December had arrived.  What a wonderful time of year this is.  A time for love, a time for giving. 


All classes must be booked at  If for some reason you cannot make your class, please advise Soke via email or text.  Remember that you can book for the entire length of your membership at once (if unsure about your renewal date ask Soke).   


December challenge emails have gone out.  If you didn’t receive yours, let Soke know.  Good luck!  You can do it. 


Mark your calendars; the dojo will be closed from December 24, 2021 to January 01, 2022 for Christmas holidays to spend time with your family and loved ones.  Classes will resume Monday, January 03, 2022.  All memberships in good standing will have their memberships extended accordingly.  There will no in-person class on Wednesday December 15, 2021 due to a double booking at the Centre.  There will be an interactive online class that evening instead.  Pyjama day, wear your pyjamas to class December 18-23, 2021.   


Please have any orders in by December 10 2021.  This should allow enough time for our supplier for Christmas.  We have everything you need for the karateka on your list.  Remember you need your own sparring equipment (except recreational karate), crests for your gi,  bos at orange belt, and escrima at red belt.  There are lots of cool things that make great gifts as well.  Private lessons are also a great gift idea.  Training manuals also make good Christmas gifts for the karateka on your list.  A gift certificate for Tai Chi is a perfect gift for your loved one.  So many great gift ideas! 


Join us for our online fitness class every Tuesday at 10am.  Let your friends and family know.  This is a FREE class.   


Reminder – when attending the Hombu please drive straight up the lane and then at the top of the circle when you park, please angle park in a south-east direction.  If dropping off, please stay to the inside of the circle, this will help with the flow of traffic. 


With winter soon to be here please note that in the event of inclement weather and the need to cancel in-person classes, a message will be sent out via Remind and posted on our Facebook page.  If you have registered for in-person class you will also receive an email.  As always, if you feel unsure of driving, stay home and stay safe.   


Join the Remind App if you haven't already, to keep you up to date on all dojo information.  Class codes are:  Stayner @stayner, Thornbury @thornburyd, and Collingwood @cwooddojo. 


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 


“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6