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July 2, 2020
Dojo Physical Arts Update!

We have lots of updates!!! Name Change to Dojo Physical Arts! Officially Welcoming Heather! New Yoga Program Starts Now! Founders Special Pricing! New Grocery Division of the Dojo! Summer Hours! Women's Only Classes! Obviously the biggest news on the list is we are changing our name! Charleswood Karate is now going to be called Dojo […]

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June 2, 2020
Opening up the Dojo - June 2 2020

The province of Manitoba has declared fitness facilities can open with some strict restrictions in phase 2. As we work through developing our protocol for meeting the new restrictions and policies established by the province we are focused on ensuring that all our members attending live classes are safe! With this in mind we have […]

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May 15, 2020
Charleswood Karate Fundraiser!

The support of the community has been truly overwhelming, thank you, thank you, thank you! Due to the overwhelming response of our members, we are continuing and expanding our fundraiser! For those that are seeing this for the first time, we have started a fundraiser to help keep Charleswood Karates doors open (virtually of course) […]

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May 15, 2020
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!!!

The Bacon that we have is restaurant-quality centre cut bacon. It's a thick-sliced and good for any use including breakfast. We are selling it in a 5kg case for $55.00. For comparison, the average store-bought package of bacon is 374 grams, so this is about 13.36 packages. If you bought 13.36 packages at the store […]

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April 24, 2020
ISKF Online Classes Apr 25

Charleswood Karate 10:30 am on-line class cancelled Saturday, April 25, so students can attend the ISKF on-line seminar. First-class is with Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan - 9:00 am CST. Hope to hear how you enjoy it. There are numerous classes for all levels and ages. Go to this link.

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March 24, 2020
Online Karate Training

In order to Combat COVID-19, and still, keep everyone training karate, Charleswood Karate has started teaching online! In Italy, they sing from balconies, in Karate we kick and punch from the safety of our homes. Join us as we practise hard, work up a sweat, and connect with other martial artists from around the world. […]

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March 20, 2020
Charleswood Karate COVID-19 Update - March 20/20

The City of Winnipeg has ordered all wellness centres offering physical activities, gyms, fitness centres and athletic clubs and training facilities to be closed as of 4:00 pm today for the next 30 days. Please see the notice here: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47137&posted=2020-03-20 We are very sad that this has been implemented, but we have no option and […]

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March 15, 2020
COVID-19 - Schedule Update

Charleswood Karate  Schedual Update March 16th, 2020 In light of recent developments and in order to do our part with the disruption of the spread of the COVID-19. We will be reducing our classes to once daily Starting Monday, March 16th. Class for all ages and ranks will be 6:30-8:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and […]

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March 14, 2020
Charleswood Karate COVID-19 Update - March 13/20

Wow, that happened fast…  COVID-19 has seemingly changed the world overnight.  I wanted to take a few minutes to say, we are just like you, we’re concerned about the ongoing health risks of COVID-19, and just like you, we don’t have all the answers either. So we are going to try to navigate the uncertainty […]

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March 9, 2020
A few Changes to the Dojo!

Be the first to come to see the changes to the dojo! As some of you may already know, as of January 1st, the building and business had changed hands from Longtime owner and founder Ron Proth to Darryll and Nicole Esch. Although ownership has changed, Sensei Ron has committed to remain the chief instructor […]

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March 4, 2020
Provincial Tournament - March 14th.

The ISKF Manitoba Provincial Tournament is fast approaching. EVENT DETAILS SATURDAY MARCH 14TH 2020STARTING AT 9:00 AM PARK LA SALEE SCHOOOL190 HOUDE DRIVE ST. NORBERT YOUTH AND ADULT DIVISIONS KUMITEKATATEAM KATA For children/youth the cost is $10.00 per event or $15.00 if you want to do 2 events. For adults, the cost is $15.00 per […]

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February 19, 2020
February 2020 schedule

Keep tuned to learn about special programs that run along with regular scheduling at the dojo!

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February 19, 2020
Special Jiu-jitsu Class - Open to Charelswood Karate Students - March 6th 7-8:30

Brazil-021 Winnipeg School of Jiu-jitsu has opened a class for the Students of Charelswood Karate to come try. March 6th 7-8:30pm (after Friday's sweat class) Christina is an amazing black-belt professor and instructor of BJJ as well as a competitive boxer. She runs her classes out of the Charleswook karate Dojo three times a week. […]

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February 19, 2020
Sweat Class Cancelled Friday, February 21st 6:00- 7:00pm

Class Cancelled for Senior Student event hosted by Sensei Ron. Sweat class will resume February 29th at its usual time.

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February 16, 2020
Welcome Back Sensei Ron

We are pleased to announce that Sensei Ron has returned to the Dojo Floor! Post hip surgery and well-rested and eager to continue his role as Cheif Instructor at Chareleswood Karate. He will be rotating through all the classes over the next two weeks. Let's be sure to give him a welcome return.

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February 10, 2020
No Karate Classes Saturday, February 15th and Monday February 17th.

No Karate Classes Saturday, February 15th and Monday February 17th (for Louis Riel Day) This includes Young Tigers, Youth and Adult programming. Enjoy the long weekend!

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December 31, 2019
Friday, Jan 3, Youth /adult Class & Get Together 6 to 10

Sweat & train class 6 to 7 and then all youth and adult hang around for a get together. Sensei will provide drinks, refreshments and pizza. Bring a friend. All friends of Charleswood Karate welcome to attend.

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December 17, 2019
Karate Class Schedule Jan 2020

Next session of karate schedule above, except Thursday, Jan 2 ; 6:30 for kids & family ; 7:30 for Youth & Adult. Regular schedule as above starts Saturday, Jan 4, with Young Tigers starting Jan 11.

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December 8, 2019
December Class Schedule

Class schedule for December - don't forget the BOWLING PARTY Friday, Dec 13 - sign up in dojo! Season greetings & Merry Christmas!

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November 26, 2019
Intro Karate Ages 4-6 - register now!

Young Tigers intro karate for children 4-6 - you can register now! For more information:Email: sensei@charleswoodkarate.com Call 204-896-3354 or drop into the dojo. The program starts mid-January & includes 10 class session, a uniform (AKA gi) certificates of achievement and special last class event! Key to class is self-discipline & focus - but taught with […]

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November 25, 2019
Bowling Party Friday, Dec 13

Charleswood Karate bowling party - open to family and friends. Pizza and drinks included, prizes for all and silent auction. Bring a few dainties to share - cost per person is $15. Polo Park Bowling Centre. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, Dec 13. Sign up & pay in dojo.

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November 21, 2019
Loreth Sensei, Wed, Nov 27, 7:30 pm

Open training with Larry Loreth Sensei, 8th Dan ISKF. Wednesday, Nov 27. The regular kumite class is cancelled and we will have this special class for youth adult and all brown and black belts. The class will be training for all but will have a dan testing focus. Great opportunity to train under a very […]

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November 10, 2019
Youth game night, Friday, Nov 15

Game night for youth 10 and older, Friday night starting at 7:00 pm going until 11:00 pm. Laser tag and video games plus treats. Sensei providing laser tag guns and projector - kids to provide the game player, terminals and games (hope I used the right terminology, I mean jargon).

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November 10, 2019
Mini Competition - Nov 23, 4-6pm

Add titleImage IDSL – open tournament training, perform kata & kumite – moved to 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Saturday, Nov 23. Open to all clubs, students brown to black belts all ages. Kata will be shotokan shitei (heian kata plus tekki shodan). Kumite will be jiyu (non-contact single point). Compete, judge or watch.

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November 3, 2019
IDSL moved toSaturday, Nov 23, 4-6pm

IDSL – open tournament training, perform kata & kumite – moved to 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Saturday, Nov 23. Open to all clubs, students brown to black belts all ages. Kata will be shotokan shitei (heian kata plus tekki shodan). Kumite will be jiyu (non-contact single point). Compete, judge or watch.

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November 3, 2019
Monday Self-defence classes cancelled for Nov

Monday, 7:30 self-defence classes are cancelled for the month of November, starting this Nov 4.

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October 23, 2019
2019 DOJO Family Halloween Party

Sign up in the Dojo for our 2019 Dojo Family Halloween Party! Come play some games, eat some snacks, and enter the costume party! OCTOBER 25 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Dojo! PIZZA will be available at $2.00 a slice.

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October 15, 2019
Classes Oct 17 -19 at Parc La Salle School -not at dojo!

Seminar with Sensei Larry Loreth     Location: Parc La Salle School 190 Houde Drive, St. Norbert ISKF Manitoba Seminar and Testing - No classes at Charleswood Karate Thursday, Oct 17 to Saturday, Oct 19Exception -there will be a Young Tigers 9:00 Saturday, Oct 19 Oct 17, Thursday Evening 6:00-7:00 p.m. White to Purple Belts 7:00-8:00 p.m. Brown and […]

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September 23, 2019
IDSL Competition Friday, Sept 27, 7-9 pm

IDSL - open tournament training, perform kata & kumite - 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday, Sept 27. Open to all clubs, students brown to black belts all ages. Kata will be shotokan shitei (heian kata plus tekki shodan). Kumite will be jiyu (non-contact single point). This event is a practice event but puts a little pressure on […]

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September 23, 2019
Seminar & Testing Oct 17-19, No Classes in Dojo

ISKF Manitoba Seminar and Testing - No classes at Charleswood Karate Thursday, Oct 17 to Saturday, Oct 19Exception -there will be a Young Tigers 9:00 Saturday, Oct 19 Seminar with Sensei Larry Loreth     Location: Parc La Salle School
 190 Houde Drive, St. Norbert Oct 17, Thursday Evening 6:00-7:00 p.m. White to Purple Belts 7:00-8:00 p.m. Brown and […]

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September 11, 2019
Open House / Fall BBQ - September 14th 2019

Charleswood Karate is holding an Open House on Saturday, September 14th 2019. Everyone is welcome! Come for a free Karate Class, and stay for the free BBQ. Existing members are invited to bring a friend to join them in class. Remember Karate is way more fun with friends!

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August 19, 2019
Sword Class Thursday, August 29, 7:30 PM

Open class, drop ins welcome- just $10. Please let us know if you plan to attend. Iaido is the traditional Japanese martial art of drawing and cutting with the katana (sword). The purpose of iaido is to develop awareness, and mental and physical harmony through the practice of traditional sword techniques. The introductory class on August 29th will focus on the Toho, 5 […]

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August 18, 2019
Fall Class Schedule - Karate

Fall classes start Tuesday, Sept 3. Come out and try couple classes before signing up. Classes over the summer are a good time to try and you can show up Mondays at 5:30 to try a class. Regular summer classes are 6:30 kids & family and 7:30 youth & adult Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. Otherwise […]

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August 8, 2019
Movie Night Friday, Aug 23

Dark Crystal - by Jim Henson, Friday Aug 23, 6 to 8 don't be late! We will have our usual "Musubi dachi" challenge before the movie. Everyone welcome - bring the family and one friend.

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August 8, 2019
Dojo Sleep Over Aug 15

Thursday, Aug 15! This is our first sleep over, the unique part will be the kids versus adult karate skill class 7:30 to 8:30 to start the night. Sign up in the dojo so we know how much food to prepare.

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August 2, 2019
Intro Karate Ages 4-6 Fall 2019

Young Tigers intro karate for children 4-6 - you can register now! email sensei@charleswoodkarate.com, call 204-896-3354 or drop into the dojo. Program starts mid September & includes 10 class session, an uniform (AKA gi) certificates of achievement and special last class event! Key to class is self-discipline & focus - but taught with a fun […]

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July 17, 2019
Franciso Simone-Pires Sensei, Brasil, teaching Thursday 7:30 pm

This Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 pm, Franciso "Chico" Simoes Pires will be sharing some of his learnings from kumite as a guest teacher at Charleswood Karate. This is an open class - please come out and welcome Chico Sensei. Franciso "Chico" Simoes Pires started training goju-ryu karate in Brazil in 1974 under the guidance […]

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July 13, 2019
Kids Fun Competition Friday, July 12

Fun competition using shotokan kata, Open to purple black belt kids, Free - no charge, Location - 5924 Roblin Blvd - Charelswood Karate, Friday,July 19, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Flag competition  using heian kata 1-5, tekki shodan & bassai kai, Certified judges and those interested in learning invited, This is meant to be a sharing opportunity […]

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July 5, 2019
Karate on The Beach

<img alt="" width="1012" height="477" title="65522259_2230215140359338_2450229411589390336_o" data-id="134149" src="https://charleswoodkarate.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/65522259_2230215140359338_2450229411589390336_o.jpg" style="width: 100%;"> Saturday July 6 2019 - Karate on the Beach! Join Charleswood Karate, no mater your dojo or affiliation, for some fun Shotokan training, both in and out of the water! Class is FREE! Wear your gi. We will meet up on the beach in front of […]

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June 25, 2019
MOVIE NIGHT KIDS 8 TO 14!

Special movie night Wednesday, JUNE 26, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. For all green to black belts ages 8 and up plus all kids 10 and older. This is a special movie night from Sensei for the extra effort everyone is making in classes. MOVIE SUGGESTIONS WANTED send your pick to sensei@charleswoodkarate.com

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June 17, 2019
Sensei Hiro Classes & Testing June 20-22

All members should attend classes and or testing with Hiro Sensei this weekend. Sign up in the dojo and ask Sensei Ron if you are ready to test. No Classes Thursday, June 20 & Saturday, June 22 cancelled except Young Tigers at 9:00 am.

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June 11, 2019
Summer Hours

Wednesday 6:30 kids kumite classes have stopped for the summer. The new summer hours will start after the June 20 - 22 seminar with Hiro Okazaki Sensei. Summer hours starting Monday, June 24.

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May 14, 2019
Movie Night for kids 8 to 14!

Special movie night Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For all green to black belts ages 8 and up plus all kids 10 and older. This is a special movie night from Sensei for the extra effort everyone is making in classes. MOVIE SUGGESTIONS WANTED send your pick to sensei@charleswoodkarate.com

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May 14, 2019
2019 Dingman Cup - JKA Manitoba Karate Tournament

Message from the JKA/MB Technical director  The JKA Manitoba is very excited to be holding its second Traditional Shotokan Karate tournament on June 1st, at the Marymound School, 442 Scotia Street in Winnipeg. As this is an invitational tournament we hope that you and your group can participate and come out to have some fun and enjoy a […]

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April 18, 2019
Class schedule next couple weeks - no classes Easter weekend

No classes Good Friday or Saturday. Monday, April 22,  6:30 free training. Friday, April 26, 7:30 baby shower for  Katja and Felipe. Please provide donations by Monday April 22. Saturday, April 27, 11:30 Shotokan meets Goju class. Tuesday, April 30, kids all levels 5:15,  testing 6:15 to 7:30, youth/adult class 7:30. Friday, May 3, 7:00, […]

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April 8, 2019
No classes in dojo April 11- 13 - Testing & Seminar!

