September Newsletter

To all parents and students, we hope that in these strange new times you were able to get out to enjoy your summer.

To all the students who participated in our summer classes from July to August, thank you for coming out, it was fun!

We have decided to close the dojo for the month of September.  We feel this will give everyone a chance to get back into some sort of normal routine.  The time will allow us to prepare the dojo floor and the rest of the building with a deep clean to sanitize it for your return classes starting Monday October 5th.  The first class will be for ages 6-8, All Belt at 5:45.  We will be sending out another letter with more info on return protocol, schedule, etc. at the end of September.

We hope this will allow everyone to return to routines safely and most of all healthy.

Sensei Bill


Due to the continued Global and local concerns with regards to the COVID-19 Virus, and recommendations of local health authorities, we will do our part to lessen the spread of the virus. We will be shutting down effective immediately have a tentative return date of Monday April 6. 
Thanks for your patience and support, stay safe and follow the recommendations of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit’s COVID-19 Page. 

Keep on training at home, and if you have any questions or concerns, please message us or call the Dojo 519.846.9002, or friend us on Facebook

Sensei Bill Stimpson


November/December Newsletter

Grading Day

The Dojo will be Grading Kids throughout the upcoming weeks and Adult Grading Day will be on Saturday November 30th. Sensei will provide you with your grading time prior to grading day. Your requirements for your next level are on Sensei’s desk, please READ CAREFULLY. If you do not understand any of the requirements, please ask us. Your Grading fee must be paid before you grade, fees are posted in the Dojo. Grading Day is for students only, no spectators. If you cannot attend on Grading Day, please SEE SENSEI to make alternate arrangements. There will be no more Saturday classes until we resume our regular schedule in the new year.

Gorge Karate Tameshiwari for Shuri Castle

We will be hosting a Tameshiwari, or Board Breaking Day on Saturday December 14th. A separate email will follow with additional information.

Belt Presentation and Christmas Break

Belt presentation will be on Thursday December 19th, from 6:00 to approximately 7:00pm, after which all students and parents are welcome to stay for some Christmas Cheer. This will be the last class of the year.  The Dojo will re-open and classes will resume on Monday January 6th, all Students will be advised of your new class times.

Holiday Gift Ideas

We have Gorge Karate T-Shirts and Gi Bags available for purchase. Please see Sensei if you wish to make a purchase.                                                             

January Fee

We would ask that you pay for January in advance; this makes January an easier month for collection as it is often a busy month after the holidays. Thank you.

New Students
Beginner student classes will start Monday January 13th. If you have a friend or family member that wants to come out and give us a try – 3  weeks free!

Black Belts

Your annual IMGKA fee is due before January 15th. Please pay Sensei before our last class if possible.

Merry Christmas

I would like to take this time to wish all of my students and their families a Very Merry Christmas!


Thank You,

Sensei Bill Stimpson




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