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MAY 2024

May is a wonderful month to be in the martial arts. It is also the celebration of mothers. Bring your mom to class with you and have her workout alongside of you.


Showcase is fast-approaching and the excitement is in the air. The date will be June 08, 2024 and it is mandatory for all. The Showcase starts at 10:30am and we ask that students arrive by 10:15am dressed in gis and ready to go, 10am if you are helping to set up. Spectators please sign up via picktime. If the first slot is full, go to the next one. Times don’t matter we just need to know how many to set up for. Students do not register for this, all will be participating and not in need of chairs.


Upcoming tournaments are: May 04, 2024 - Kitchener, ON. June 01, 2024 - Waterloo, ON, June 22, 2024 - Brampton, ON. For more information please see Soke. Pre-register to save money ask Soke for details.


Our fundraising self-defence seminar in April for the Casa de Amor Medical Clinic in Dominican Republic was a huge success. We raised $675 for this excellent mission. We will continue to take donations of supplies at the dojo, or you can use this link if you would like to order on Amazon and have delivered directly. Ways To Partner | Casa De Amor Ministries - Sosua, Dominican Republic (


Please make sure that you sign up for all of your classes online at This is extremely important. You can also book your private lessons through this site. If you don’t see a time that works for you speak with Soke directly as often accommodations can be made. Also, remember to bring your sparring equipment (not mandatory in rec class), weapons (if required at your belt rank) to each class.


If you are in need of sparring equipment, weapons, new gis...please have your order to Soke by May 15, 2024 for this month’s order. Please remember that you need to have your own equipment with the exception of recreational members.


Our summer schedule will begin on June 01, 2024. Both Thornbury and Collingwood dojo will move to their outdoor locations. Thornbury is at Bayview Park, and Collingwood is at the park behind McDonalds. Classes at the Hombu will also take place in the outdoor dojo, conveniently located at the Hombu.


We have three one-day summer camps coming this summer. They will take place at the Collingwood dojo on July 15, July 29, and August 12 2024. The investment is only $40/day for members and $50/day for non-members. Space is limited, so sign up early. This can be done on picktime.


Speaking of summer, we have some Beach days planned as well. July 17 and 31, with the rain dates being July 19 and August 02. They will take place at Wasaga Beach, behind the Rec Plex. We meet at 10am. More details to come.


There will also be a karate camp at the Goju-Ryu Hombu this summer. Plan to attend. This is a fabulous weekend of training. It will take place July 27 and 28 in Whitefish Falls. The cost is only $60/person or $100/couple/family. There will be instructors from all over for training Saturday and Sunday. A pot-luck dinner will be held Saturday night. Bring your instruments for the campfire. Places to stay are Hilly Acres 705-285-4226, River Lodge 705-285-1606. For more information see Soke.


In July and August you may wear Maizis Martial Arts t-shirts with your gi pants and belts. To order go to Maizis Martial Arts Academy (


Mark your calendars: There will be no classes Saturday, May 04, 2024, Tuesday May 14, 2024 or Monday, May 20, 2024.


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. If you need a link sent to help with this process let Soke know.


Have an amazing month. Happy training!


You will definitely enjoy what you’ve worked hard for — you’ll be happy, and things will go well for you. ~ Psalm 128:2

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