This month is a month of Thanksgiving. It is great to be back into routine. What do you have to be thankful for? 


Our last class at the outdoor dojo in Thornbury was so much fun. We resume classes this month at our indoor dojo located within the Marsh Street Centre.  


Collingwood classes are up and running in our new location at 160 First Street (across from Shoppers Drug Mart).   


It is important that you continue to sign up for your classes via www.picktime.com/karate 


We have won the Readers’ Choice awards for both Martial Arts School and Martial Arts Instructor. We will be having a pizza party to celebrate on October 29, 2022, at the Collingwood dojo.  Do the class(es) before the pizza!  Rec class and weapons class will be reversed that day.  You must sign up via picktime by October 26, 2022. Thank you everyone for your support. Our students are what make our dojo so great. 


Please remember to bring all of your equipment to class.  There have been quite a few people forgetting and this makes it hard to train properly.  If you need anything it can be ordered through Soke.  Sparring equipment is mandatory for unlimited members after their first three months. 


When you are parking at the Hombu, remember to come straight up the drive and angle park (south-east).     


Our team will be attending the Ontario Grand Nationals in London on November 05, 2022. Information has been emailed out for this tournament. We will also be attending the Toronto Tournament of Champions on December 02/03, 2022. There will be information emailed. If you have any questions, please see Soke. 


With the upcoming tournaments, we will spend some time each class focusing on this. We will also do some online classes for this. If you would like additional training, please book a private with Soke. 


Mark your calendars – No classes October 10, 2022. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family. No classes October 15, 2022. No classes October, 31 2022 – Happy Hallowe’en. No classes November 05, 2022 (we will be at tournament). No in-person classes November 23, 2022 – Marsh Street Centre is double booked. No classes December 03 (we will be at tournament).   


Good luck on the October Challenge. The challenge was sent out via email. If you didn’t get it, see Soke. 


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. 


“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”  –Dietrich Bonhoeffer