ISKF Manitoba Seminar and Testing - No classes at Charleswood Karate Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 Exception -there will be a Young Tigers 9:00 Saturday, April 13 Seminar with Sensei Larry Loreth     Location: Parc La Salle School
 190 Houde Drive, St. Norbert April 11, Thursday Evening 6:00-7:00 p.m. White to Purple Belts 7:00-8:00 […]

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March 31, 2019
Shotokan meets Goju, Saturday April 27, 11:30

Saturday, April 27th, 11:30 am Charleswood Karate will host a goju karate class.  Training will focus on the  kata tenchi  with the partner application taught and some specific oyo for the techniques of the kata.   The class will be lead by senior students form Meibukan Goju Karate Winnipeg. Like always Saturday classes are open to […]

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March 20, 2019
Canadian Nationals May 16-19, Calgary, AB

Training & Tournament for all ranks and ages at the Canadian Nationals in Calgary.  The format allows everyone to participate, making it great for a family event. Training May 16 & 17 for all ranks and ages with Master Hiroyoshi Okazaki as lead instructor and of course Master David Jones from Alberta - 2 great […]

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March 19, 2019
Seminar & Testing April 11-13, Parc la Salle School

ISKF Manitoba Seminar and Testing - No classes at Charleswood Karate Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 Exception -there will be a Young Tigers 9:00 Saturday, April 13 Seminar with Sensei Larry Loreth     Location: Parc La Salle School
 190 Houde Drive, St. Norbert April 11, Thursday Evening 6:00-7:00 p.m. White to Purple Belts 7:00-8:00 […]

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March 14, 2019
Movie Night Friday, March 22, 6:30 pm

Movie night open to whole family.  Don't miss it!  Each movie starts with the "Musubi Dachi challenge". Movie starts at 6:30 pm - popcorn, juice and a movie.  Bring family and friends. For your comfort bring a pillow, bean bag chair or blanket. No charge but donations accepted to help pay for special events. Suggested donation […]

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March 8, 2019
Wrong Boots taken Thursday 5:15 Class

The wrong boots were taken Thursday night after class.  A size 1 was left but size 3 were taken.  The size 1 is still at the dojo. Please exchange the boots ASAP. Thank you Young Tiger Registration Young Tiger Registration Young Tigers Spring 2019

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March 8, 2019
Young Tigers Karate April - June 2019

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in April  - for ages 4-6.    Sign up now! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. Ten classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 5:30 pm.  Uniform […]

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January 30, 2019
Wednesday Seminar Class Cancelled due to Cold

ISKF Manitoba Seminar and Testing - Wednesday night, Jan 30, class cancelled by Parc la Salle School. Seminar with Sensei Larry Loreth     Location: Parc La Salle School
 190 Houde Drive, St. Norbert January 30, Wednesday Evening 
6:00-7:00 p.m. White to Purple Belts Cancelled Due to cold Weather 7:00-8:00 p.m. Brown and Black Belts Cancelled Due […]

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January 28, 2019
Regular Classes Cancelled for Seminar

ISKF Manitoba Seminar and Testing - No classes at Charleswood Karate Wednesday, Jan 30 to Saturday, Feb 2 Exception -there will be a Young Tigers 9:00 Saturday, Feb 2 Seminar with Sensei Larry Loreth     Location: Parc La Salle School
 190 Houde Drive, St. Norbert January 30, Wednesday Evening 
6:00-7:00 p.m. White to Purple Belts 7:00-8:00 […]

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January 14, 2019
Corrected Schedule & Class Cancellations

The schedule had an error showing Saturday Youth Adult class at 11:00 instead of 11:30.  Youth/adult class is 11:30 to 1:00 on Saturdays.  Next Saturday, Shihan Larry Loreth will teach the Youth/adult class all adults and children green and up are welcome.  Schedule - Calendar Jan 2019 Jan 31, Thursday& Feb 2, Saturday regular classes […]

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January 9, 2019
January Testing, Tournaments & Seminar Classes

Annual Membership payment & form to be filled in; please complete before Jan 20th - new organization International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) *printable form ISKF Individual Registration Jan 13, Sunday, 10:30 to 12:30 class & judges clinic Monica Danz Studio *sign up in dojo Jan 17, Thursday 6:15 to 7:30 green belt testing, Charleswood Karate […]

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January 7, 2019
Green Belt to Brown Belt Testing, Jan 17

Note class changes Thursday Jan 17 5:15 kids all level class 6:15 warm up and testing 7:30 adult-youth class Sign up in dojo for test,

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January 7, 2019
Saturday Young Tigers Karate - 5 Spots open

Saturday session of Young Tigers Karate starts January 12  - for ages 4-6.    5 spots open!  Instructor - Sensei Ron A great program to start karate with - many of the children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. Ten classes either Saturday at 9:00 […]

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January 2, 2019
January 2019 Class Schedule

Regular class schedule starts Saturday, Jan 5!  Be ready for 2019 techniques to start the new year off with! Please note changes to schedule.  Kids classes during the week now start at 5:15 instead of 5:00.  Advanced kata is now Monday nights 8:00 pm instead of Tuesday.  Weapons is now taught during the last part […]

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December 29, 2018
Kids/family movie & games

For kids and family, games and a movie - Wednesday, Jan 2, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. No cost just come out and have fun.    

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December 9, 2018
December class schedule & 2019 Schedule

Friday, Dec 14, adult get together after kumite class - Sensei will provide drinks. You don't need to attend class to come. Open to friends of Charleswood Karate. Saturday, Dec 15, weapons will be part of the 11:30 class Thursday, Dec 20, testing of white to orange belts - sign up in dojo. Wednesday, Jan […]

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November 29, 2018
Note class changes for this weekend at Charleswood Karate

Charleswood Karate dojo classes this weekend Friday 6:00 kumite class - cancelled for special class with Gilles Periard Shihan 6:00 - 7:00 pm white to 4th kyu, coloured belts (Gilles Periard Sensei) 7:30 - 8:30 pm- brown & black belts (Gilles Periard Sensei) Saturday  Young Tigers class 9:00 to 9:45am will take place as scheduled […]

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November 24, 2018
Young Tigers Karate (ages 4-6) January 2019, sign up now!

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in January  - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. Ten classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 5:30 pm.  Uniform […]

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November 21, 2018
Classes & Testing With Shichidan Gilles Periard

Special classes & testing with Sensei Gilles Periard -   Friday Nov 30 & Sturday Dec 1. Saturday 9:00 Young Tigers class will take place but 10:00 & 11:30 classes cancelled!  Sign up and pay in dojo for classes & testing. Shichidan Gilles Periard , 7th Dan Seminar & Testing Schedule Where:  Ecole Riviere Rouge School, […]

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November 21, 2018
Open Self-defence class, Bring a Friend - Saturday, Nov 24, 11:30 to 1:00

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, November 24, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $10 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up […]

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November 7, 2018
Nov 12, Monday, NO EVENING CLASSES

Regular classes Saturday, November 10, but evening classes on Monday November 12 will be cancelled.

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October 26, 2018
Class Updates & Social Event

Wednesday, Oct 31, Halloween- no classes Friday Nov 2, kumite class (6:00 - 7:30) & adult get together after class. You don't have to attend class to come to the party but it is always  a good idea.  Bring a snack to share. Sensei will have karate trivia games for the group and will have […]

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October 17, 2018
Intro Karate - 5 free classes Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm

Learn karate Tuesdays 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Charelswood Karate Dojo. 5 classes free.  You can start anytime, come out and try a class first, bring friends or family members. This is great way to try karate and see if the martial art discipline is for you. email - sensei@charleswoodkarate for more information

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October 17, 2018
Open Self-defence class Saturday, Oct 27

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, October 27, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $10 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. […]

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October 9, 2018
Friday, Oct 12, Kumite Class Cancelled

Kumite class cancelled this Friday, Oct 12, due to Movie Night.  Come out to see Jet Li and Jackie Chan in Forbidden Kingdom, popcorn and drinks provided.  Movie starts at 7:10, earlier movie for young kids at 6:00 - Curious George Halloween Special.  

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October 5, 2018
2 Movies Oct 12, Friday

Movie night will have 2 movies, popcorn, and drinks, costumes are optional, students and family invited. 6:00 to 7:10 pm Curious George Halloween Special (for younger viewers) 7:10 to 9:30 pm Forbidden Kingdom -Jet Li and Jackie Chan Don't forget the "musubi dachi challenge" - 1 minute for the younger kids and 5 minutes for […]

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September 30, 2018
Special classes Sensei Hiroyoshi Okazaki

ISKF Manitoba Invites Charelswood Karate to attend Seminar with Sensei Hiroyoshi Okazaki - October 18-20, 2018. Great opportunity for students to see Master Okazaki and train with old & new friends from another group. Locations and Times 17 Wing- Building 21 - See Map at  bottom October 18, Thursday Evening 6:00-6:45 p.m. White to Purple Belts 6:45-7:30 p.m. Brown and Black Belts   […]

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September 27, 2018
Youth & Adult Beginner Karate Starts Oct 9

A beginner is a future black belt.  Future black belt karate classes for youth & adults starts Tuesday, Oct 9, 8:00 pm. Great opportunity to start and try karate - 5 free classes. Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm. To register send an e-mail to sensei@charleswoodkarate.com or come out for your first class. Existing students can […]

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September 14, 2018
10 Karate Classes + Uniform for $50

Learn karate Tuesdays 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Charelswood Karate Dojo. 10 classes & the uniform (AKA gi) for $50.  You can start anytime, come out and try a class first. This is great way to try karate and see if the martial art discipline is for you.

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September 12, 2018
Dojo BBQ - Saturday, Sept 29, 12:30 to 1:30

  Current & past students invited - bring the family! Fall BBQ on Saturday, Sept 29, 12:30 to 1:30.  Sign up in dojo so we can make sure we have enough food or send me an email ron@charleswoodkarate.com.  Hot dogs (beef, regular and veggie) snacks and ice tea.  Share a desert if you like but don't […]

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September 8, 2018
Open Self-defence Class Saturday, Sept 15, 11:30 am

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, Sept 15, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $10 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. […]

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August 24, 2018
Belt Grading Tues, Aug 28 & Thurs, Aug 30

Tuesday & Thursday, Aug 28 & 30, there will be belt grading at 6:30 between the two classes.  Attend the 6:00 class before your testing day. You must register in the dojo to test.  Sensei will attend all classes next week including Monday. email sensei if you have more questions - ron@charlesoodkarate.com

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August 24, 2018
Fall Karate Schedule - Register Early

Fall classes start Tuesday, Sept 4. Note some new class times and additional classes.  A few more teachers are helping out giving you more variety.  It will be a great season for karate at Charleswood. printable calendar  Calendar Fall 2018 2

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August 13, 2018
Kumite Classes Aug 17 & 19 Cancelled

Friday, August 17 & Sunday, August 19 kumite classes cancelled while Sempai Felipe is competing at IKD world's in Barbados.  Wish him the spirit of a tiger!

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August 3, 2018
Young Tigers Karate (ages 4-6) - September 2018

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in September  - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. Ten classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform […]

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June 27, 2018
Summer classes start July 3, Tuesday

No classes July 1 or 2.  Summer schedule starts Tuesday July 3. Class times are 6:00 pm kids all levels and 7:00 - 8:30 pm youth and adult all levels, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Have a great summer - keep training even if not coming to the dojo!

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June 23, 2018
Summer Karate- July 1 Kata Challenge, July 7 Grand Beach

Classes Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starts last week of June and for the months of July and August. July 1 there will be the kata challenge. 151 kata to celebrate Canada Day! 9:00 to 11:00 am. Don't forget the Grand beach training Saturday, July 7, class at 10:30.

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June 20, 2018
Practice and/or Learn Kumite

[column col="1/4"][/column] [column col="3/4"][/column] Sempai Felipe will lead the training.  It is very aerobic and focusses on increasing your speed coordination and kumite skills. Adult kumite Friday 7:00 to 8:30 pm (no training June 22) Kids kumite Sunday 6:00 - 7:00 pm (no training July 1) Barbados team training Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 pm  

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June 15, 2018
Youth Adult Class & A Party June 28

[column col="1/2"][/column][column col="1/2"][/column] All adults and youth 13 and older invited to class party Thursday, June 28th. Pizza and drinks and great conversation. Sensei will talk about IKD and its plans and then we can discuss direction for Charelswood Karate.  Very casual not a meeting but your thoughts and help always appreciated. Kids Class - 6:00 […]

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May 31, 2018
JKA Friendship Tournament June 9

[column col="1/2"][/column][column col="1/2"][/column] Open tournament using the same rules as IKD.  Good opportunity for any student to participate.  I know we had classes that day but I will arrange support for any students attending - hopefully Sensei Ryan and Sempai Felipe will both be there. Register in dojo and make payment to Charelswood Karate.  The […]

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May 29, 2018
Dojo BBQ - Saturday, June 16, 12:30

[column col="1/2"] [/column][column col="1/2"] [/column] Current & past students invited - bring the family! Summer BBQ on Saturday, June 16, 12:30 to 2:00.  Sign up in dojo so we can make sure we have enough food or send me an email ron@charleswoodkarate.com.  Hot dogs (beef, regular and veggie) snacks and ice tea.  Share a desert if […]

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May 23, 2018
Self-defence class for May 26th cancelled

The planned self-defence class 11:30 Saturday, May 26th is postponed until Saturday June 9th. There will be the regular karate classes: kids 10:00 to 10:45 and Youth & Adult 11:00 to 12:30 this Saturday.

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May 16, 2018
MB WKF Tournament May 26

WKF Manitoba Provincial Tournament Saturday May 26, 10:00 am, Glenlawn Collegiate. You must register before Monday , May 19 and copy me to fulfil the registration.  There is kata and kumite - kumite is free sparring so I only recommend blue and up for kids but the youth  adults are ready. You register online here is the […]

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May 13, 2018
Karate 2 months plus uniform $100

Karate is a great activity for all ages. It's a great physical activity providing endurance and coordination. it focusses on self-discipline which strengthens a person far more than the physical aspect. And of course it provides ability to defend oneself, giving a new level of confidence.  Try a couple classes free before signing up. Special […]

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May 7, 2018
Open Self-defence class Saturday, May 12, 11:30 to 1:00 PM

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, May 12, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $10 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. […]

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May 4, 2018
Competition training Saturday & Sundays

Competition training Saturday May 5, June 2 & 16, from 12:00 to 1:00, and continue every second Saturday. The youth/adult class will be from 11:00 to 12:00 with competition training kata & kumite right after so you can do both! Sensei Ryan will lead the training on Saturdays. Starting this Sunday there will be kumite training led […]

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April 23, 2018
Special Brown & Black Belt Event - Friday, May 25

IKD Budo Manitoba brown & black belt training & testing. Class 6:30 to 8:00 Sensei: Clive Hinds, Ron Porath & Debbie Hinds instructing. Testing 8:00 to 9:30 brown & black belts. Train with other higher rank students, support each other testing and then those still with some energy can get together for some fun. Location:  Ecole […]

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April 19, 2018
Board Breaking Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am

Saturday, April 21, you can get your boards, cost is $5 per board.  Board breaking is April 28, Saturday 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  You can decorate your board and you should treat it by drying in the oven at 175F / 80C for 4 hours or even over night. Kids will break using kekomi geri […]

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April 10, 2018
Self-defence, Board-breaking, IDSL mini event

Lots going on at Charelswood Karate this month. Self-defence classes open to anyone 13 and older - 11:30 to 1:00, Saturday, April 14 & 28 IDSL - open tournament training, perform kata & kumite - 12:00 to 2:00, Saturday, April 21 Board-breaking for all ages, purchase boards in dojo or bring your own - 10:00 - […]

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April 6, 2018
Open Self-defence Saturday, April 14

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday,April 14, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $5 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. Class […]

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March 30, 2018
Movie Night Friday, April 6, 6:30

Dennis the Menace, Friday Night Movie, April 6. Don't miss it! Starts at 6:30 pm - popcorn, juice and a movie.  Bring family and friends. Donation of $2 per person or $5 per family. For your comfort bring a pillow, bean bag chair or blanket.  

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March 21, 2018
Saturday, March 31, classes cancelled Easter Weekend

No classes Easter Weekend Movie night tentative plan for Friday, April 6, movie suggestions to sensei. Board breaking planned for Saturday, April 21.  Prize for best demonstration for blue belts & higher.  

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March 6, 2018
Stonewall Tournament, Saturday 9:00 to 4:00, March 17

Annual Stonewall Tournament,  Stonewall Legion, 401 Main Street, Stonewall, MB Saturday March 17th, 2018 9 to 4 p.m. Free admission for spectators!   Children ages 4 to 17yrs  Individual Kata or kumite - $15 Both events- $25 Teams - $30 Adults ages 18 & up  Individual Kata or kumite- $20 Both events- $35 Adult Teams - $45.00 Please indicate intention by March 10th, 2018 […]

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March 4, 2018
Oops Wrong Boots

Thursday night someone took the wrong size boots.  The ones taken by mistake were kids size 13 and the ones left were larger.  "Snow slide water proof" Please check your boots at home. Thank you

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March 4, 2018
Belt Grading Thursday, March 22

Belt grading at Charelswood Karate Dojo Thursday, March 22, 5:30 to 6:30 white to orange, 6:30 to 7:30 green & up.  Regular class 7:30 to 8:30 open to al levels and ages. Please sign up in dojo and of course talk to Sensei to know if you're ready.  

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February 28, 2018
Open self-defence Saturday, March 3

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, March 3, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $5 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. […]

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February 19, 2018
Young Tigers Karate, Ages 4-6, April 2018

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in April  - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. Ten classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform […]

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February 13, 2018
Riel Day: Long Weekend no "regular" classes

Just a reminder no regular classes Saturday, Feb 17, or Monday, Feb 19.  Riel Day in Manitoba - enjoy your long weekend. For those diehards we have self-defence on Saturday, Feb 17, 11:30 to 1:00.  This is open to anyone 13 and older, club members free and non-members just $5.  Bring a friend or an […]

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January 21, 2018
Competition Training Every 2nd Saturday

Competition training starts Saturday Jan 27, from 12:00 to 1:00, and continue every second Saturday. The youth/adult class will be from 11:00 to 12:00 with competition training right after so you can do both! For all ages and all ranks focus is on strong training and skills to be ready to compete. Major goal is […]

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January 21, 2018
Movie Night 6 :30 pm,Friday, Jan 26

  [column col="1/2"][/column] [column col="1/2"]The Batman your parents watched - really![/column] Movie, popcorn and a drink $2each, family $5 - all funds for CK Fundraising (Barbados World Tournament). Family invited - everyone expected to help with sound effects - POW!

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January 15, 2018
Karate & More for the New Year

Many things happening - don't miss out Movie night - Jan 26, Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm Competition training - Jan 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (every second Saturday) Self-defence - Feb 3, 11:30 am -1:00 pm Board Breaking - Feb 24, 10:00 am & 11:00 am IDSL competition - tentative Feb 24, 12:00 - […]

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December 24, 2017
Happy Holidays to all!

Hope you enjoy your holidays! Next class is Thursday Dec 28 and regular class schedule starts Saturday, Jan 6. We have open self-defence as well on Jan 6 starting at 11:30 - open to anyone 13 and older.

