening same Karate programs (with a bit less class times to adjust for COVID-19 requirements): 1. 4 to 6 years old – 40 minutes 3 times per week; 2. 7 to 12 years old – 1 hour 3 times per week; 3. 13 and up 80 minutes 3 times per week. We are working to keep same schedule Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre (Arena). Tentative schedule: 1. 4 to 6 years old 5.40 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. Also for members convenience some Karate classes will be available same time virtually on Zoom (if you will not be able to come that day). High performance Karate program will be at Earl Bales CC on Thursday (1 hour training). Fitness will work on the same days as before Tuesday and Thursday in 2 groups with 20 minutes intervals between groups.

Please stay tuned for other announcements. As we will share our comeback to training protocol with you before starting training.

New High-Performance Karate Program on Thursdays starting from November 21, 2019

York Centre Karate presenting our revamped High-Performance Program.

For now, only Kumite (fighting) version.

Focus of High-Performance program is to successfully prepare students to tournaments participation.

Key points of the program are:

  1. More physically demanding as tournament participation require excellent form.
  2. Completely axed on tournament techniques.
  3. More use of tools for development.
  4. Psychological preparation for tournament environment as it is more adrenaline reach one.
  5. Best student-teacher ratio, as group in average will not be bigger than 6 students. That means more attention for individual student.
  6. Very intensive 1-hour training.

The program will be delivered every Thursdays at Earl Bales Community Centre – 4169 Bathurst St, North York, ON M3H 3P7 – room #2, that is inside Earl Bales Park on Bathurst and Sheppard.

First trial training will be held on Thursday Nov 21, 2019.

It will be 2 groups:

5-7 years old – from 6 pm till 7 pm

8-13 years old from 7 pm till 8 pm

10 REASONS WHY YOUR CHILD SHOULD TAKE MARTIAL ARTS

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  1. To Learn to Protect Themselves
  2. Martial Arts teaches kids how to Perform better in life, school and beyond
  3. Kids Learn to be helpful and considerate
  4. They will develop their social skills
  5. Gain a healthy self-respect and respect for others
  6. Increased confidence and Self-esteem
  7. Increased concentration and focus
  8. The habit of good exercise and good health
  9. The “Can Do Anything – Never Give Up Attitude”
  10. Because they grow up quick, and you want to give them all the tools they need.