Weekly Update – July 7, 2021

This week is Pre-Testing Week at the dojo! If you have any questions about what you are testing for, please ask your instructors in class. We also have a few class updates! Starting this Thursday, July 8, 2021, the advanced and beginner children classes (ages 6-12) will be combined and all classes will be in…

Weekly Update – Classes Postponed Thursday

Happy Monday everyone! We hope everyone is staying cool in this wonderfully warm weather. This Thursday, July 1, 2021 classes are postponed and the dojo is closed for the statutory holiday. We look forward to seeing you back on Zoom on Saturday, July 3, 2021! [Photo Description: Red lion at the Dragon Boat Festival in…

Web Wisdom Wednesday

Did you know that karate is making its debut this year the Summer Olympics in Tokyo? This is the first time karate will be included as a sport in the international games. Although sport-karate is quite a bit different from the traditional martial arts we practice, it is interesting to see its evolution. We are…

Tuesday Quotes

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” – Francis of Assisi

Throwback Thursday

Do you remember our Black Belt test in 2018? It was a hot and sunny day for our outdoor training as you can tell by addition of hats and sunglasses to our traditional uniforms. A very rewarding and fun day!

Web Wisdom Wednesday

Did You Know that June is National Indigenous History Month? The style of karate we practice originates in Okinawa. The island now commonly known as Okinawa as part of Japan, this has not always been the case! The Indigenous peoples of Okinawa are the Ryūkyūans who have unique (and endangered) languages, culture, religion, politics, and…

Quote of the Day

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart” –Helen Keller

Weekly Update: June 14, 2021

New to the dojo this week: we are now on TikTok! Follow us @tallackdojo. We are jumping on the trend to create some fun martial arts videos. Stay tuned for upcoming challenges and trends that you can take part in at home too! The dojo is continuing with Zoom classes and we are very impressed…

Throwback Thursday

Today’s Throwback Thursday is taking us to the Annual Winter Training Festival in 2019! Here’s a glimpse into some of the Saturday Seminars. Can you recognize some familiar faces (and hair) in these photos? Photo credits: Steven Ecclestone

Web Wisdom Wednesday

We are back for another Web Wisdom Wednesday! Who is Miyagi Chojun Sensei? He is a common figure in movies and tv shows, but he was a real person! Chojun Sensei is the founder of the style we practice, Goju Ryu Karate Do. One of his students, Yagi Meitoku DaiSensei became a prominent karate practitioner…

Quote of the Day

Today’s inspirational quote is our very own dojo motto in honour of World Ocean Day! “Flowing water meets no resistance” is a simple but powerful expression Happy World Ocean Day!

Weekly Update

Great news was released today that Ontario will be entering Stage One of re-opening this Friday at 12:01am! Congratulations on 72% of adults having received their first dose! This means we can begin having limited outdoor gatherings, and restaurant patios and retail stores will be opening. Remember to practice courtesy and self-discipline as we learned…