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December 5, 2017
December Events & Calendar

[column col="1/3"][/column] [column col="2/3"] This week - order club tees, jackets hats etc, samples in dojo to try on - order will be ready before Xmas - don't miss out! Friday, Dec 8, Get together Party for youth adult 7:00 pm, see post for details, parents invited even without your children! Saturday, Dec 9, Open […]

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November 24, 2017
Season get together Friday, Dec 8

Charleswood Karate Get-together party. Friday, Dec 8, 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Get together with your dojo friends and their families - Karate trivia and other games or sit around and share stories. Kids are welcome and we will have an activity corner for them. Location  - Charelswood Karate Dojo, sign up in dojo. Potluck refreshments […]

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November 24, 2017
Tournament Saturday, Dec 2

NAAMAO tournament Saturday, Dec 2.  The karate event will start right after the opening ceremonies which start at 10:00 am.  Sign up in dojo for the event. Cash or cheque payment to "NAAMAO Committee". Cost is $10 for kata and $10 for kumite event - total $20. Location s the Canadian Mennonite College off Shaftesbury […]

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November 24, 2017
Sensei Maureen Woon-a-tai, Nov 24-25 - no dojo classes!

Special classes & testing with Master Maureen Woon-A-Tai - 10:00 & 11:00  Charelswood Karate dojo classes cancelled, see you at Ecole Riviere  Rouge School for seminar and/or testing. 9:00 Young Tigers class will take place but 10:00 & 11:00 classes cancelled!  Sign up and pay in dojo for seminar if you haven't already. Master Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 8th […]

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November 16, 2017
Karate for 4 to 6 year olds, January 2018

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in January - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform […]

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November 9, 2017
IKD World Tournament, Barbados, Aug 2018!!

We're going to the IKD World Tournament Aug 16-19, 2018, in Barbados - hope you're coming too! The tournament is open to all brown and black belts ages 8 and up but you don't have to compete to participate and have fun - there will be opportunity to train and watch the event. Charleswood Karate […]

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November 5, 2017
No Regular Classes Remembrance Day, Saturday, Nov 11

Regular Classes cancelled Remembrance Day, Saturday,  Nov 11 except an Open Self-defence class will be held 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Please register for the self-defence class either in the dojo or at Facebook Event or email ron@charleswoodkarate.com.

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November 2, 2017
Sensei Maureen Woon-A-Tai Nov 24 & 25

Special classes & testing with Master Maureen Woon-A-Tai - don't miss out Budo IKD Manitoba Karate with Charleswood Karate  are pleased to be hosting a weekend Seminar & Testing with: Master Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 8th Dan Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 8th Dan, is a Deputy Chief Instructor of the International Karate Daigaku, making her the first female Traditional Karate […]

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October 31, 2017
Open Self-defence Class Saturday Nov 4th

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, Nov 4, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $5 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. […]

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October 29, 2017
Registration Folder Missing! Be careful!

My red registration folder went missing Tuesday, Oct 24, between 7:30 and 8:30 during class.  As well, on a previous occasion money has gone missing from the drink fund and and a student has mentioned money was taken from the change room.  Please protect your valuables! The registration book had many registration forms that I will need […]

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October 27, 2017
No classes Halloween - Tuesday, Oct 31

Classes Cancelled for Halloween Night Regular classes Monday, Oct 30, with treats for all who try hard! White to green belts - 5:30 Blue to brown belts - 6:30 Black belts - 7:30

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October 4, 2017
Open Self-defence Class Oct 21

Open self-defence class for ages 13 & up, male & female. Date & time - Saturday, Oct 21, 11:30 to 1:00. Location - Charelswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg Open to anyone 13 & older. No charge for CK students, $5 for non-members. Contact ron@Charleswoodkarate.com to reserve a spot or sign up in dojo. […]

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October 4, 2017
Halloween Movie Night, Oct 20

Movie Night - Friday, Oct 20th, 6:00 to 8:00, movie starts at 6:15. Location  - Charelswood Karate Dojo Movie, popcorn and drink no charge, family invited. Costumes encouraged. Challenge before the movie - stand in musubi dacha for 5 minutes -success button award.

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September 26, 2017
Tonight, Tuesday, Sept 26 - Sensei Sick!

All classes are cancelled but the dojo is open for free training - an adult must participate or watch!  Tuesday, Sept 26!

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September 19, 2017
Charleswood Karate BBQ - Saturday, Sept 30

Fall BBQ on Saturday, Sept 30, 12:00 to 2:00 - whole family invited.  Sign up in dojo so we can make sure we have enough food.  Hot dogs (beef, regular and veggie) snacks and ice tea.  Share a desert if you like but don't bring too much please. No charge but donations to IKD Karate […]

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September 10, 2017
IKD Manitoba AGM & Picnic Sat, Sept 16

IKD Manitoba will be hosting our Annual General Meeting and Family Picnic on Saturday Sept 16 at the Stonewall Dojo in Stonewall of course. Great time to see what's happening in IKD Manitoba and meet other karate students. Great food and great fun for the whole family - see you there! AGM - is at 3:00 […]

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August 29, 2017
Last Summer Class

Summer classes are almost over - Tuesday 6:00 PM will be testing and 7:00 PM will be a class for all.  Thursday is our last day of classes for the summer - Kids at 6:00 PM and Youth/adult at 7:00 with drinks and refreshments after. Even if you haven't been training over the summer or are […]

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August 28, 2017
Fall Karate Schedule

Fall Schedule starts Tuesday, Sept 5, new students welcome - special promo for 13 and older (free gi and free month of classes).  Try two classes free before deciding. All black belts must talk to Sensei about helping with teaching - working as a team for a particular class is the best way to manage without taking […]

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August 21, 2017
Belt Grading Tuesday, Aug 29

Belt grading at Charelswood Karate Dojo Tuesday, August 29, 6:00 to 7:00.  Class after at 7:00 open to all levels and ages.  Please sign up in dojo and of course talk to Sensei to know if you're ready.

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August 2, 2017
Movie Night Friday Aug 11, 6:00 Kids, 7:45 Teens/Adults

Two movies Friday night, first 6:00 for younger audience and second movie 7:30 for an older audience.  Popcorn, drink, family and a movie.  Family invited or bring a friend. Cost - donation of $2 or more for Guyana Karate College  Help select the movie send an email to Sensei@charleswoodkarte.com and let sensei know your suggestion. The Guyana Karate College […]

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July 24, 2017
Young Tigers Karate Sept 2017 Saturday 9:00 spots only!

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in September - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! ****Wednesday class is full still room Saturdays at 9:00**** Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at […]

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July 8, 2017
Karate at Grand Beach, Saturday, July 22

Karate training in the sand and in the water, always great.  Bring the family. Training is open to all and is meant to be fun and friendly. Training starts at 11:00 AM see map below or on website. After training we share in a pot luck picnic and stay to enjoy the sun and waves. Here […]

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June 27, 2017
150 Kata - Canada Day - Charelswood Karate

[column col="1/3"] [/column] [column col="1/3"] [/column][column col="1/3"][/column] Keep Canada Strong - 150 kata on Canada Day. Charleswood Karate will be open 7:00 am to 10 am Canada Day - anyone from any club can come to do 150 kata or at least as many as you can or want!  Come anytime between 7 & 10 […]

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June 14, 2017
Summer Hours Start Monday, June 19

Note - no noon classes July or August. Charelswood Karate summer hours, start Monday, June 19.  Summer session starts Monday, July 3, with a special promotion - existing students bring in a new member, and you and the new member pay 1/2 of the class fees for the summer! Printable calendar

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June 1, 2017
Movie Night & BBQ June 2 - 3

Movie Night, this Friday 6:30 for 9 years and older.  Family included and of course adults. Pop corn and drinks - no charge. BBQ, Saturday 12:30 - 2:00, don't miss out, bring the whole family.  If you can send me a note or sign up in the dojo so I know how much food to […]

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May 24, 2017
Kumite Class Thursday 6:30 to 7:30

Kumite lead by Sempai Edris Bagheri, every Thursday 6:30 to 7:30. This is a regular class at Charelswood Karate and is open to all ages, recommended blue belt and higher. Class is also open to other clubs with a drop info of $10 per class.  Sempai Edris is a world class competitor and has trained with world champions and is […]

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May 18, 2017
Crazy Science Karate Camp - July 10-14

Charleswood Karate Club is where Karate and Science will come together! Enjoy our week-long Crazy Science Karate Camp; July 10 to 14, from 9 am to 4 pm. Campers, everyone from white belt to black belt, will partake in a non-contact style of Japanese Karate focusing on the perfection of one's character. In these classes, […]

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May 15, 2017
CK Dojo Activities

  Kumite class, Movie Night, Hot Dog Day, Kata Tournament, Special classes, Camps and Grand Beach Training - WOW! Thursday, May 18 - 6:30 to 7:30 kumite class for blue belts & up all ages - taught by Sempai Edris Friday to Sunday, May 26/28 - special classes and kata tournament at U of W […]

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May 10, 2017
Special Classes & Kata Tournament - May 26-28

Opportunity to train with other clubs and enjoy the excitement of a tournament. This event is for all ages and ranks.  Classes taught by Sensei Scott Middleton (WTKO) May 26 to May 28. Kata Tournament May 28.  Cost for classes and tournament is $20 for kyu ranks and $30 for dan ranks - charitable tax […]

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May 1, 2017
IDSL Kata Competition & Kumite Training May 13

Kata competition & kumite training for brown to black belt, all shotokan clubs invited. Planned for once a month. Saturday, May 13,  1:00 to 3:00 PM Location 5924 Roblin Blvd - Charelswood Karate Cost $2 - toonie Kata competition flag system - after competition you can stay for kumite partner training. Last class we had […]

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April 14, 2017
Special Class on Cross Over Concepts Friday April 21

April 21, Friday: Special class by Guru Alvin Catacutan, Jeet Kune Do concepts for karate-ka, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Sign up in dojo or email to register - cost is $25. ron@charleswoodkarate.com

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April 12, 2017
Board Breaking Saturday, April 22, 10 am

Saturday, April 22, show your technique with board breaking. At the end of the 10:00 am class we will break boards.  Young kids will use thrust kicks and we will practice in classes before. 15 and older can use any technique they want. Boards will be available starting Tuesday and will come in 2 sizes […]

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April 11, 2017
No Classes Good Friday to Easter Monday

Classes cancelled for the holiday weekend Friday April 14 to Monday April 17. Board breaking planned for Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am.  Boards will be available starting next Tuesday.  Please sign up in dojo.

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March 21, 2017
IDSL Kata Competition & Kumite Practice, April 8

Kata competition & kumite training for brown to black belt, all shotokan clubs invited. Planned for once a month. Saturday, April 8,  1:00 to 3:00 PM Location 5924 Roblin Blvd - Charelswood Karate Cost $2 - toonie Kata competition flag system - after competition you can stay for kumite partner training. Adult judges invited but […]

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March 15, 2017
Lots Happening at Charelswood Karate

Save the dates and don't miss out! March 18, Saturday:  Seminar, Classes, Testing and Tournament Stonewall, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm March 18, Saturday:  10:00 & 11:00 classes cancelled at dojo March 24, Friday: Movie night in dojo, starts at 6:30 pm April 8, Saturday: IDSL competition and kumite training at Charelswood dojo,  1:00 to […]

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March 8, 2017
Tournament Kata Practice - Get Ready for March 18th

Team & Individual kata practice for all that are planning on attending the Stonewall March 18th tournament, at Charelswood Karate dojo. Wednesday, March 8th,- 7:00 PM, Saturday, March 11- 12:30 PM and Sunday, March 12 - 1:45 PM.  Remember Seseni will pay for all teams that practice together before the event and you can get […]

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February 26, 2017
Stonewall Classes, Grading & Tournament Saturday, March 18

International Karate Daigaku of Manitoba seminar, grading & tournament Stonewall Legion, 401 Main Street, Stonewall, Saturday, March 18 9:00 -10:00 am Brown and Black Levels Class 10:00 -11:00 am All levels Class 11:00 - 12:00 Testing 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Kata, and Team Kata Tournament Sign up in dojo - classes will be cancelled that […]

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February 25, 2017
Young Tigers Karate April to June 2017, sign up!

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in APRIL - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform […]

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February 9, 2017
Testing At Charelswood Saturday, Feb 25

Train hard and be ready to test for your next belt level.  Saturday, February 25th. Charelswood dojo. Class for white to orange - 10:00 and testing to follow. Class for green to black - 11:30 and testing to follow. Check with Sensei Ron, Sensei Ryan or Sempai Karl if you are ready and then sign […]

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January 9, 2017
IDSL-Kata Competition, Saturday, Feb 11

Kata competition & kumite training for brown to black belt, all shotokan clubs invited. Planned for once a month. Saturday, Feb 11,  1:00 to 3:00 PM Location 5924 Roblin Blvd - Charelswood Karate Cost $2 - toonie Kata competition flag system - after competition you can stay for kumite partner training. Adult judges invited but […]

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January 2, 2017
Karate Classes January 2017

Happy New Year - it's going to be a great one starting with 2017 punches! Karate classes start Monday, January 2,  & 3, 6:30 kids and 7:30 youth/adult.   Regular schedule continues starting January 4.          calendat-jan-2017

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December 22, 2016
Adult Karate Class & Party Thursday, Dec 28

Train hard & then socialize with our karate family - sorry only for the adult students. Open to Charelswood Karate and fellow adult karate students. Karate class 7:30 to 8:30 and get together right after in the dojo. Some snacks & drinks provided - bring your own refreshments.

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December 12, 2016
Holiday Karate Schedule

Karate classes over the holidays but check times.  Don't miss games & movie night Friday Dec 16. Just a few less classes starting Dec 13,  printable calendar - calendar-holiday-break-2016 In the New Year there will be a special seminar with local Senseis plus the IDSL tournament will start in the new year.  Have a great holiday […]

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December 7, 2016
Young Tigers Karate - Ages 4-6, January 2017

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in January - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform […]

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November 26, 2016
Young Tigers Karate January 2017

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in January - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform […]

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November 25, 2016
Games & Movie night - Friday, Dec 16

[column col="1/4"][/column][column col="1/4"][/column][column col="1/4"][/column][column col="1/4"][/column] Holiday fun for all, games and a movie Friday Night, Dec 16, 6:00 to 8:30.  Theme is helping others, bring donations for the food bank and a decoration for a tree.  Games will be for adults and kids, popcorn and drinks and of course a movie to finish. Please sign up in […]

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November 21, 2016
Great Holiday Gifts - Tea, honey, club tops & bag

[column col="1/3"][/column][column col="1/3"][/column][column col="1/3"][/column] Some great gifts for the holidays!  Charelswood Karate times plus Teas & Honey from Chizma tea. Charleswood Karate sling bags $20, T-shirt (one kids med., 1 adult large) $10, long sleeve  (2 youth large and adult large) $15 Adult hoodie medium $25 and one medium jacket $50. Teas and honeys as per […]

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November 2, 2016
Classes & Testing with Shihan David Pyke Nov 18-19 -Classes at dojo cancelled on Saturday

Classes (10:00 & 11:00 am) at Charelswood Cancelled on Saturday Nov 19. You should attend - its great to train as a large group and see old or meet new friends. Friday November 18, 2016 6:00-7:00pm All Levels Class ** 7:00-8:00pm Brown/Black Belt Class 8:00-9:00pm Instructor Class Saturday November 19, 2016 10:00-11:00am - Brown & Black […]

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October 24, 2016
Halloween - Karate classes Cancelled

Classes cancelled on Halloween night - Sensei will be handing out treats on Saturday, Oct 29 after each class.

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October 12, 2016
BBQ, Movie, Special Classes &Testing

[column col="1/4"][/column][column col="1/4"][/column][column col="1/4"][/column][column col="1/4"] [/column] Don't miss out on the special events coming up BBQ & Movie Friday night Oct 14, 5:00 - 8:30 - attend one or both, sign up in dojo, no charge  - https://charleswoodkarate.com/2016/09/family-bbq-movie-night-friday-oct-14/ Special seminar for seniors, Oct 22 & 23 with Scott Langely  Sensei from Ireland  wtko-canada-2016-fall-seminar-schedule IKD Seminar & testing […]

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September 30, 2016
Family BBQ & Movie night, Friday Oct 14

[column col="1/3"][/column][column col="2/3"] [/column] Charleswood Karate BBQ & Movie Night on Friday, Oct 14, BBQ 5:00 - 6:30 - Movie 6:30 - 8:00. Great chance to meet the new students and their family and share interests. Location is the dojo and your whole family is invited.   Make sure you sign up on the sheet in the […]

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September 25, 2016
Kata Tournament Saturday, Oct 1, No regular classes

[column col="1/2"][/column][column col="1/2"] [/column] Nervous - relaxed, scared - confident: how would you feel performing in front of people?  Now is your chance to understand your emotions and how to control them using your karate skills. Kata (forms) tournament only 10:00 AM until 1:00PM.  Shotokan karate students will compete with other shotokan karate students, but there will […]

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September 14, 2016
CANCELLED - HIIT Kickboxing, starts Oct 3, Monday 1:30

SORRY BUT THE INSTRUCTOR HAS HAD TO CANCEL THIS CLASS!

