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Karate - Winter 2021

“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.” - Funakoshi Gichin


Karatedo, or the Way of the Empty Hand, is more than a means of self-defence and physical fitness. It is a path toward self-betterment through self-knowledge. A Japanese martial art, heavily influenced by Chinese kung fu, karatedo is an excellent way to hone one’s mind, body and spirit. Through the practice of kata (standardized forms), kihon (basic stances, blocks, and strikes), and kumite (the application of technique through friendly simulation), karate strengthens and conditions both the body and the mind. With a set of precepts and tenets, karate also aims to strengthen one’s character, self-esteem, and respect for the world in which we live.


This program mixes elements of Shotokan and Gojuryu Karate, with more modern striking and ground techniques to offer a well-rounded curriculum that gears itself toward physical fitness and self-defence. The opportunity to learn a number of traditional Okinawan kobudo (weaponry including bo, sai, tonfa, eku, nunchaku, and tekko) is also available at more advanced levels.


About Sensei Marco (Sandan - Third degree)


I started training in Shotokan Karate in 1997 and have since had the opportunity to teach across the GTA at a number of dojo. While I started training in traditional Shotokan, my curriculum quickly branched off to include boxing, various takedowns, and groundwork, as well as Okinawan kobudo. I’m passionate about teaching and feel most fulfilled when helping to bring out the potential in my students. Outside of the dojo, I’m an illustrator, musician, and Ontario Certified Teacher, with a focus on ages 5 to 12.


Thursdays (9 weeks)

January 14, 21, 28

February 4,11,18,25

March 4, 11,

5:15 to 6:16 pm (4-7 years old)

6:30 to 7:30 (8-10 years old)

7:30-8:30 pm (11-14 years old)

Location: Studio A ( 2nd floor)


Members Fee: $162

Regular Fee: $198



Starter package and grading fees

Starter Belt: $10 + HST - includes a white belt


Starter Package $30 + HST - includes a traditional uniform and white belt to get you started on your journey toward shodan


Grading $10  + HST- at the end of our 9 week program, our final class together will be a grading and ceremony where, upon completion, students will be awarded with their yellow belt and certificate


SPECIAL PROMO: students can purchase both the starter package and grading for 34.50 + HST



To learn more about Children, Teens and Family programs or to register, contact Karina at  [email protected]


Program Type: Sports,
Age range:
Classes Start: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Classes End: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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