Adults Program

  • Adult and Youth Grading Schedule: March 2010

    Grading for Adult & Youth (March 27th)– Grading for all youth and adult students who currently have a white belt or green belt level with a first class pass at the previous grading. Grading will occur on March 27th from 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the dance studio.  
    Normal classes will occur for everyone else.
    Note

    1. You must have a club patch (not including beginners). See Sempai Devlin to buy one ($10 each).
    2. You must have a clean karate gi (not including beginners).
    3. You must maintain an average attendance of twice-a-week to grade. 
    4. You must have the correct grading fees on the day of grading (Please see Sempai Andy to register)
  • Shiomitsu Sensei Winter 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 February 11th to 14th 2009.  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 Febuary 11th 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Gymnasium)
    Friday February 12th 7:30 - 10:30 pm Dance Studio
    Saturday February 13th 2:30 - 5:30 pm Dance Studio
    Sunday February 14th* 5:00- 8:00pm 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.
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    If you are not a member of the North York Wado-Ryu club, pre-registration is required. Direct all questions to Sempai Domenic at ny_wado@hotmail.com.
     
    Photo of participants at the Shiomitsu Clinic in 2001 and 2008 and pictures from the latest Clinic in 2009.
     
  • Kigami Biraki 2010 (New Years Training)

    The Karate program will be running our annual Kigami Biraki/New Years training on January 9th (see below for training times and locations) Biraki training literally means, “to open the mirror”. It is also called "Kagami Wari" meaning "break mirror". The mirror represents the soul or conscience. This heavy and grueling training is seen as a way to clarify your thoughts and strengthen your dedication in the coming year. There is a $5 fee. Please see Sempai Devlin to register. 

    The training will begin at 10 am in the Gym. We will break for lunch from 12:00 - 1:15. The afternoon portion will run from 1:15 - 3:30 in the Gym and 3:30 - 6:00 in the Dance Studio. 

     

    Pictures from last year's event.

     

  • Upcoming Adult's Events: December 2009

    December 8th - 17th: Grading
    Grading will take place from December 8th to Decemeber 17th. 
     
    December 12th: Year-end Party
    Our annual Karate Christmas Party is happening this Saturday December 12th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in the Dance Studio at the North York YMCA. We encourage all our existing and past members and a guest join us for a night of festivities. There will be a live band (!!) and dinner and refreshments provided. Please R.S.V.P with Sempai Fran in person or by replying to the club email.
     

  • Shiomitsu Sensei Summer Clinic 2009

     

    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 September 10th to 13th 2009.  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:

     

    | Thursday September 10th | 6:30 -9:30 pm (Gymnasium)  |

    | Friday September 11th | 7:30 - 10:30 pm (Dance Studio) |

    | Saturday September 12th | 2:30-5:30 pm (Dance Studio) |

    | Sunday September 13th | 2:30 - 5:30 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.

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    If you are not a member of the North York Wado-Ryu club, pre-registration is required. Direct all questions to Sempai Domenic at ny_wado@hotmail.com.

     

     

    Photo of participants at the Shiomitsu Clinic in "2001":http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/969720222/ , "2008":http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/2262115731/in/set-72157601810985755/ and the most recent

    "Winter 2009 Clinic":http://flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/sets/72157613818374317/.

     

    *Update*: The "group picture":http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/4047434568/ of the Fall 2009 clinic taught by Shiomitsue Clinic has been uploaded. 

  • Karate Spirit

    "....When I learned Karate I was taught that the purpose of Karate is not knock down the opponent but to knock down one's wicked heart. I would like to think that the people who are learning Karate in Europe realise that is is so. I sincerely hope they will develop an unbending spirit and learn how to live simply and impartially through Karate. The Karate dojo is the place to cultivate one's mind. The karate Dojo of the Nihon University Karate-do Club bears the following inscription of three sentences:

    Always be courtesous and respectful.

    Never be influenced by other peoples' circumstances.

    Seriousness and sincerity from beginning to end." - Sensei Shiomitsu

     

  • Karate Kamp 2009 Reflection

    From May 22nd to May 24th, more than 50 members of our Wado-Ryu Dojo took part in Karate Kamp, an annual event designed to strengthen karate technique, extend physical limits, build relationships within the club, and help garner a more intimate knowledge of our style’s origins.  The camp took place at Jackson’s Point retreat facility by Lake Simcoe, a relaxing venue far from hectic city life, which allowed us to stay active throughout the weekend.  Each extensive training session centered around a different aspect of karate practice, including – but not limited to – basics, pair work, and sparring.  The camp also featured a social, where members of our karate family showcased their (musical and dramatic) talents and had a chance to become well-acquainted with each other.  At the end of the weekend, everybody left the camp with a greater understanding of their karate training and their fellow karateka. 

    We would like to thank the camp planning committee Sempai Dom, Sempai Sanaz, Sempai Jeffrey, Sempai Ian and others involved. And a special thank you to Sensei Alex. We hope to see you again next year.

     

    Raha Bassidj

     

    Pictures of the event can be viewed on our flickr page

     

  • Karate Kamp 2009

     

    The Adult's Karate class will be spending May 22nd to May 23rd on the grounds of "Jackson Point":http://www.sajpcc.com/ for our annual Karate Kamp. 

     

    Please see Jeffrey and Ian for more information, camp location, and times. 

     

    Please check back for pictures of the event. 

  • March 12th - Strong Kids Campaign Presentation

     

    Please join us on March 12th from 8:00-8:30 in the Gymnasium to learn more about the YMCA's Strong Kid's Campaign and what you can do to help children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a YMCA program or activity can. There will be a short presentation by 

    * Jorge Rojas, General Manager, YMCA North York

    * the Kid's Karate Instructors 

    * Karate youth leaders

    For more information regarding the campaign please visit the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign "web site":http://ymcastrongkids.ca/. For more information regarding the Karate club's involvement with the campaign please visit the following "link":http://wadoryu.ca/strongkids. 

     

  • Shiomitsu Sensei Winter Clinic 2009

     

    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 five day clinic from February 11th to 14th 2009.  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:

     

    | Wednesday Febuary 11th | 8:00 - 11:00 pm (Kid's Play Area *Black Belts ONLY*) |

    | Thursday February 12th | 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Gymnasium) |

    | Friday February 13th | 7:30 - 10:30 pm (Dance Studio) |

    | Saturday February 14th | 2:30 - 5:30 pm (Dance Studio) |

     

    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.

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    If you are not a member of the North York Wado-Ryu club, pre-registration is required. Direct all questions to Sempai Domenic at ny_wado@hotmail.com.

     

     

    Photo of participants at the Shiomitsu Clinic in "2001":http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/969720222/ and "2008":http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/2262115731/in/set-72157601810985755/ 

     

    *Update*: Photos from the Clinic can be viewed "here":http://flickr.com/photos/wadoryu/sets/72157613818374317/.

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