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September 14, 2016
IKD Manitoba AGM & Family Picnic Saturday, Sept 27

Charleswood Karate members are members of International Karate Daigaku and are invited to attend the meeting and family BBQ Saturday, September 17, 2016, 3:00 pm.   All Adults members are requested to attend the Annual General Meeting. Come for the meeting and stay for the picnic.  Meet other karate families in Manitoba. Bring your whole family! […]

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August 30, 2016
Fall Karate Programs- Winnipeg

Fall class schedule starts Tuesday, September 2,  first class 5:30 kids blue to black then 6:30 kids white to green followed by youth adult 7:30 to 8:45.  A schedule will be set up in the dojo for sempai to help with new students on the side. There is a special offer for students 13 and […]

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August 10, 2016
Empty Hand vs Knife Seminar - Friday, Aug 26

Location - Charleswood karate, 5924 Roblin Blvd Winnipeg Day & Time - Friday, August 26, 6-9 pm Cost - $20 payable to Charleswood Karate Registration - Call 204-896-3354 or email ron@charleswoodkarate.com to register, limited to 30 participants Requirements -  Age 10 & older, rubber knife (I can provide up to 18 knives but you must […]

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August 6, 2016
Noon Karate Classes Continue

Noon Hour Karate classes Monday and Wednesday continue all summer  - take advantage of additional classes.  Sensei Ron teaches Monday noon and Sempai Al teaches Wednesday.  Hope to see you there.

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August 2, 2016
Survival Karate Camp, Aug 8 -12

What will you do this summer? Charleswood Karate Club is where you can challenge both your survival and your karate skills! Come test your survival skills at our week-long Survival Karate Camp, August 8th to 12th from 9 am to 4 pm. Campers, everyone from white belt to black belt, will partake in a non-contact […]

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July 29, 2016
Great visit by Itokazu Sensei - July 21/16

Great opportunity to try uechi ryu taught by a master, Itokazu Seisho Sensei 10th Dan in Konnan Ryu Karate (Uechi Ryu), and the founder and head of the Matayoshi Kobudo Shinbukai. With more than 60 years of Okinawan martial arts training, Itokazu Sensei is part of an elite cohort of modern day martial arts instructors.  […]

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July 29, 2016
Young Tigers Karate, Sept 2016 - Register Now

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in September - for ages 4-6.    Sign up early! Great program to start karate with - many of the  children continue and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at […]

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July 18, 2016
Itokazu Seisho Sensei, Weapons & Karate this week

Itokazu Seisho Sensei is visting Winnipeg and will be at the Charleswood Karate dojo.  Itokazu Seisho Sensei holds the rank of 9th Dan Hanshi in Matayoshi Kobudo and 10th Dan in Konnan Ryu Karate (Uechi Ryu), and is the founder and head of the Matayoshi Kobudo Shinbukai. With more than 60 years of Okinawan martial […]

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June 26, 2016
Grand Beach Training July 16

Oops wrong photo!!!! Aaahhh, that's better!!!!   Weather should be plus plus 30 not minus 30.  All students and friends welcome to attend, even if you've taken the summer off you can still enjoy this fun day at Grand Beach. Saturday, July 16, 11:00 am meet at beach ready to train, lunch and fun after. […]

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May 28, 2016
Grading & Class Saturday, June 11, 2016

Charleswood Karate Grading - Saturday June 11, 2016 Time     Class: 10:00 - 11:30 all levels/ages           Grading: 11:30 Location:   Charleswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd Sign up & pay in dojo and let Sensei know if you are planning on testing but can't make the June 11 grading. For more information […]

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May 17, 2016
Iain Abernethy, 6th dan, June 3 Friday - Charleswood Karate

Sensei Iain has agreed to teach both a kids class as well as an adults class.   Charleswood Karate, Heijoshin and Lac du Bonnet get first access to register.  Please register this week, you can send an email or sign up in the dojo.  This should be a great event and if you can make it […]

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May 17, 2016
Karate Lego® Camp - July 25-29

  Charleswood Karate Club is where Karate and Lego® will come together!  Campers, white to black belt alike, will partake in a non-contact style of Japanese Karate focusing on the perfection of one's character. In these classes, children will practice self-discipline, aerobic & isometric exercise through drills and games, as a way to master karate […]

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May 3, 2016
Karate in the Park, Sunday, May 15,

OK, we're set to go with Karate in the Park on Sunday, May 15th. We've got site #17. There's parking along the road that goes around the Formal Gardens and there's a parking lot just west of Formal Garden Road. Site 17 is right beside Formal Garden Road. http://www.assiniboinepark.ca/images/default-source/Park-Map/picnic-site-rental-map-2015.jpg?sfvrsn=2 Instructors include Dave Ogren (Lac du […]

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April 30, 2016
Yoga at the Dojo, May 6, Friday, 6:00 PM

Yoga Friday night May 6, 6:00 to 7:15 then stay and relax & unwind.  If you can't make the yoga come out after to relax with the others. This is open to any student 12 or older and any parents or friends.  Cost is just $5.00.  If staying after bring along some refreshments.  Sensei will […]

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April 26, 2016
Weapon Art Class, May 7, Saturday

Saturday, May 7, 1:30 to 3:30  at Charleswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd.  Cost just $10 - pay at door. [column col="1/3"][/column][column col="1/3"][/column][column col="1/3"] [/column] Come early for hot dog and snacks 12:00 - 1:30 (free).  The class is for 13 and older and is OPEN TO ALL including "first time tryers". This workshop is […]

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April 24, 2016
Dojo BBQ - Saturday, May 7, 12:00 - 1:30

Charleswood Karate BBQ on Saturday, May 7, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Great chance to meet the new students and their family and share interests. Location is outside the dojo and your whole family is invited.   Make sure you sign up on the sheet in the dojo so we prepare enough food, but don't […]

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April 20, 2016
Movie Night - Sorcerer's Apprentice - Friday April 22

Sorcerer's Apprentice by Disney - Friday, April 22, Start time 6:00 PM Popcorn, drink, family and a movie.  Family invited, if no family bring a friend.

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April 5, 2016
Adult Get-together, Competition Class, Testing, Movie Night

Here is reminder of the events taking place. Thursday, April 7, 8:30 PM - Adult get-together - after class (don't have to attend class to come out after) - drinks and snacks and tall tales Sunday, April 10, 1-3 PM - Competition Class for 7-17 year old yellow belt and higher, no charge (good preparation […]

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March 21, 2016
Competition Class - Sunday, April 10

Competition class - Sunday, April 10, 1:00 PM to 3:00, for ages 7-17 yellow belt and higher, no charge. We will go over rules for kata & kumite and then practice in groups. Participation buttons provided. Black adults welcome to help out  - spectator room limited.

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March 18, 2016
Matayoshi Kobudo Weapons Seminar July 22 - 24, 2016

      Matayoshi Kobudo Manitoba and Charleswood Karate are pleased to host a three‐day seminar on Matayoshi Kobudo (Okinawan weapon techniques) taught by Itokazu Seisho Sensei who studied under the legendary Matayoshi Shinpo. Itokazu Seisho Sensei holds the rank of 9th Dan Hanshi in Matayoshi Kobudo and 10th Dan in Konnan Ryu Karate (Uechi Ryu), and […]

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March 17, 2016
Monday night 7:30 class now open to brown and black belts

Monday 7:30 pm class is open to all brown and black belts. The class will focus on katas and bunkai.

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March 6, 2016
Saturday March 12, No classes at Charleswood - Testing & Classes in Stonewall

Charlesswood Karate 10:00 & 11:00 am classes cancelled Saturday - testing & classes in Stonewall Saturday, Mar 12, starting 10:00 AM- Classes & Testing, Stonewall legion, Instructor class 8:30 & all level classes 10:00-11:00 & 11:00- 12:00 and testing at 12:30 see link for info -  http://ikdmanitoba.com/calendar.htm Check with Sensei if your ready and sign […]

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February 24, 2016
Testing, Movie Night, Competition Class & Yoga

Here is reminder of the events taking place. Friday, Feb 26, 6:00 PM - Yoga for family and friends ages 12 and up, $5 per person Sunday, Feb 28, 1-3 PM - Competition Class for 8-17 year old yellow belt and higher, no charge (if planning on testing you should attend) Friday, Mar 4, 6-8 […]

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February 22, 2016
April Young Tigers Karate - Register Now

Karate for Young Tigers ages 4-6. Registration is now open. Two classes to choose from Wednesday at 6:00 PM & Saturday at 9:00 AM. Registration is on a first come basis so please register early. Detailed information sheet  -   Young Tigers Spring 2016. Registration sheet and payment can be dropped off anytime. - IKD MB […]

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February 22, 2016
Competition Class Sunday, Feb 28

Competition class - Sunday, Feb 28, 1:00 PM to 3:00, for ages 8-17 yellow belt and higher, no charge, sign up in dojo so we know the numbers and can plan.  We will go over rules for kata & kumite and then practice in groups. Participation buttons provided. Black adults welcome to help out  - […]

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January 28, 2016
Event Schedule: Feb - March 2016

Check out what's happening over the next couple of months  - sorry Grand Beach training not for another 6 months! Competition training for 8 - 17:  Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM  Feb 28 - Charleswood Karate Dojo, no charge No Classes: Louis Riel weekend Feb 13 & 15 Yoga in the dojo: Jan 29, Feb 19, Feb […]

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January 10, 2016
Yoga, Competition Class, Board Breaking

3 events this month - don't miss out! Yoga classes - Friday, Jan 15 & Jan 29, 6:00 pm to 7:15, open to parents and friends 12 & older. Cost $5, sign up in dojo or send e-mail for attendance. Stay after to get to know each other, nice casual evening. Competition class - Sunday, […]

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January 2, 2016
Karate Classes for 2016

SELF-CONFIDENCE, DISCIPLINE: DEVELOP YOUR INNER STRENGTH WITH KARATE Classes for adults, youth, children and families.  Many classes to choose from Calendar Winter 2016 Email (sensei@charleswoodkarate.com) or call (204-896-3354) for additional information.  Try a couple classes free before signing up. Traditional karate with focus on etiquette, discipline, integrity.  Karate training with Kihon (basic technique), Kata (forms), […]

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January 1, 2016
Class Schedule January 2016

First classes back are Monday, January 4.  Looking forward to the spirit that comes with a new year.  Don't forget we try for 2016 techniques in the youth adult classes and 1016 in the children's classes.  Class times are the same as last term  - Calendar Winter 2016 A tournament class is planned for Sunday, […]

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December 14, 2015
December Calendar Charleswood Karate

Regular classes up to and including Saturday, Dec 19, then reduced schedule.  Regular schedule starts  Monday, Jan 4. Dec 18, Friday, BOWLING PARTY, still room for a few more, sign-up and pay in dojo.  Contribute to silent auction. Dec 19, Saturday, MAKE-UP TEST, for those that missed the seminar and testing, make sure you've talked […]

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November 26, 2015
Yoga at the Dojo - Friday, Dec 4, 6:00 to 7:15 PM

Yoga Friday night Dec 4, 6:00 to 7:15 then stay and relax & unwind.  If you can't make the yoga come out after to relax with the others. This is open to any student 12 or older and any parents.  Cost is just $5.00.  If staying after bring along some refreshments.  Sensei will have glasses, […]

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November 26, 2015
Time to Register - Young Tigers January, 2016

Karate for Young Tigers ages 4-6. Registration is now open. Two classes to choose from Wednesday at 6:00 PM & Saturday at 9:00 AM. Registration is on a first come basis so please register early. Detailed information sheet - Young Tigers Winter 2016 Email ron@Charleswoodkarate.com or call 204-896-3354 for more information.

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November 19, 2015
Regular Classes Saturday, Nov 21 & up coming events

Regular classes this Saturday, November 21. Seminar & Testing with Sihan Joseph Woon-a-tai  Nov 27 & 28 - sign up in dojo Bowling Party Friday, December 18, sign up in dojo Kids Challenge Day, Saturday, December 12 - beat your score from last time , 12 and under

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November 7, 2015
Bowling Party Friday, Dec 18

Bowling, pizza, silent auction, prizes, family & friends Friday, Dec 18, 7:00 to 8:30, Polo Park Bowling Lanes The whole alley is ours for one & one half hours.  Pizza and drinks and prizes provided. Contributions of deserts appreciated. Also there is a silent auction.  (All contributions welcome, there is a letter of request for […]

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November 6, 2015
CANCELLED - Fun Tournament Saturday Nov 21, 10:00 to 2:00

  This event is cancelled - update to come later  On behalf of the non-contact karat groups we have organized a fun event for kids & youth.  No medals only matches (minimum 3) to try your karate and see what other clubs can do & make new friends. Location : Westgrove School -  50 Westgrove […]

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November 1, 2015
Wrong Boots taken on Saturday, Oct 31

These boots were left and a pair of Ugg look alikes were taken instead.  Please exchange at next class.

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November 1, 2015
Fun Competition - White to Black belt, ages 6 to 17

On behalf of the non-contact karat groups we have organized a fun event for kids & youth.  No medals only matches (minimum 3) to try your karate and see what other clubs can do & make new friends. Location : Westgrove School -  50 Westgrove Way Day:  Saturday, Nov 21, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm […]

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October 15, 2015
Special Class & Testing Nov 27 & 28, Joseph Woon-a-tai Shihan

This is the first time we are having Joseph Woon-a-tai Shihan do our seminar and testing - please come out to welcome him.  Class is attended by all clubs in Manitoba - great opportunity to see who else trains and to train with some new people.  Testing (grading)  is not just about your physical ability […]

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October 14, 2015
Movie Night, Friday, Oct 30, 6:30 PM

Come out and have some fun at movie night with your friends from karate. Last year Halloween movie goers - costumes are optional. Movie, popcorn and a drink - no charge just clean up after yourself.   Movie starts just after 6:30 and is kid appropriate - maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Forbidden Kingdom or Nim's […]

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October 9, 2015
Don't forget - no classes on the long weekend

No classes Saturday or Monday.  Enjoy Thanksgiving!

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September 16, 2015
Hot Dog Day for whole family, Saturday, Sept 26

Welcome back to fall karate classes - we will hold our Club BBQ on Saturday, September 26, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  Great chance to meet the new students and their family and share your summer stories. Location is outside the dojo and your whole family is invited.   Make sure you sign up on […]

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September 7, 2015
IKD Manitoba AGM & Picnic- Saturday, Sept 12

Charleswood Karate members are members of International Karate Daigaku and are invited to attend the meeting Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:00 pm.   All Adults members are requested to attend the Annual General Meeting. Come for the meeting and stay for the picnic.  Meet other karate families in Manitoba. This will be Followed by Family Pig […]

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September 3, 2015
Charleswood Karate Relocating - When?

What does this mean?  Will Charleswood Karate continue? The building is for sale not the Karate School.  Sensei has already checked for new locations in the Charleswood area but nothing will be decided until an offer is made on the building.  The building may not sell for over a year so plans are very loose […]

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September 2, 2015
Additional 4-6 Karate Class Wednesday 5:00 PM

Third Young Tigers Karate class for 4-6 year old has been added Wednesday 5:00 PM.  Class starts September 23. Great program to start karate with - many of the  children  continued and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am […]

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August 25, 2015
Karate Fall Class Schedule: September to December 2015

Fall class schedule starts Tuesday, September 1,  first class 5:30 kids blue to black then 6:30 kids white to green followed by youth adult 7:30 to 8:45.  Please note the time changes - kids classes are starting at 5:30 instead of 5:00 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, this impacts the time for classes after these. A […]

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August 24, 2015
Super Camp - Thanks Sempai!

Great effort by all the kids and the sempai.  Aadila, Jack, Grace & Grace and Matt thank you.  There have been a number of comments in having this again next year or even during the spring break. The camp went all week 9 to 4 and was for kids 6 to 12, existing karate-ka and […]

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July 31, 2015
No Classes Monday, Aug 3

  As always no classes Monday Aug 3 long weekend.  Try training at the beach.  The training last weekend at Grand Beach was fantastic.  Hope you all had fun.   Don't forget to sign up for the special seminar with Iain Abernathy if you haven't yet.  IainAbernethySeminarPoster-2

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July 11, 2015
Young Tigers Registration September 2015

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in September - for ages 4-6. Sign up early Great program to start karate with - many of the  children  continued and are now black belts - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at […]

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July 5, 2015
Grand Beach Training - Saturday, July 25

The Grand Beach Training day is now Saturday, July 25.  We meet at the beach by the channel parking lot 11:00 am - see map below. No charge just bring your gi some food and any beach toys you want. The whole family is welcome.  I will bring ice tea and cups for all. See […]

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June 22, 2015
Schedule for June - August & Make up Test

Take Note - Fewer classes this week and summer schedule starts next week. Very good testing this Saturday and congratulations to Constantine & Bonnie for Shodan and Grace & Andrew for Nidan.  For those who could not make the Saturday test, Tuesday's class at 6:00 will be for those testing and regular attendance for kids […]

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June 8, 2015
Grading Saturday, June 20th, - Board Breaking June 13 not June 20th!

Grading/testing will be Saturday, June 20th Location: Charleswood Karate dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd Class:   10:00 - 11:15 am    Grading: 11:30 to 12:30 Please sign up at dojo and pay before June 20th.  Membership fees are now due - everyone should check if they have paid. Board breaking Saturday, June 13th not June 20th

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June 7, 2015
Board Breaking Saturday, June 13th (Not June 20th)

Don't miss out on the board breaking on Saturday June 13th.  Pick up your board at the dojo to prepare it and decorate if you want. Kids 10-11:00am, parents allowed on floor for photographs & videos. We'll practice more this week. Thrust kick used by kids. Youth & adult 11:00 am class.  Break more than […]

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May 31, 2015
Where's Your GI? Free Summer for "Ex-students"!

