Gorge Karate Summer 2024 News

Here we are with summer fast approaching. The following includes some information with dates and times to keep handy.

Kid’s Gradings

Some of our students will be grading to their next belt level. All of our students will be tested on what they have learned in class so far. The students who are moving up a belt colour will be informed by me in class. Any student not moving to a full belt level will be tested for a Kyu rating. (This is a stripe toward their next full rank.) The kid’s gradings will be done in class. There is no additional cost for Kyu testing. Extra costs apply to full gradings only.

Adult Gradings

The adults will have a grading on Saturday June 15th, starting at 10:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. Some of the adult requirements will be done during class time before this date.

Promotion Day

We are always happy to host a promotion day. On this day, all students and families are invited to the dojo. Students, please wear your uniform and belt to the ceremony. We will be hosting a family barbeque following the promotion ceremony. If you can, please let us know how many in your family will be attending the barbeque so that we can get a rough idea of numbers.

Summer Classes

This year we are extending our regular class times to the end of June. As of July 2nd, classes will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first classes will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., followed by the adult classes, running from 7:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. As is the case for summer classes; shorts, T-shirts, belts and running shoes are required, as we may train outside, weather permitting. Classes will be cancelled on Thursday July 4th. The last class of the season will be Thursday July 25th.

Fall Classes

Classes will resume on Tuesday September 10th . Kid’s classes are scheduled for 7:00 to 8:00. Adult classes will be 8:00 to 9:00.

On behalf of myself and assistant Black Belts, Sempai Dennis Reed, and Sempai Astrid Van Esch, we
would like to thank you for your support this past year.

Sensei Bill


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