Adults Program

  • Beginner's Class - October 21st, 2010

    The next Beginner’s Class will take place on October 21st, 2010 from 7:45 till 9:30 in the gymnasium. Please remember to wear something lose and comfortable. Interested parties can email the club at ny_wadoryu@hotmail.com for more information. 
     

  • Women's Self Defense Class - October 14th, 2010

    On October 14th, from 7:45 pm to 9:30 pm, the North York Wadoryu Karate Club located at the North York YMCA will be holding its annual Women's Self Defense Clinic in the gymnasium. This clinic is designed to allow female attendees to become aware of different tactics in a potential self defense situation. The clinic is instructed by Sensei Waith and assisted by other women karate students. Interested parties can either sign up at the front desk at the North York YMCA or email the club at ny_wadoryu@hotmail.com for more information.

    Pictures of previous Women's Self Defense Classes. 

     

  • Announcements

    We had a great Summer Clinic taught by Shiomitsu Sensei, 9th Dan Hanshi. Congratulations to the following members who graded: Jason Ku to 1st Dan, Harvey Low to 1st Dan, Courtney Carroll to 3rd Dan, and our Chief Instructor, Sensei Alex Waith to 7th Dan.

  • Shiomitsu Sensei Summer Clinic 2010

    Shiomitsu Sensei is a techincal advisor to the Canadian Wado-Ryu Karate Federation. He is a 9th Dan Black belt, principal instructor for the international Wado-Ryu academy, with headquarters in England.

    Shiomitsu Sensei will be conducting a four day clinic from August 12th to 15th, 2010.  This is an excellent opportunity that should not be missed! This clinic is for all levels, and it's important that all North York Wado-Ryu members attend these classes. Class dates/times/locations are as follows:
     
    Date Time Location
    Thursday August 12th 6:30 - 9:30 pm Gymnasium
    Friday August 13th 7:30 - 11:00 pm Dance Studio
    Saturday August 14th 2:30 - 6:00 pm Dance Studio
    Sunday August 15th* 4:00- 7:00 pm Dance Studio

    *Black Belts ONLY

     
    Please See Sempai Mike for registration forms and fees. Also note that there will be social event Saturday evening at 6:00 in the Dance Studio $5/person.
     
    *Please Note:* Classes are only for registered Canadian Wado-Ryu Karate Federation (CWKF) members. If you are not a member and would like to attend, pre-registration is required. Saturday class is open to *registered* participants. Direct all questions to Sempai Domenic at ny_wado@hotmail.com
     
    Photo of participants at the Shiomitsu Clinic in 2001, 2009 and 2010.
     
  • Upcoming Adult Events: July 2010

    Classes canceled: July 1st
    Classes are cancelled due to Canada Day. (Please note the YMCA closes early at 8 pm.)
     

  • Karate Kamp 2010 Reflection

    Karate Kamp 2010 was a unique experience. Let me start by thanking Sensei Alex Waith, the Most Graduate Members of our Dojo, and the Organizing Committee for making this event something so special. I would recommend any student not to miss it.
     
    After arrival on Friday evening, the training session was demanding, taking place in what looked like an adapted old church under a challenging heat. The next day started with a six o'clock morning run that everyone made sure to not miss and the training that followed was very complete. One session had a component of fighting gear, giving us a good feedback on how our techniques should be performing in a full contact form. The following session was very rewarding as our "Yodansha", the Dan graduates and most senior members of the Dojo, took every student for Ji Yu Kumite sessions: that was an experience not to miss, and even on the sidelines you could find every pair work showed something to learn from - constant switches from distant to close range, to different paces and fluidity of techniques, under constant encouragement and coaching. At the end of the day, all the strain put forward during those sessions started setting in, but surprisingly enough, strength is found in comradery, being around fellow students that are also going through the same thing. Such common bond also brings great moments at the meals, where we socialize and get to better know other members. After dinner, I was invited to be a part of a team for the entertainment "competition" and after it finished, I just realized how suitable such exercise was, on how we deal with unpredictability and the need to improvise (just like in fighting). Last day, started with another six o'clock run and the training that followed also zoomed in on some aspects that we were going to be examined for grading, equally mind opening on how it should be done and the reasons behind it.
     
    We sometimes hear how lucky we are as students in our Dojo. After reading Dave Lowry's In the Dojo and being at my first Kamp, I agree. On the way home from the Kamp, a moment of retrospection sank in, rewinding what happened, and thoughts of what I could have done better emerged. Feeling tired and sore, a certain warm feeling of happiness emerged: that during that weekend I ended up proving something to myself, going over what I thought my limit was, and in the end, felt like I came out of it a better person - I wonder if that is harmony.
     
    - Sempai Henrique
     

  • Special Clinic May 2009

    Last Saturday the YMCA held a Fun run to raise money for the YMCA Sprott House, We had over 10 members of our Adults/Youth class attend this event and raise money for it.
    As a thank you, Sensei Alex will be holding a special Kata clinic on Friday May 7th 7:30pm-9pm in the Dance Studio. This clinic is for those who raised money for the fun run, if you have not done so and would like to attend the Kata clinic, you can still raise money for that event. Please see sempai Riadh for more information.
     

  • Karate Kamp 2010

    The Adult's Karate class will be spending May 28nd to May 30th on the grounds of Jackson Point for our annual Karate Kamp. 
    Please see Sempai Jeffrey and Sempai Ian for more information, camp location, and times. 
    Pictures from previous Karate Kamps 2009 at Jackson Point 2008 at Camp Pine Crest
    (Note: This event is only open to current Karate students part of the Adult program. If you are interested in the kamp, but are not a current member, you need to speak to a blackbelt or email us at ny_wadoryu@hotmail.com)
     

  • Beginner's Class - April 22nd, 2010

    The next Beginner’s Class will take place on April 22nd, 2010 from 7:45 till 9:30 in the gymnasium. Please remember to wear something lose and comfortable. Interested parties can email the club at ny_wadoryu@hotmail.com for more information. 
     

  • Women's Self Defense Class - April 15th, 2010

    On April 15th, from 7:45 pm to 9:30 pm, the North York Wadoryu Karate Club located at the North York YMCA will be holding its annual Women's Self Defense Clinic in the gymnasium. This clinic is designed to allow female attendees to become aware of different tactics in a potential self defense situation. The clinic is instructed by Sensei Waith and assisted by other women karate students. Interested parties can either sign up at the front desk at the North York YMCA or email the club at ny_wadoryu@hotmail.com for more information.

    Pictures of previous Women's Self Defense Classes. 

     

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