It can be hard to come back to train.  So here is some incentive: From now to the end of August all past students 13 & older can come to train free.  You will be returning with other like minded individuals and getting back to the rewarding experience you've missed.  Summer classes usually have fewer […]

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May 25, 2015
Games challenge day May 30, 10:00 am

Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 to 11:00 will be the games challenge.  This is for children 12 and under.  The games will have challenges that each child can try to improve upon for the next challenge day.  Children should wear their gis and be ready to work hard and have fun.  Helpers needed - parents […]

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May 11, 2015
Karate Trial - Ages 13-21, Great offer!

Now is the time to try karate or get back to it.  Karate for 2 months plus uniform (AKA gi) for $50.  Promotion for the months of May to August 2015. Come out and try a couple classes first. Daytime and evening classes Call 204-896-3354 or email ron@charleswoodkarate.com    

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May 11, 2015
Karate Trial for ages 13 - 21

Now is the time to try karate or get back to it.  Karate for 2 months plus uniform (AKA gi) for $50.  Promotion for the months of May to August 2015. Come out and try a couple classes first. Daytime and evening classes Call 204-896-3354 or email ron@charleswoodkarate.com    

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May 8, 2015
May 9, Instructor Assistant Class Re-scheduled

The Saturday, May 9, 1:30 PM instructor assistant class will be re-scheduled.  This is due to low attendance.  We will coordinate a day that works better for the group.    

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May 5, 2015
Summer Karate Lego® Day Camp, Aug 17 - 21

Charleswood Karate Club is where Karate and Lego® will come together!  Campers, white to black belt alike, will partake in a non-contact style of Japanese Karate focusing on the perfection of one's character. In these classes, children will practice self-discipline, aerobic & isometric exercise through drills and games, as a way to master karate techniques.  […]

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April 29, 2015
May & June Events - Don't miss out

May 1, Friday, 6:30 PM, Yoga $5 May 8, Friday, 6:30 PM, Movie night no charge May 9, Saturday, 1:30 PM, Instructor class # 2, no charge May 22, Friday, 6:30 PM, Yoga, $5 May 30, Saturday, 10:00 AM, game challenge day, no charge June 13, Saturday. 10:00 AM, board breaking - cost for board […]

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April 22, 2015
Try the Karate Daytime Classes

All levels including beginners - take advantage of Monday & Wednesday 12:00 noon classes and Saturday 11:00 am class.  Special rate for those that can only make daytime classes.  Come out and try a couple of classes. Monday's focus is on kata, Wednesday is a general class taught by Sempai Al Moore and Saturday is […]

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April 12, 2015
Don't miss yoga, Friday, April 17 & May 1

Yoga Friday night, April 17 and May 1 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - at the dojo - friends and family are welcome - cost $5. Stay for refreshments and some adult time after.  Beginner or expert can participate and enjoy. Everyone needs to be more flexible - especially Sensei. Sign up but drop ins […]

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April 9, 2015
Kids Games Day - Saturday, April 18

Saturday, April 18, at 10:00 to 11:00 will be the games challenge.  This is for children 12 and under.  The games will have challenges that each child can try to improve upon for the next challenge day.  Children should wear their gis and be ready to work hard and have fun. Of course there is […]

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March 24, 2015
Charleswood Karate Not For Sale

There was a notice in the paper for the sale of the Charleswood Karate building at 5924 Roblin Blvd.  Yes,  I am looking at the sale of the building only. To ease your mind -  Charleswood Karate is not for sale but we may move to another location.  We would still operate in the Charleswood […]

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March 17, 2015
Testing, Holidays & More

Lots happening over the next few weeks, please read and don't miss out. Saturday, March 21 - no classes at dojo - special classes & testing at Stonewall everyone should attend if they can.  https://charleswoodkarate.com/2015/03/testing-special-classes-saturday-march-21/ Thursday, March 26 - alternate test date - Kids class at 5:00 Testing at 6:30, Adult class at 7:30. Classes […]

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March 11, 2015
Yoga at the Dojo: Friday, March 13, 6:30 pm

Yoga Friday night, March 13, open to any student 12 or older and any parents, family members or friends.  Cost is just $5.00 Starts at 6:30 until 8:00 and then you can stay to socialize. You can just drop in but try to sign up on the sheet inside the dojo entrance or email sensei […]

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March 8, 2015
Young Tigers Karate, Ages 4-6, April to June

Next session of Young Tigers Karate starts in April - for ages 4-6. Sign up early Great program to start karate with - certificates for discipline (listening), focus (not giving up) and karate skills. 10 classes either Saturday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Uniform (AKA gi) included in cost.  Call 204-896-3354 or […]

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March 3, 2015
Testing & Special Classes Saturday, March 21

Time to get that next belt rank and train with your friends from other clubs. Special classes Saturday, March 21 at Stonewall Legion. Instructor class  9:00 - 10:00 Brown & black belt class 10:00 - 11:00 All levels    11:00 - 12:00 Lunch - can be purchased right in Legion All levels   12:30 - 1:30 Dan […]

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February 23, 2015
I saw Olaf at the Polar Bear Dare in Lac du Bonnet

            My jump i the river on Saturday was exhilarating to say the least. We waited outside for an hour before our jump and it was -22 centigrade. The wind was only bad when the sides of the tent where we waited flapped.  Oh yeah that was all the time.  I wasn't as brave as […]

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February 12, 2015
No Classes this weekend - Louis Riel Day

Have a great weekend and a happy Valentine's Day - no classes Saturday, Feb 14th,  or Monday, Feb 16th.

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February 9, 2015
Matayoshi Kobudo Weapons Class, Sunday, Feb 22

There is an open class to try  Matayoshi Kubodo weapons at Charleswood Karate. Start time is 11:00 and runs until 12:30. Anyone 12 and older can try.  You don't have to be a Charleswood Karate member to try and there is no charge. The weapons used are bo, tonfa and sai. This trial class is […]

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February 4, 2015
Sponsor link updated for Polar Bear Dare

The link is now updated in the first blog and attached here.  You can sponsor Charleswood Karate and Sensei Ron Porath to jump in the icy water at this link  http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?SID=5385210&LangPref=en-CA Your support will be very appreciated and all donations of $50 will receive a Charleswood Karate Sling bag - don't forget this is tax […]

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February 3, 2015
I'm Doing the Polar Bear Dare - How About sponsoring?

I will be testing my focus when I jump into an ice hole on the Winnipeg River at Lac du Bonnet on Feb 21.  I'm doing it to help raise money for KidSport and will be part of the Lac du Bonnet Karate team with Sensei Dave Ogren.  Anyone from our club who donates $50 […]

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February 2, 2015
World Tournament, Toronto, July 16-19

Plan to participate in the special classes, compete and see the IKD World Tournament this summer in Toronto. It can be a great vacation for the family and a great experience for young and old.  Meet other people from around the world, kids and adults who like karate. Karate training is fun but sharing it […]

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January 28, 2015
Assistant/Instructor Training Class Feb 7, Saturday

Saturday Feb 7, 1- 3 is a special class for instructors and assistant instructors. We will review key elements for teaching karate, let you practice and discuss ideas.Adults purple and up can attend and youth brown and up can attend. Please sign up or send an email conforming your attendance, sensei@charleswoodkarate.com.  

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January 27, 2015
Movie Night - Friday, Feb 6, 6:30 PM

Big Trouble in Little China or The Spy Next Door which will it be?  Come out and find out! Popcorn, iced tea, friends and a movie - almost as much fun as a karate class. Remember to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

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January 25, 2015
Wrong Boots - Size 2-3

Saturday, Jan 24 10:00,  kids class, someone took the wrong boots.  The ones left are a smaller size than the ones taken.  The boots left are these.  Please let me know if you think you have the pair taken by mistake. Sensei@charleswoodkarate.com Thank you

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January 15, 2015
IKD World Camp & Tournament July 15-20th, Toronto

Time to plan for the IKD World Tournament & Camp in Toronto.  Rekindle those friendships with the students from all the other countries that will be there.  It is right downtown, a great location to vacation and enjoy karate.  It will be held at Ryerson College on Gerrard Ave.  Inexpensive rooms are available at the […]

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January 7, 2015
Movie night Friday, February 6th

  Friday, 6:30, February 6th  is movie night - for kids and adults. Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.       Popcorn and ice tea provided. Let us know your idea for the movie (so far Spy Next Door, Kung Fu Panada) -  suggestion sheet in the dojo!  

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January 7, 2015
Yoga Friday, Jan 9 & 23

Don't forget yoga Friday night Jan 9 and Jan 23.  This is open to any student 12 or older and any parents.  Cost is just $5.00 Starts at 6:30 until 8:00 and then you can stay to socialize. Please sign up on the sheet inside the dojo entrance or email sensei - sensei@charleswoodkarate.com.  Leave contact […]

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December 14, 2014
What a Bowling Party!

[column col="1/2"][/column] [column col="1/2"][/column]   Friends, family, food, games and prizes - all you need for a great party!  Thanks to all those that helped out made donations and made us laugh.  Sensei had a great time even if he didn't bowl.  Check out the photos below. Don't forget reduced classes starting Monday, Dec 15, […]

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December 10, 2014
Sling bags are here - Great holiday gift.

Charleswood Karate sling bags - holds water bottle, iPod pouch and can carry a kids gi or adult light gi & belt.  Has a place to put your name so you know which bag is yours.  Cost $20 - pick it up at the dojo. Other great gifts include t-shirts, hoodies and jacket check for […]

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December 10, 2014
Holiday Schedule Dec 2014

I hope everyone enjoys the holidays and I wish you a fantastic year in 2015 The 2015 schedule starts Saturday January 3rd with our New Year challenge of 2015 blocks. Calendar winter 2015

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December 9, 2014
Bowling Party This Friday !

This Friday is the Bowling Party - don't forget to pay before Friday.  Cost is $10 for 10 & under and $15 for 11 & up. We have room for a couple more but need to be sure that all those that have signed up will be there. Bowling, pizza, silent auction, prizes, family & […]

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December 4, 2014
No Classes at dojo this Saturday - Seminar with Sensei Woon-a-tai

No classes at dojo this Saturday, Dec 6. Everyone should be at the seminar (special classes & testing) at Garden City Collegiate December 5 - 6    Seminar & Testing with Master Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th Dan Kancho (Founder) and Shuseki Shihan (Chief Instructor) of the IKD Friday Evening, December 5th 6:00-7:00 pm Kyu class (Coloured […]

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November 24, 2014
A gift that lasts - Karate Lessons

Give a gift that lasts - Karate Lessons at Charleswood Karate Personalized gift cards and presents can be picked up before Christmas and the lessons start Jan 2015. Three gifts to choose from: Young Tigers Ages 4-6:  $160 - 10 classes, uniform (AKA gi), membership & certificates of achievement Youth Ages 6 - 12:  $265 […]

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November 10, 2014
Bowling Party, Friday, Dec 12

Bowling, pizza, silent auction, prizes, family & friends Friday, Dec 12, 7:00 to 8:30, Polo Park Bowling Lanes The whole alley is ours for one & one half hours.  Pizza and drinks and prizes provided. Contributions of deserts appreciated. Also there is a silent auction, Karl Roberts is managing with help from Trish Prosen.  (All […]

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November 10, 2014
Brown & Black belts take note - IDSL Saturday, Nov 22

The Inter Dojo Shotokan League (IDSL) is a fun tournament held approximately once a month.  Brown and black belts participate and have two matches in kata and kumite.  It is a great way to get ready for testing or for tournament practice. But most of all it is with friends and is a fun event.  […]

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November 5, 2014
November to December Club Events

Here is the latest list of events  on for Charleswood Karate so here is a list for easy reference. Friday, Nov 7, 6:30 pm - Charleswood Karate Dojo Hatha Yoga lead by Ruth This is great for improving flexibility and breathing - open to all 12 and older including family members.  Charge $5 per person […]

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November 4, 2014
Testing & Classes by Frank Woon-a-tai Shuseki Shihan, Dec 5 & 6

December 5 - 6   -    SIGN UP & PREPAY IN DOJO Seminar & Testing with Master Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th Dan Kancho (Founder) and Shuseki Shihan (Chief Instructor) of the IKD Friday Evening, December 5th 6:00-7:00 pm Kyu class (Coloured belts) Black/Brown belts encouraged to attend 7:00-8:00 pm Brown & Black Belt Class Saturday, […]

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November 4, 2014
Yoga Fridays, Nov 7 & 28

  Next two Yoga classes this Friday, 6:30 to 8:00, Nov 7 & Nov 28 Please contribute and stay for refreshments after class. Class, is for beginners but is still hard work, it is taught by Ruth and is Hatha yoga.  The cost is $5 per person and is open to students  and family members […]

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October 27, 2014
IDSL Fun Torunament for all ages Brown Black Belts

The Inter Dojo Shotokan League (IDSL) is a fun tournament held approximately once a month.  Brown and black belts participate and have two matches in kata and kumite.  It is a great way to get ready for testing or for tournament practice. But most of all it is with friends and is a fun event.  […]

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October 24, 2014
Forbidden Kingdom - movie or true story?

The dojo was magical as many creatures, monsters heroes, princesses and wizards came together to form a Forbidden Kingdom.  Oh yeah that was just the name of the movie we watched.  Anyways the evening was magical.   All the right ingredients, popcorn, drinks, treats, costumes, movie and of course the most important ingredient - friends. Thanks […]

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October 9, 2014
Oct to Dec club events

Note:  Adult social night is Wednesday Oct 29th not the Oct 28th There are quite a few events going on for Charleswood Karate so here is a list for easy reference. Friday, Oct 17, 5:30 pm - Japanese Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips Ave Officials training lead by Clive Sensei - this is in preparation for […]

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October 5, 2014
Yoga Frdiay, Oct 17, 6:30 PM

Yoga class this Friday, 6:30 to 8:00 and people can stay after to share refreshments etc. Class, is for beginners but is still hard work, it is taught by Ruth and is Hatha yoga.  The cost is $5 per person and is open to students  and family members 12 and older. Next class is tentatively […]

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October 5, 2014
Record Cold Hot Dog Day

It was the coldest day I can remember for our hot dog day but I think more people stayed longer than usual.  All those warm hearts made up for the cold weather. Sensei enjoyed his birthday cake and the present will be up in the dojo today. Here are some photos from the day.  Don't […]

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September 27, 2014
Return of Yoga

The first yoga night had perfect timing for Sensei.  He had worked on a deck first digging the base and then putting down the foundation and finally cutting and constructing - a good stretch was definitely needed to relax and ensure no cramps in those old muscles of his. The turn out was very good […]

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September 18, 2014
Stories & Testimonials for Karate or Charleswood Karate

Everyone has a good story to tell but can use help to tell it.  Josh Wilson who is in journalism is willing to help with those stories. If you have an interesting story or a testimonial that you would feel comfortable sharing, now is the time!  Josh will help with the writing.  The stories will […]

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September 16, 2014
Club BBQ - Saturday, Oct 4

Welcome back to fall karate classes - we will hold our Club BBQ on Saturday, October 4th, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Location is outside the dojo and your whole family is invited. And you can bring a friend.  Make sure you sign up on the sheet in the dojo so we prepare enough […]

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September 14, 2014
IKD Manitoba AGM and family picnic - another great day!

The rain held off perfectly for our family picnic and IKD Manitoba Annual General Meeting. The kids and adults who are kids at heart played badminton, soccer, football and the smaller kids made up their own games. Big thank you to the people form Budokai and Stonewall Karate for all their work in setting up. […]

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September 11, 2014
Yoga for Charleswood Karate - Sept 26th

What a great opportunity to become or maintain your flexibility.  The first fall yoga night for Charleswood Karate will be Friday, Sept 26.  It will start at 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. This is intended for 12 and older students or family of students. There is a small cost of $5 each to pay for […]

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September 9, 2014
Show & Save Books at Charleswood Karate

You can save money and help Charleswood Karate Fundraising.  Some great coupons for you or a great little gift for friends or family. Buy a book at the club - just $20 and you can save more than that with one coupon at Superstore.  If you like eating out there are coupons for all types […]

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September 9, 2014
IKD Meeting & Picnic: Saturday, Sept 13

Best way to have an organization meeting - with food friends and family.  AGM notice Budo International Karate Daigaku Manitoba (IKD) is holding its annual general meeting & family feast this Saturday at Stonewall Karate Club of course in Stonewall (only 25 minutes from Charleswood). Annual General meeting 3:00 pm - for all adult karate […]

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August 28, 2014
Fall Schedule Finalized

Thank you to those who provided input on our fall class schedule.   Here is the the schedule that we will start with as of Tuesday, September 2. The one posted last week has a simple change to the kids' classes.  The times for the Tuesday classes 5:00 class for kids all levels and the 6:oo […]

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August 27, 2014
Movie Night Was Action Packed

I don't know if there was more action in the movie or by the kids before and after the movie. Either way it was lots of fun. I think "3 Ninjas" was a good pick for the kids. Thanks Sensei Ryan. The popcorn was great - thanks Jacquie for the loan of the popcorn machine […]

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August 24, 2014
Sign up a friend & get a month free

For all existing students you can now get a month of training free if you bring a friend and they sign up.  If you bring 3 friends that is 3 months free. The details: - introduce someone to the club, let Sensei know they are your guest - bring them out to try 2 classes […]

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August 23, 2014
Fall Class Schedule

Fall class schedule starts Tuesday, September 2. As always the schedule ti subject to change depending on attendance of each class.  Comments are welcome Some minor changes to the schedule this fall Monday, kids class at 5:00,  Youth adult beginner class at 6:15 and Black belt class at 7:30.  No daytime class on Monday. Thursday […]

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August 23, 2014
Movie Night Reminder - Wednesday

This Wednesday 6:30 is movie night - for kids and adults. Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.       Popcorn and ice tea provided. Don't worry if you're not attending summer classes - the more the merrier.

