Joining Our Club
NO KARATE EXPERIENCE
We offer dedicated beginner classes to adults-teens (13 yrs. and over) and to youth (7-12yrs) with the opportunity for parents or adult relatives to train with the youth. The youth parent class is very popular and provides an interactive environment for parent and kids. New students can register for adults-teens Beginner Classes in January and September of each year but the youth-parent classes are offered only in Sept. of each year. Please go to our BEGINNERS page for more details.
PRIOR KARATE EXPERIENCE
It is our dojo philosophy and policy that those with prior martial experience start in the Beginner class regardless of rank. We believe this is essential to properly learn the principles of ISKF Shotokan. We have had many karatekas, from colour to black belts from other karate styles and associations, undergo this process successfully. It is not to disrespect your ranking in another karate style but to respect the ISKF methods of training and ranking system. In our experience, those with prior karate training, especially with Shotokan, will progress quickly through our ranking system to reach their rank prior to joining our cub.