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August 15, 2014
Backyard party was fun

Sensei enjoyed the backyard party and hopes you did too.  The joint class of kids and adults was enjoyable and a number of senior students said they would like to come to more kids classes as they thought it was hard work but lots of  fun. Thanks to Ryan Sensei for setting up the food […]

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August 8, 2014
Movie Night Wednesday, August 27

Hey kids! (And adults too!) Charleswood Dojo is having a movie night and everybody is invited! We will be showing a G-rated karate themed movie for everyone to enjoy. Please come out and have some fun on Wednesday, August 27 at the dojo. The movie will start at 6:30.  We will be serving popcorn and […]

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August 8, 2014
Young Tigers Karate Fall Registration

Saturday 9:00 AM class is now full - still room on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. Karate for 4 to 6 year old - registration is now open. 10 week session of discipline camouflaged as fun karate.  Great exercise, strength training and karate skills for little tykes.  Uniform(AKA gi) included plus certificates of achievement presented. Registration […]

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August 1, 2014
Class & backyard party - Thursday, Aug 14

Thursday, August 14, we will have a join class for all ages and ranks from 6:00 to 7:15 pm. After that we will have fun in the backyard.  Watermelon and other snacks will be provided along with drink (age appropriate). If you can't make the class right at 6:00 still come for later, I'm sure […]

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July 10, 2014
Break Fall training Thursday, July 17

    We will do some special training on how to fall (ukemi) during regular classes on Thursday July 17. We are lucky to have Glenn Nakauchi, coming to our dojo to teach how to fall during the regular classes. Break falls not only help for kumite (fighting) in karate class but are beneficial for […]

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July 7, 2014
Wednesday July 9 & 16 classes taught by Sempai - Karl Roberts

Sempai - Al Moore will be away July 9 & 16 for the noon class on Wednesday but Semapi - Karl will teach these two classes for him.  Hopefully he will have a good turn-out showing support. Summer training is probably the best - even just do drop ins if you can't attend the classes […]

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June 27, 2014

Don't forget the Grand Beach Training day Saturday, July 5.  We meet at the beach by the channel parking lot 11:30 - see map below. No charge just bring your gi some food and any beach toys you want. The whole family welcome. See you there. More info at this site  http://ikdmanitoba.com/maps/map_grandbeach.htm

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June 19, 2014
Summer Schedule starts June 23, Monday

Summer schedule will start Monday, June 23. No Saturday classes until September. Summer session officially starts Tuesday, July 2. Classes for current session continue until the June 26, Thursday. Don't forget special class Saturday, June 21, 10:30 at Westgrove School - see post for testing.

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June 17, 2014
Testing Saturday June 21

Charleswood Karate & Heijoshin Karate will have a special class and testing Saturday June 21. The test is for coloured belts white to brown plus we will do some mock tests for black belts. There is room for family and friends to watch. The location is Westgrove School, 50 Westgrove Way. Class time is 10:30 […]

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May 24, 2014
BBQ - Saturday, June 7, 12:00-2:00

We will have a BBQ/hot dog day on Saturday June 7. Regular classes on Saturday except the youth adult class will finish early 12:00 with the BBQ starting right after. Sign up in the dojo so we know how many hot dogs (beef, veggie, regular) to purchase. Hot dogs , carrots, celery, chips, watermelon & […]

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May 21, 2014
T-shirts, Hoodies & jackets are here!

The shirts are here and you can pick them up now. The hoodies and jackets are done but you can get your name on the sleeve at no charge. Just let us know what name you want on the sleeve and it will be done. I would like to have the list to send to […]

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April 27, 2014
A Smashing Board Breaking Event

Lots of excitement on Saturday - for those who were not available you can still break boards before or after the next class you attend. Sorry I didn't get more photos.

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April 22, 2014
Competitors & Volunteers Canadian Nationals

The IKD Canadian Nationals are being held in Winnipeg this year, May 17-18. Brown belts all ages can compete and anyone over 16 can volunteer to help out. Volunteers are needed: score keepers, time keepers and security/floor monitors. There will be training for these and as a volunteer you get to see the action up […]

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April 14, 2014
April 30 adult social event

The last Wednesday of each month the Charleswood Karate Social Committee (CKSC) has proposed a get together at the Thirsty Lion on Dale Blvd. This will be after the Wednesday 7-8 class and will start at 8:30. Just a casual night to sit and chat and forget about other things. Sensei will tell at least […]

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April 14, 2014
Black Belt Kata Classes April 14 - May 5

The following are the subjects for the black belt kata classes April 14 - May 5: April 14 - Nijushiho April 21 - Gojushiho Sho April 28 - bunkai Jion May 5 - all 26 kata

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April 7, 2014
Board Breaking event Saturday, April 26th

Board breaking is a great challenge for all ages. For the kids we use the foot with a thrust kick to protect their hands; adults can use hands feet elbows even head. I have never had anyone not break a board, but sometimes they have taken more than one try. Boards are provided before so […]

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April 7, 2014
Don't forget to pick up your button!

Sensei, made buttons for all students at Charleswood Karate and started handing them out last week. If you haven't got yours yet ask the sempai or sensei teaching class for yours. Anyone handing out buttons please mark on the list so I know that students have received them. Thanks

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March 27, 2014
New Spring Schedule Starting Monday, March 31

Note the schedule has a few updates. Monday 8:00 - 9:00 class is now a free training where sempai (senior belts) will help kohai (junior belts) on a one to one basis. Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 white to green class moved to Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00. More senior belts welcome to participate. Wednesday 8:00 to […]

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March 15, 2014
Monday 7:00 - 8:00 Kata Training Classes

Here are the topics for the next Monday 7 to 8 black kata classes. Monday, March 17 - Gankaku Monday March 24 - Tekki Sandan Monday March 31 - bunkai Bassai-dai Monday April 7 - review all 26 kata

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March 15, 2014
Instructor & Senior Belt Meeting Tuesday, March 18

Instructor class set for Tuesday, March 18, 8:15 to 9:45 Refreshments provided Meeting for Instructors, nidan and higher with some special invites. Topics:  * review Ray Tio Seminar * review Stonewall tournament * review next steps from senior belt meeting * discuss and work on schedule for classes *  

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March 11, 2014
Instructor & Senior Belt Meeting - Tuesday, March 18

  Meeting set for Tuesday, March 18 after class, class will end early to allow for meeting Following our senior belt meeting we have a couple of items to take care of.  What I want to do is set up a time that works for the majority of instructors & senior belts to meet. Please […]

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March 9, 2014
Wanted - Social Media Helpers

Charleswood Karate is looking for a few good people to help input to the social media used by Charleswood Karate.  Sempai Jill Lampi has been doing this work almost exclusively by herself and needs help.  She is willing to help train/set up anyone that can help. We have a volunteer to work on the blogs […]

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February 14, 2014
Feb 15 & 17 Class Cancellations & Testing

It's the long weekend! While Charleswood Karate is open all through the summer and even through the Christmas and New Years season, the dojo is normally closed on long weekends. However, because this weekend Sensei has scheduled a testing, not all classes are cancelled. Saturday, February 15: Kyu Testing There is only one class on […]

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February 3, 2014
Feb 15: Stripe & Colored Belt Testings

About Testing at Charleswood Karate Testing is one of the ways used to help both students and instructors set goals and reward progress. It is an important part of learning and skill development for most students who join martial arts, whether children or adults. The early testing for children is easier than for the adults […]

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January 25, 2014
Sensei Requests: Helpers and Instructors

Important information from Sensei Ron: It appears the schedule will be busy over the next month and I will need your help. Please plan to help out as much as you can but as always the expected support from the senior belts is attend what you can (not just what you want), try hard and […]

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January 22, 2014
Feb 8: Brown & Black Belt Meeting (16+)

All Charleswood Karate Brown & Black Belts aged 16+ are invited to a meeting on Saturday Feb 8, 2014 from 12:30PM to 2PM, lunch provided. Black belt students under 16 are welcome to attend, but minimum age of 14 is recommended. Where & When Location:  Charleswood Karate Dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd Time:  12:30PM to 2PM […]

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January 12, 2014
Dates Updated! Upcoming Seminars: Tio and Katsumata

Winter 2014 schedule is getting ramped up for the seminar and competition season! In February, there are TWO excellent karate seminars going on. Future posts will let you know when the Stonewall Provincial tournament is finalized, and will give information about the upcoming IKD Nationals being hosted here in Winnipeg in May. Feb 21/22: IKD-Sponsored […]

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January 1, 2014
Jan 2: Winter 2014 Schedule Begins!

Happy New Year! Charleswood Karate's regular training schedule resumes on Thursday January 2. New members welcome any time!  Call Sensei Ron ahead of time for info: (204) 896-3354 Regular Training Schedule For Thurs January 2 5p: Kids 12 & under 6p: Kids 12 & under 7p: Youth & Adult, 13+ White-Brown 8p: Youth & Adult, […]

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December 18, 2013
Five Important Elements Of Karate

Sensei Ron has talked about various important elements of karate and those who are really interested have researched them on their own. Sensei Ron would like to ensure we understand  the goals and benefits of karate by looking at all the important elements of karate by putting together a list. Your contribution to this project […]

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December 16, 2013
Karate For A Cause: Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Earlier this month, Sensei Ron coordinated a food donation from Charleswood Karate to go along with the Red Cross food shipment to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines.  Thank you to all who donated! Charleswood Karate would like to do more to help the Typhoon victims in the Philippines, so Sensei Ron has come […]

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December 11, 2013
Registration Open: Young Tigers 2014

In the Fall, Winter and Spring sessions, Charleswood Karate offers a 10-week "intro to karate" program called Young Tigers, designed for children aged 4-6. Sessions to choose from: Saturday, 9-9:45a Wednesday, 6-6:45p   Our general training program for students aged 6-12 is full of kids who started out as Young Tigers and kept right on […]

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December 11, 2013
Holiday Schedule Has Begun!

Sensei Ron let me know I got the Holiday Schedule start date wrong, and the first day on the Holiday Schedule is actually this Thursday, December 12th. Please check the Google Calendar in case you're not sure (especially for the daytime classes) but in general, the schedule until Thursday January 2 is now: 6-6:45 Kids […]

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December 9, 2013
Bowling Party Pictures & Thank You's!

From Sensei Ron about the bowling party recently held on Friday, Dec 6: We had 81 people attend - this was our smallest attendance but everyone who made it had a great time.  The pizza was great again and the contribution of dainties is always appreciated as much by the kids as the adults. If […]

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December 8, 2013
Dec 12: Holiday Schedule Begins!

Charleswood Karate is one of the few karate clubs that continues training right through the holiday season. The training schedule changes a little bit from Thursday, December 12 (corrected) through to January 1, 2014. Regular training resumes on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Holiday Schedule As Follows In short, it's: Mon, Tues &  Thurs: 6-6:45p Kids […]

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December 4, 2013
By Thurs: Bring Your Food Donations!

Charleswood Karate is participating in a Food Drive coordinated by the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan victims, and needs your support! Please Donate Non-Perishable Food Items There are boxes at dojo just waiting for your donation of a non-perishable food item (ie: something that won't go bad while it's being shipped - canned goods, dried […]

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December 2, 2013
Sun Dec 15: Kids Team Training Demo & Holiday Celebration

You're invited! Winnipeg is hosting the IKD Nationals tournament for elite brown & black belt competition in 2014, and IKD clubs in Winnipeg are getting prepared! Come Watch The Demo & Celebrate With The Kids!

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December 1, 2013
Wed Dec 4: Make Up Testing

For those who were unable to make it to the Seminar & Testing with Shihan Marcel Lussier recently, a make up testing is being held at Charleswood Karate dojo. Black belt helpers and Instructors invited to assist. Where, When & Costs Where: CK Dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd When:  Wed Dec 4, 6:30p Cost for test:  […]

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November 20, 2013
Fri 9p Brown & Black Meeting Re: Team Events

Attention adult brown & black belts! If you're interested in Team Kata, Team Bunkai or Team Kumite (black only) events in the IKD Provincials tournament out in Stonewall in the spring in order to try out for a spot at the IKD Nationals being held in Winnipeg in May, a meeting is being held to […]

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November 16, 2013
Nov 21 8p, Empi with Sensei Lussier at MJCC

Shihan Marcel Lussier, 7th Dan, is conducting Seminars & Testing from Thursday November 21 through Saturday November 23, 2013. Sensei Lussier is Chief Instructor at Saskatchewan Shotokan Karate, and Saskatchewan Director for IKD Canada, and brings many years of competitive and Masters' seminar history with him. Seminar and Testings will be held at the Manitoba […]

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November 10, 2013
Dec 6: Christmas Bowling Party!

Mark your calendar, the annual Charleswood Karate Christmas Bowling Party has been scheduled for December 6 at Polo Park Bowling lanes! Last year we had over 100 people come out to take part in the festivities which included Bingo Bowling with prizes for teams, Silent Auction, plenty of pizza and soft drinks and of course, […]

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November 4, 2013
Nov 30: IDSL#8: Events & Wind-Up Party!

The results from the IDSL#7 kata and kumite rounds from this past weekend out in Stonewall have been posted! Sensei Ron thanks everyone who came out to participate:  "Fantastic job by Tiffany, Cyrus, Steve, Daniel, Jill, Dawn, & Sensei Phil & Ron" Here's some information directly from the IDSL website itself about the next event, […]

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October 26, 2013
Buy Your Grey Cup Raffle Tickets Today!

The 2014 IKD Nationals will be held in May in Winnipeg and hosted by Budo IKD Manitoba.  With the help of the local IKD community, we are fundraising via Grey Cup Raffle Tickets ($2 is the suggested donation). If you’re not familiar with the Grey Cup Raffle Tickets, this is how it works: -          there […]

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October 23, 2013
Upcoming Events & Class Cancellations

We're deep into the Fall 2013 training schedule and there's lots going on at Charleswood Karate! Class Cancellations Oct 28 & Nov 4 - Monday 9:30 AM classes are cancelled. Evening schedule on as usual. Oct 31 (Thurs) - ALL classes cancelled for Halloween. Open training time available, check with Sensei Ron. Nov 11 (Mon) […]

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October 17, 2013
Oct 20, 2p Kids Nationals Team Events Training

This Sunday, October 20th will be our second IKD Manitoba childrens' team events training session. We had a wonderful turnout last time but are still looking for some new recruits ages 8-17. It is not too late to join!! This week we will continue to improve our team katas, learn more bunkai and the 2nd […]

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October 12, 2013
Oct 12-14: Class Cancellations

Just a reminder that Charleswood Karate is closed during long weekends, and all classes are cancelled during that time, including Young Tigers. Oct 12-14, Thanksgiving Weekend In October 2013, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday, October 14, and therefore classes are cancelled on Saturday, October 12, Sunday, October 13 and and Monday, October 14. Classes resume on […]

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September 29, 2013
Oct 6, 2p: Kids Nationals Team Training Begins!

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 2-4p, the first session of the Kids Nationals Team Training program begins! First training session is being held at Charleswood Karate.  Future training sessions may be held at Winnipeg Budokai, Stonewall Karate, and other IKD-affiliated dojos in Manitoba. Level Up Your Karate! This coming May, IKD in Winnipeg is […]

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September 28, 2013
Hot Dog Day Rescheduled to Oct 5

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPT 28: After the 11-12:30p class on Oct 5, Charleswood Karate IKD Shotokan is holding a Hot Dog party! It might start as early as 12 noon. If you'd like to bring something to donate, desserts and snacks are a great idea! Sensei provides the dogs & drinks (iced tea). Members of Charleswood […]

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September 24, 2013
Get Your "Show & Save" At The Dojo!

This fall, Charleswood Karate has Show and Save coupon books for sale!  Available now at the dojo for $20 each.  Read on for details! Excellent Savings For Your Family The Show & Save coupon book is stuffed full of coupons redeemable all over the city: Restaurants Activity Centers Grocery Stores Clothing Outlets and more! There […]

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September 18, 2013
Sep 25, 7p: Guest Instructor Shihan Hinds

Charleswood Karate is honored to welcome Shihan Clive Hinds, 7th dan, head of IKD in Manitoba and head instructor of Winnipeg Budokai Karate, as a special Guest Instructor at our club! When:  Wednesday, September 25 at 7 PM Where:  Charleswood Dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd Who Can Join:  Members of Budo IKD Manitoba (all CK brown+ […]

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September 9, 2013
Sept 28, 2pm: IDSL Round #6

Round #6 of the Inter-Dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba is coming up later this month! Where?  Charleswood dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd When?   September 28, 2pm Cost:  $5 Brown & Black Belts:  Tune Up For Nationals! IKD Canada Cup 2014 is a karate tournament being held in Winnipeg in May 2014, and Charleswood Karate plans to […]

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September 3, 2013
Sept 4 Daytime Class Cancellation

Wednesday daytime karate class for September 4 has been cancelled for this week. Class resumes next week! Who Is Eligible To Train Daytime Classes? Students of all ranks are welcome to join the daytime classes, although students under 13 must train with a parent to participate. This class is part of the General Training schedule […]

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September 2, 2013
Fall 2013 Training Schedule

Registrations still being accepted for Young Tigers program (4-6 years) - only a few slots left, call (204) 896-3354 to reserve your child's spot today! Shotokan Karate Ages 6+ - General Schedule The general training schedule for Fall 2013 has been posted on the Class Schedule page, and is updated for new events and class […]

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August 29, 2013
Sept 7: IKD MB AGM & Family Pig Roast

Reminder:  No classes Monday, Sept 2, 2013 due to the September Long Weekend. Fall schedule starts on Tuesday, Sept 3: 5-5:45p: Kids aged 6-12, all ranks 6-6:45p: Kids aged 6-12, blue to black belt 7-8:30p: Teens & Adults 13+, all ranks See the full training calendar for more information about classes in the Fall Schedule. […]

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August 9, 2013
Register Now! Young Tigers Fall Session

In the Fall, Winter and Spring sessions, Charleswood Karate offers a 10-week "intro to karate" program called Young Tigers, designed for children aged 4-6. Sessions to choose from: Saturday, 9-9:45a Wednesday, 5-5:45p OR 6-6:45p Our general training program for students aged 6-12 is full of kids who started out as Young Tigers and kept right […]

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August 1, 2013
Upcoming class cancellations

August long weekend is nearly upon us! Charleswood Karate is closed on holiday weekends, including Monday classes. Class cancellations in early August include: – Monday, August 5: all classes – Monday, August 11: 9:30AM class is canceled, and resumes on the 18th. Evening classes still running. Stay tuned for information about Young Tigers registration. Kids […]

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July 16, 2013
Special Weapons Class This Thurs, 7p!

This Thursday, July 18 at 7pm is your chance to train with the Bo staff during class time! In place of the regular 7-8p training for students 13+ this Thursday, the first half hour or so will be a regular Shotokan Karate warmup, followed by some Matayoshi Kobudo practice with the Bo. It is very […]

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June 10, 2013
June Schedule Changes & Summer Session 2013

Do You Train Monday Day Classes? If you're someone who comes to the Monday daytime karate classes and you're committed to continuing throughout the summer at this time slot, please let Sempai Heather know. Monday daytime class slots may be cancelled for the summer if demand is not great enough. Wednesday daytime class slots are […]

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June 8, 2013
Join Us On June 22!

June 22 is a packed day at Charleswood Karate! Classes, Testing, Hot Dogs & IDSL competition Yes, we've got all that going on on the same day.  For some, it will be a near-full day of karate! 10 AM:      Kids class (12 & under) 11 AM:       Youth & Adult class […]

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May 14, 2013
May Class Cancellations & Reminders

Spring is here!  (FINALLY!) May Long weekend is coming up, and Charleswood Karate falls into "holiday mode": All classes (including Young Tigers) on the following days are cancelled: Saturday, May 18 Sunday, May 19 (Matayoshi Kobudo) Monday, May 20 Upcoming Events But wait, there's more coming up!  Don't forget: May 25:  Round #4 of IDSL […]

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May 10, 2013
June 1: Kyu Testing & Mock Dan Tests

Sensei Ron has recently announced the next testing date for Charleswood Karate students! Date:  June 1, 2013 Class: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Testing: 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Testing cost $45 per person No charge for class If you are testing you MUST attend the pre-testing class. Location:  Westgrove School, 50 Westwood Way Students […]

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May 5, 2013
May 25: IDSL is in Lac du Bonnet!

Round #4 of the Inter-Dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba is coming up soon! Fun Competition For Shotokan Brown And Black Belts With head-to-head kata matches and two-point rounds of freestyle kumite, the IDSL is an excellent way for brown and black belt students to challenge themselves and improve their skills. Competitors from all Shotokan style […]

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April 24, 2013
May 4, Games Day For 12 & Under!

Sensei Ron has recently announced that the May 4, 2013 class from 10-11 AM will be designated Games Day, open to all students 12 and under! Keeping Karate Fun Everyone at our club knows that Sensei Ron runs fun classes - especially in the 12 & under sessions! Not only do students build their kicking, […]

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March 31, 2013
Apr 19 & 20, Seminar & Testing - Sensei Bryan Mattias IKD

Reminder for Monday April 1 classes:  All classes are cancelled as part of the Easter Long Weekend.  See you on Tuesday! Seminar & Testing with Sensei Bryan Mattias The spring IKD Seminar & Testing with Sensei Bryan Mattias, 7th Dan, and head of IKD Quebec, is upon us! Because of the full karate schedule including […]

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March 21, 2013
Apr 5-7: Excellent Training Ahead!

It's Seminar Time once again! On April 5, 6 and 7, Sensei Mark Minarik, 5th Dan from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is holding a training seminar at a location near the Charleswood dojo. Minarik Sensei is affiliated with the ITKF (Victoria Karate Club here in Winnipeg) which is another International Shotokan association with dojos around the world like our association, […]

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March 19, 2013
Mar 30, 2PM: IDSL Round #3

Round #3 of the Inter-Dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba is just around the corner! Fun Competition For Shotokan Brown And Black Belts With head-to-head kata matches and two-point rounds of freestyle kumite, the IDSL is an excellent way for brown and black belt students to challenge themselves and improve their skills. Competitors are not required […]

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March 13, 2013
UPDATED! Mar 14 Kids Class Cancellations

CORRECTION!  Only the 5 PM class is cancelled.  6PM class is on as usual. On Thursday, March 14 we have a last minute class cancellation due to lack of available instructors.  The 5 PM Kids class will resume as usual for next week: 5-5:45 Kids Class - CANCELLED 6-6:45 Kids Class - Sensei Scott is teaching […]

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March 6, 2013
Mar 9, 2013: Class Cancellations

Just a reminder about this weekend's training calendar... Because of the all ages, all ranks tournament at the Stonewall Legion in Stonewall Manitoba on Saturday, March 9, 2013 all Saturday classes except for Young Tigers are cancelled. Young Tigers program continues as usual, but the 10 AM and 11 AM classes, as well as the […]

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March 1, 2013
Stonewall 2013 Tournament: Last Chance to Register!

You've heard Sensei Ron talking about it at the club, and it's been written on the board for over a month!  Last chance to register for this fun ALL AGES ALL RANKS tournament is Saturday March 2! The 17th Annual Interlake Open Shotokan Tournament is once again being hosted by Stonewall Karate in the month […]

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February 26, 2013
Young Tigers Apr-June 2013 Registration

Sensei Ron has just opened registration for the Spring 2013 Young Tigers karate schedule for children aged 4-6. About Young Tigers The Young Tigers program is a fun "intro to karate" program for children aged 4-6.  If your child is not quite ready for the general program's kids classes aimed at kids aged 6-12, this […]

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February 24, 2013
March 2/13 Testing Update

Sensei Ron has finalized the location and timing of the March 2 make-up testing for kyu ranks! Location: Charleswood Karate Dojo, 5924 Roblin Blvd Schedule: Class - 10 to 11 Testing - 11 to 12 Teaching class - 12 to 1 If You Are Testing The 10:00 am class is for all those testing and any […]

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February 12, 2013
Upcoming Events, February/March 2013

Hello everyone! Lots going on at the dojo over the next while!  From home you can watch for updates by checking the Charleswood Karate blog or by subscribing to our Google Calendar, and at the club, keep an eye for updates on the white board in the lobby, since that's updated regularly as well. And […]

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February 4, 2013
Feb 9: CK Dojo Class Cancellations

Sensei Ron has confirmed: Due to the Master Seminar being held at Garden City Collegiate on Saturday, February 9, 2013, all classes, EXCEPT for Young Tigers at 9AM, are cancelled. Young Tigers program continues as usual at 9 AM. Last Chance To Register At The Dojo If you haven't already, you can register for the […]

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February 1, 2013
Mar 2, Training & Kyu Testing

Sensei Ron has recently announced another testing date for students testing for kyu ranks (colored belts). Instructors and black belts of all ages are invited to assist teaching at the pre-testing class.  See info below for more details. SIDE NOTE:  Location and Costs for the Feb 8/9 Seminar & Testing with Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-a-tai, […]

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January 31, 2013
Parking Notice: Credit Union Parking Lot

Assiniboine Credit Union has been good in letting CK users park in their lot after hours but they do ask that you do not use their lot during the credit union's regular business hours. Credit Union's Business Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30-5:00, Thu 9:30-7:00 Fri 9:30-6:00 Other Places To Park At class change-over time the Charleswood Karate […]

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January 19, 2013
Jan 26: 3rd Kyu+: Test Your Mettle!

The second season of the Inter-Dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba begins on Saturday, January 26, 2013! Charleswood Karate is hosting the season kick-off event in January, and the second event is hosted by Stonewall Karate on the last Saturday of February. Click through on the "register today" picture to find out where to email Sensei […]

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January 16, 2013
Thurs: Last Day To Get Your Boards!

Don't forget!  Charleswood Karate is having a fun Board Breaking Day on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Sempai Derek has provided the boards and they are available for purchase at the dojo - $4 each. Boards are to be baked in the oven prior to Saturday's Board Breaking event, (UPDATED INFO: 175F for 2h) so it's […]

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January 13, 2013
Feb 8/9 - Master Frank Woon-a-tai in Wpg

Sure we're only a few weeks into the new session, but we're STILL rapidly approaching the first Seminar & Testing of 2013 with the IKD here in Winnipeg. Times, dates, location and costs are below.  Participants in this all-ages, all-ranks seminar and testing will include students from Charleswood Karate, Winnipeg Budokai, Stonewall Karate, and Westman […]

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January 7, 2013
Jan 19: Board Breaking Day!

Happy New Year everyone! Sensei Ron recently announced a fun Karate event at our club on January 19 during both the 10 AM and 11AM classes - Board Breaking! (be sure to watch the Upcoming Events playlist posted on our YouTube channel as well - new posting January 7) Board Breaking Day at Charleswood Karate […]

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January 1, 2013
The Best Time To Start Karate...

Is NOW! Since the world didn't end in December 2012, I guess life goes on as usual! If increased fitness is one of your goals, and you've got room for more fun and friends in your life, Charleswood Karate has exactly what you're looking for! Now Is The Perfect Time To Start Karate Why? Simple!  […]

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December 31, 2012
Happy New Year From Charleswood Karate!

Happy New Year from Charleswood Karate! Thank you for an awesome 2012 full of fun events and experiences... and here's to an even better 2013! Be sure to check out our video on YouTube that talks about upcoming events, giving extra details that aren't included in the blog post or Google Calendar. Get Ready For […]

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December 29, 2012
Jan 2013 And Beyond... Upcoming Events

Keep Up To Date The Charleswood Karate training schedule page includes a Google Calendar with information about our complete training schedule, including placement and cancellation of general schedule classes. The Google Calendar also includes information about events outside the general schedule that are happening at and around our club - seminars, testings, tournaments, and a […]

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December 13, 2012
Holiday Schedule for 2012

This post is serving as a test of the new email list that Charleswood Karate has set up to keep members and their families updated about what is going on at our busy club.  If you aren't on the notification list, sign up on the Charleswood Karate Student Handbook page and as a bonus of signing […]

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December 2, 2012
Young Tigers Winter 2013: Register Now!

Just released!  Young Tigers registration details for the January to March session. Young Tigers is a structured but fun intro to karate for children aged 4-6. Wednesday, 6:00 - 6:45 PM Classes Jan 9 to Mar 13 Saturday, 9:00 - 9:45 AM Classes Jan 5 to Mar 23 No classes Feb 16 or Mar 9 […]

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November 20, 2012
Wed Nov 21, Blue+ All Ages Extra Training

Don't forget, this Wednesday from 7-8pm is the bi-weekly extra training class for blue belts and higher. If you're a new blue belt, come on out and get some advanced kyu rank training - this class is part of the general training schedule, and a great time to enjoy the energy of a lot of […]

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November 15, 2012
Nov 24: IDSL & Season Wrap-Up Party!

It's time for another round of the Inter-Dojo Shotokan League of  Manitoba as the 2012 season draws to a close.  This is the last IDSL event of the 2012 season! NOTE: Be sure to let Sensei Phil know if you're coming to this event, and if you're sticking around for the pizza & drinks afterwards.  You […]

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November 12, 2012
Nov 17: Make Up Test for Kyu Ranks

Just a reminder about... Sat, Nov 17: Make Up Testing Sensei Ron has announced the time & date of the make-up testing for kyu rank students who have been training regularly and missed the recent testing with Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai. Where: Charleswood Karate Dojo 5924 Roblin Blvd When:   Saturday November 17 Pre-testing Class starts […]

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November 5, 2012
Wed & Sat Training, Make-Up Testing Date

Excellent work to those who went to 8th dan Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai's excellent seminars this past weekend, and congratulations to those who passed their gradings! Those who didn't grade, be sure to congratulate your fellow karateka when you notice someone with a new belt on.  Share the love! Pictures will be posted soon, and you […]

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October 29, 2012
What's Going On In November 2012

Fall 2012 session of karate classes for kids, teens and adults is in full swing! On top of the very active general training schedule for students 6 and older, and the Young Tigers kids karate program for 4-6 year olds, here are some important dates and events in November. Fri/Sat, Nov 2/3: All Classes At CK Cancelled While Shihan […]

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October 21, 2012
Wed Oct 24: 7-8PM Blue+ All Ages

This is the last all ages Blue+ Wednesday night training session before Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai's visit on November 2 and 3, 2012 for Seminars & Testing! All Ages Blue+: Wed, 7:00 – 8:00p Every second Wednesday evening from 7-8pm Sensei Ron will hold an advanced Kyu Rank focused class for students of all ages ranked […]

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October 20, 2012
21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Boot Camp With SWEATMARKS

As you may have noticed, Charleswood Karate facilities are periodically rented by other groups, during off-hours from our training schedule. During this week (October 22-26), Sara Hutniak from SWEATMARKS Boot Camps is starting a 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Boot Camp at the club, and there's a discounted rate for Charleswood Karate members and their families to […]

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October 16, 2012
Payment Due! Dec 7: Christmas Bowling Party 2012

Have you paid for your family's spot at the bowling party yet?  Pay in advance THIS WEEK, so Sensei Ron can relax and enjoy himself at the party too! UPDATED START TIME:  6:30 PM - bring your family! Eeps, the end of the Mayan Calendar is fast approaching! Sensei Ron made sure to book the […]

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October 16, 2012
Oct 27: Inter-dojo Shotokan League Round 7

It's time for another round of the Inter-Dojo Shotokan League of  Manitoba as the 2012 season draws to a close.  This is the second-to-last IDSL 2012 event. What:  Two head-to-head kata matches and two kumite rounds per competitor Where:  Charleswood Karate, 5924 Roblin Blvd When:   2-4PM How Much:  $5 at the door, sign waiver if not […]

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October 8, 2012
What's Up In October - 2012

Fall 2012 session of karate classes for kids, teens and adults is in full swing! On top of the very active general training schedule for students 6 and older, and the Young Tigers kids karate program for 4-6 year olds, here are some important dates and events in October. Mon, Oct 8: No Classes Happy […]

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October 2, 2012
Nov 2/3 Seminars, Kyu & Black Belt Testings

Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai, 8th Dan with the IKD and Canada's highest-ranking female karate instructor is coming to Winnipeg in early November 2012! This seminar includes testing at all ranks (colored belts and black belts) and will be held at Garden City Collegiate in the West Gym (Airlies St. end). Last time Shihan Maureen was in town […]

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September 29, 2012
Reminder: Class Cancellations In October

Just a reminder that Charleswood Karate is closed during long weekends, and all classes are cancelled during that time, including Young Tigers. Oct 6 & 8, Thanksgiving Weekend In October 2012, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday, October 8, and therefore classes are cancelled on Saturday, October 6 and Monday, October 8. Classes resume on Tuesday, October […]

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September 26, 2012
UPDATED START TIME Oct 13: Brandon Karate Tournament

(sorry if you already received this update in your email this morning...) START TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED! Saturday, October 13 from 12PM to 6PM Carpool leaving from Charleswood Karate dojo at 9:15 AM There are a couple of spare seats available in the carpool still, contact either Sensei Ron or Jill/Webmaster through the contact us […]

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September 12, 2012
Sep 24-27, WKF Competitive Tactics Seminar

If you enjoy taking part in kumite in karate tournaments, or you're brown belt and higher and looking for some inspiring advanced training, this karate seminar announcement is for you! Sensei Ron has already mentioned this seminar at the dojo over the past few days, so here's more complete information for those who want it. […]

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September 9, 2012
Welcome Back & Hot Dog Party Fall 2012

The first week of fall karate classes are complete! Starting with a healthy group returning for the 4:30 kids karate class on Tuesday, and ending with a spirited group for both Saturday morning classes, the whole week was not only about training, but also about getting used to having lots of class times available to […]

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September 5, 2012
Fall 2012: Recent Calendar Updates

The Charleswood Karate calendar on Google has been updated a few ways recently: Young Tigers start dates corrected Every second Wednesday evening Blue+ for all ages corrected for age and start date Every second Saturday elite conditioning class start date corrected Addition of an Association Events section Young Tigers Young Tigers programs begin in the last […]

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August 30, 2012
IDSL Round 6 - September 29th

(mirrored from the Inter-dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba website) Mark your calendars!  We return from summer break on Saturday, September 29th for 'Round 6' of the IDSL.  This is the 3rd last IDSL event of the competitive season.  Once again, we will be holding the event at Charleswood Karate at 5924 Roblin Blvd between 2PM […]

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July 27, 2012
Reminder: Class Cancellations & Fall Schedule

If you follow us via the Charleswood Karate Facebook page, you have probably already seen the notifications about the fall schedule having been posted for both the General session and the Young Tigers program dates. If the information slipped by you, the PDFs are available for download from the Class Schedule page, and the Google […]

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July 26, 2012
Kyu Testing Date Announced

What?  It's testing time at Charleswood Karate already?  Doesn't that mean that summer's nearly ... oh, nevermind. Kyu Testing Details Thursday, August 16, 2012, @ Charleswood Karate, 5924 Roblin Blvd. Pre-testing class runs from 6:30p to 7:15p with testing immediately afterward. If you are testing but cannot make it to the class beforehand, be sure […]

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July 24, 2012
Karate Training Camp with UND Hisshou Karate

You may have already heard about it at the dojo or on the Charleswood Karate Facebook page, but if it's news to you: IKD club Charleswood Karate, in conjunction with ISKF club UND Hisshou Karate invites you and your friends to a 2-day Karate & Self Defense camp (ages 13+) in North Dakota on the […]

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July 7, 2012
IKD World Cup 2012 Results Coming In!

Hey folks! If you weren't aware, Sensei Ron and a handful of our black and brown belts are out in Toronto right now, taking part in the 1st Annual IKD Shoto Camp and IKD World Cup tournament. The IKD Shoto Camp for 2012 started on July 3, and lead right up to the IKD World […]

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July 4, 2012
Aug 1-3: Okinawan Weapons Seminar

Brown and black belts - here's an opportunity to attack your friends with old-fashioned weapons! Er, I mean "here's an opportunity to get some intro instruction on how other styles make use of the bo, sai and tonfa Okinawan weapons in their training". Get A Taste Of Matayoshi Kobudo Matayoshi kobudo are "an eclectic mix […]

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July 3, 2012
July 14: Training On The Beach!

The Summer Training Schedule has officially begun here at Charleswood Karate. The evening classes (M, Tu, Th from 6:30 to 8pm, half general, half advanced) will likely be pretty full, so any adults who can make it to the Daytime Adult Kyu rank classes (M & W from 10 to 11am) should certainly take part […]

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June 25, 2012
New Location! Summer Camp For Kids 4-14!

LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED! Sensei Guido Chabik is going to hold this camp at the Calvary Temple in Winnipeg.  Contact Guido Sensei at (204) 421-4996 or by email: guidochabik@hotmail.com for more information.   Original posting follows... Sensei Ron has just announced a 2012 Summer Karate & Gymnastics Camp for Kids (<-- PDF download) that is to be hosted at […]

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June 18, 2012
Wed 7pm, Blue+ & Summer Schedule

Get Ready To Learn Great Stuff! This week's advanced training class on Wednesday night from 7-8 PM at Charleswood Karate is dedicated to youth students ranked BLUE belt and higher. As with all youth-focused classes, black belts interested in helping instruct are also encouraged to attend. New blue belts are invited to join in - […]

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June 11, 2012
Wed, 7pm Brown+ Advanced Kata

THE LAST dedicated kata classes before the summer schedule kicks in... This Wednesday (June 27) 7-8pm advanced kata class is for brown & black belts who are interested in practicing kata beyond the Heians. This is an all-ages class, so as long as you've got your brown belt you're welcome to come on out. Since […]

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June 3, 2012
No 4:30 Classes! Wed 7-8pm: Blue+ Youth

Remember, there are no 4:30 kids karate classes now until the fall schedule kicks in, around September. If you were going to the 4:30pm classes, you're welcome to join in during other time slots, like the Youth Karate Class that runs from 6-6:45pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.   Wednesday, 7-8pm, Blue+ Youth Karate Class […]

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May 30, 2012
Times & Parking Tips for June 2 Tourney

Just a few days left until the Karate Manitoba 2012 Open Provincial Tournament on June 2, 2012. It's being held at Glenlawn Collegiate, which is in St. Vital on the corner of St. Mary's Road and Fermor.  770 St. Mary's Road to be exact. Parking & Entrance Tips It's easiest to get into the parking […]

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May 30, 2012
Competing This Weekend? Class Tonight!

Sorry about the last minute notice, but tonight's 7-8pm class has been expanded to include BLUE and higher, vs BROWN and higher. Originally the schedule had an Advanced Kata Night for Brown+. Because of the Karate Manitoba 2012 Open Provincial Tournament that is on the weekend, with its rules and procedures that are "World Karate […]

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May 29, 2012
June 1: 4:30 Class Schedule Change!

The summer session is rapidly approaching here at Charleswood Karate! As one of the many schedule changes coming up over the next month or so, Sensei Ron wants parents and students to know: As of June 1, 2012, all 4:30-5:30 Youth All-Levels classes will be suspended until the fall session begins. Come on out to the […]

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May 25, 2012
Reminder June 9: Make Up Testing (Kyu Ranks)

  Are you ready to test for your next rank, but missed the class and testing at Westgrove School in May? Last week, Sensei Ron announced a make-up test for those who were not able to join in with those who tested in May. If you've got any questions, be sure to ask.

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May 22, 2012
Last Chance To Enter June 2 Tourney!

Register Tonight (Tues), Forms At Dojo! Karate Manitoba's 2012 Open Provincial Tournament is just about here! When:  Saturday, June 2, 2012, starting at 9 AM Where:  Glenlawn Collegiate Who can compete:  ANYONE!  White-Black belts, Young Tigers aged and up! Styles competing:  Shito ryu, Shotokan, Isshinryu, and others! (World Karate Federation rules) Deadline for entry is Wednesday, […]

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May 22, 2012
Mon/Wed, 10AM Adult Karate Classes

Hold on, this isn't right!...

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May 18, 2012
No Classes May 19 & 21 (Sat & Mon)

  Just a reminder that because of the Victoria Day long weekend, there are no classes of any kind at Charleswood Karate on Saturday or Monday, May 19 and 21. Enjoy your long weekend, and see you next week!

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May 8, 2012
Thank You To Sensei Marcel Lussier!

On Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, Budo IKD Manitoba hosted an excellent seminar with guest Sensei Marcel Lussier, 6th Dan and head of the Saskatchewan IKD. Also, black belt testings were held on Saturday afternoon out in Stonewall at the Stonewall Karate club. Sensei Lussier has an extensive competitive history up to and […]

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April 30, 2012
May 4/5: Black Belt Testings

Seminars & Black Belt testing time is here again!  (Charleswood's next testing for kyu ranks is on May 12 at Westgrove School) Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th Budo Manitoba welcomes Sensei Marcel Lussier, 6th dan & Chief Instructor of IKD Saskatchewan for an excellent weekend of Shotokan karate here in Winnipeg. Seminar:  When, […]

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April 24, 2012
Reminder: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday, May 12 has an important schedule change, affecting all but the Young Tigers program. All regular classes at the Charleswood dojo on 5924 Roblin Blvd (Young Tigers program excepted) are cancelled on Saturday May 12, 2012. [singlepic id=405 w=290 float=right]Instead, Sensei Ron has reserved space at Westgrove School (50 Westgrove Way) in order to […]

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April 18, 2012
Apr 21, 2012 Info Session: Parents

(note, this event is over but the links are still relevant) Parents!  Tournament competitors! Karate Manitoba is completing its ruleset switch-over to WKF (World Karate Federation) rules this year at the Open Provincial Tournament scheduled for June 2, 2012. The IDSL and Stonewall tournaments have been using the JKA (Japan Karate Association) ruleset, so there […]

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April 17, 2012
Wed, 7-8PM: All Ages Kata Brown+

Hold on, this isn't right!...

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March 28, 2012
Reminder: June 9: Last IDSL Until Fall!

Hey everyone! Grab your mouthguards and gloves, it's time for another round of the Inter-dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba! The IDSL is the brainchild of Sensei Phil Harris, 5th Dan and head instructor of the Heijoshin Karate club here in Winnipeg. Its purpose is to provide a fun way for all brown and black belts […]

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March 18, 2012
Pics and Vids from Stonewall 2012

Another annual Interlake Tournament has come and gone, thank you to Stonewall Karate for organizing and hosting the event, and congratulations to those from Charleswood Karate who participated. The event was held on March 10, 2012 at the Stonewall Legion in Stonewall, Manitoba, and the rounds went quickly and smoothly and it sounds like everyone […]

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March 17, 2012
Mar 31-Apr 1, Seminar with Minarik Sensei, 5th Dan

THIS EVENT IS OVER (from 2012) Do you like seminars with guest instructors who both teach and inspire?  I sure do! Sensei Mark Minarik, 5th Dan from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is coming to town, and while he's affiliated with the ITKF and not the IKD like we are, he's still an excellent Shotokan practitioner who is […]

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March 16, 2012
Mar 24/25: Self Defense Seminars

On the weekend of March 24 & 25, 2012, Charleswood Karate is hosting a pair of  Self Defense seminars at our facility, located in the west end of Winnipeg, Manitoba. These seminars are open to both Charleswood Karate members as well as the general public, with a base requirement of 13 years of age. The […]

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March 2, 2012
Results From The Feb IDSL Matches

Another Inter-Dojo Shotokan League monthly match has come and gone, thank you to Sensei Phil Harris from Heijoshin Karate for organizing the event! [singlepic id=307 w=320 h=240 float=right]The event was held on February 25, 2012 at the Charleswood dojo, and while we got off to a late start due to "technical difficulties", the rounds went […]

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February 28, 2012
Karate Classes For Kids Aged 4-6

[singlepic id=286 w=320 h=240 float=left]Karate is a sport that children as young as four can safely get involved with and benefit from. Charleswood Karate is a place they can make new friends, learn the basics of Shotokan karate, and be encouraged to focus, be respectful to themselves and others, and participate with spirit. Our "Young […]

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February 19, 2012
Mar 10, 2012: Stonewall Tournament

THIS EVENT WAS IN 2012 AND IS COMPLETE! Stonewall Karate Club is hosting its 16th Annual Interlake Karate Competition on  March 10th, in Stonewall, Manitoba. Costs and registration forms for the various events can be found at the dojo, and the registration deadline is March 1, 2012! Stonewall Tournament Open To All In Shotokan Sensei […]

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February 18, 2012
Feb 20: Classes Cancelled For Holiday

[singlepic id=203 w=320 float=left]     Just a quick reminder that all classes are cancelled on Monday, February 20, because of the holiday.     Upcoming Events Here are some events that are coming up that you might be interested in: Feb 25: 2nd IDSL League Match, hosted at Charleswood Dojo Feb 29: Make up […]

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February 18, 2012
Feb 25: 2nd IDSL League Match

[singlepic id=196 w=320 h=240 float=left]Heijoshin Karate is organizing the second IDSL league match for brown and black belts who practice Shotokan in Manitoba. Any Shotokan dojo can participate, regardless of club or affiliation. Next Match: Feb 25, 2012, 2-4p Hosted by: Charleswood Karate club About The IDSL The Inter-Dojo Shotokan League (IDSL) is an annual […]

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February 7, 2012
Reminder for Feb 29: Make-up Test at 7pm

[singlepic id=254 w=320 h=240 float=right]Are you ready to test for your next rank, but missed the seminar and testing with Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai in February? Sensei Ron has announced a make-up test for those who were not able to join in with the rest of the group at the recent seminars. If you've got any questions, […]

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February 7, 2012
Seminar & Testing with Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai

[singlepic id=247 w=320 h=240 float=right]Thank you to all who participated in the recent seminar and testing with Shihan Maureen Woon-a-tai at Garden City Collegiate. It looks like everyone trained hard and had a good time! Sensei Ron is very proud of everyone! Friday Night, Lights Out! Even during the black out on Friday night which […]

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January 31, 2012
IDSL Event A Resounding Success!

[singlepic id=206 w=320 h=240 float=left]To those who took part in last weekend's first Inter-dojo Shotokan League event that was organized by Heijoshin Karate and hosted at the Charleswood Karate IKD Winnipeg club, thank you for making this event a great one! With 30 competitors, plus volunteers to scorekeep and timekeep, and officials to run the […]

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January 25, 2012
Wed, 7pm: Youth, Blue-Black

Advanced Class For Senior-Ranked Youth [singlepic id=329 w=290 float=right]Since February 1, Sensei Ron has been running a karate class for senior-ranked youth students, ranked blue belt and higher.  Adult blue to brown belts are also invited to attend, but the focus will be on the youth students. If you're planning on testing or competing in […]

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January 23, 2012
Jan 28: Post-Tournament Fiesta!

Hey brown and black belts training Shotokan around Winnipeg, are you ready for the Shotokan karate league competition being held at the Charleswood Karate club this Saturday, January 28, from 2 to 4 PM? Sensei Phil Harris, 5th Dan, of the Heijoshin Karate club here in Winnipeg, Manitoba has organized this style-specific competition as the […]

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January 4, 2012
Feb 3/4: Master Maureen Woon-a-tai

Reminder of Special class & testing with Sensei Maureen Woon-a-tai Charleswood Karate and Heijoshin Karate IKD Manitoba dojos in Winnipeg, MB, in conjuction with Budo IKD Manitoba Karate are pleased to be hosting a weekend Seminar & Testing with: Master Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 7th Dan   Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 7th Dan, is a Deputy Chief Instructor of […]

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January 2, 2012
Charleswood Hosts IDSL Tournament!

  Heijoshin Karate is organizing a karate tournament for brown and black belts who practice Shotokan in Manitoba. Any Shotokan dojo can participate, regardless of club or affiliation. Next Tournament:  Jan 28, 2012, 2-4p Hosted by: Charleswood Karate club About The IDSL The Inter-Dojo Shotokan League (IDSL) is an annual tournament for brown and black […]

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December 31, 2011
Co-ed Beginner Karate For Adults

May 2012 Update:  Monday 10-11 AM is now a Co-Ed adult class for beginner and intermediate students.  Charleswood Karate has also added a Wednesday daytime slot at 10-11 AM to this program. Contact us for more information, or drop in to watch it in person!   Happy New Year! In September 2011, Charleswood Karate introduced a […]

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December 5, 2011
Class fees for 2012

        New class fees as of January 2012.         Monthly rate - $80, Drop in rate - $15/class Three month rates:  Single student   $ 210,   Family of 2   $350,  Family of 3   $ 420,    Each additional family member $70. Four month rates:   Single student   $ 280,   […]

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December 5, 2011
Holiday & Winter Class Schedule

Hope you have a great holiday season and expect to see many of you over the holidays. Here is the schedule for the rest of the year plus the schedule for 2012 January to March. Saturday classes change starting Dec 10th.  The 11:00 to 12:30 class is expanded to include all levels, white to black.  […]

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November 9, 2011
Young Tigers Program, Winter 2012

Karate For Kids 4+ The Charleswood Young Tigers Introductory Karate program is an activity program designed for children aged four to six. Taught by black belts Allan Moore and Allison Paige, or brown belt Claire Mahoney, each session includes 10 classes, certificates of achievement, and a uniform if required. Activities For Kids in Winnipeg, Karate […]

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November 9, 2011
Bowling Party, Friday Dec 16, 7:00 -8:30

Resend of Notice - please sign up soon early! Annual Bowling Party at Polo Park Bowling Centre is planned for December 16, Friday from 7 to 8:30 All Charleswood Karate students and family are invited. Food: Pizza and drinks will be provided and everyone brings some holiday baking to share. Prizes for all! Silent auction:  […]

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September 2, 2011
Women's Beginner Karate Classes

May 2012 Update:  Monday 10-11 AM is now a Co-Ed adult class for beginner and intermediate students.  Charleswood Karate has also added a Wednesday daytime slot at 10-11 AM to this program. Contact us for more information, or drop in to watch it in person!   Women's Beginner karate classes Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 […]

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July 8, 2011
International Karate Daigaku is becoming a leader in Karate in the 21st Century

Charleswood Karate is a proud member of IKD.  Originally part of ISKF, Sensei Ron Porath & his senior instructors recognized the progressive approach taken by Sensei Frank Woon-a-tai, the technical chairman, of IKD and decided to join and become part of this advanced organization. IKD is a very new organization but is comprised of many […]

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