Welcome to SHORINRYU MATSUMURA SEITO SUIKEN HOKKOKAN (Toronto Suiken Bugeikai) website

We are glad to welcome you to our website and we hope you will join our Karate classes soon. If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us through https://suikenbugeikai.org/contact/

or by phone 416-276-1932

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Resuming In Person Training on Monday, January 31st

We got an update from City of Toronto, they allowed us to resume our in person training at Earl Bales CC starting from Monday, January 31st. We will have the same schedule as before. Please keep in mind, we will follow the same COVID protocols as before. There is only one change so far, staff at Earl Bales will require QR code to scan to prove vaccination status for every person 12+. Hope to see you all on Monday, January 31st for training.

Online Zoom Training starting from Friday, January 7, 2022

Per province of Ontario ruling, as their response to Covid-19 hospitalization rates surging, all indoors classes were not allowed. That ruling will be in place for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022).

Starting from Friday, January 7, 2022 and until we will be allowed by City of Toronto to get back indoors, we will switch to online Zoom classes.

Those online Zoom classes will be on the same days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for kids (4-12 years old) from 7 pm till 7.45 pm, for youth and adults (13+) from 7.50 pm till 8.50 pm.

Rank testing will be postponed to a later date, it will be pending on the resume of in person training. All previously announced Winter additional training on Tuesday January 11 and January 18 will be canceled.

Any prospective student who wants to join our program during this period of time, please contact us for Zoom link and other information.

Start of Training in 2022 and other Announcements

We will resume our training in 2022 on Monday, January 10, 2022 with the same schedule (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

As well, our Kinder and Kids groups will have 2 additional training sessions in line with Japanese Kangeiko training (thought that we will do it inside). Those trainings will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and Tuesday, January 18, 2022 on the same schedule, but in Room 3 (Kinder 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids 6.45 pm – 7.45 pm).

Our first Rank Testing this season will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm (both Kinder and Kids groups together). Additional details will be shared later.

Karate program resumes next week at Earl Bales Community Centre

We are glad to announce that we are resuming our Karate training indoor. Our regular location, Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre, will go under construction for major renovation until Spring of 2022. In the meantime, our training will continue at Earl Bales Community Centre – 4169 Bathurst St, North York, ON M3H 3P7

Due to the upcoming Federal election, we will have a special schedule for the first three weeks in the month of September:

Tuesday, September 7Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Thursday, September 9 – Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Tuesday, September 14, – Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Wednesday, September 15 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm,

Friday, September 17 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm,

Tuesday, September 21 – Room 3 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, no youth/adults class,

Wednesday, September 22 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm,

Friday, September 24 – Room 1 – Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm.

Starting from Monday, September 27 we will go into our regular Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule in Room 1 all groups and times: Kinder Karate (4-6 years old) 6 pm – 6.40 pm, Kids Karate (7-12 years old) 6. 45 pm – 7.45 pm, Youth/adults (13+) 7.50 pm – 9 pm.

We will observe same Covid-19 protocols as before, with only exception that masks will not be required during training if the distance between students will be maintained at 2 meters. In all other cases, when work in pairs or go to washroom or come and go to from class, mask will be mandatory on.

March 2021 Promotions

With all the lockdown etc, we almost forget to announce that at the end of March we had a few promotions.

Abdullah Onay8 Kyu (Yellow Belt with one green stripe);

Darina Stoitchkova2 Kyu (Brown Belt with one black stripe);

Max Atanelli2 Kyu (Brown Belt with one black stripe);

Stoyan ChalamanovShodan (Black Belt).

Congratulations and hope for more in the near future!

Start of Kids outside training from Monday, June 14, 2021

Starting from Monday June 14, 2021 we are switching our Kids training to outside one, as per government allowance. Training sessions will start at 6.30 pm and will go until 7.20 pm approximate. Location will be on site of Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre (Arena) our main location – 580 Finch Ave West – https://maps.google.com/maps?z=16&q=580%2Bfinch%2Bave%2Bwest%2C%2Btoronto%2C%2Bontario%2C%2Bm2r%2B1n7 On the right side from Centre closer to Library. Before start of training parents will have to submit COVID-19 declaration online as we did in the Fall – https://yorkcentrekarate.com/covid-19-declaration/

Uniform must be Summer one (t-shirt and uniform pants or shorts), with shoes, please bring a sunhat, bottle of water and face towel.

Students should have and wear a mask when they arrive (as well as accompanying parents) and should have in the bag a pair of gloves (if you have Karate one, if not vinyl or rubber disposable one). If you have a yoga or sport mat, please bring it with you too.

Students should comply with all COVID rules, keep 3m distance etc.

I should also remind you that starting from July we will have a reduced schedule (only Monday and Wednesday) and Summer training will end on Wednesday, August 18 (July and August is considered as one month). Hope to see you in person soon.

Due to recent lockdown in City of Toronto, our training sessions back online

As per Friday announcement, our access to facility was already 3rd time this year forbade.

Our training sessions will get on Zoom.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Kids: 7.35 pm till 8.15 pm

Youth and Adults: 8.20 pm till 9.00 pm (9.10 pm).

Hopefully that will end after December 20, 2020 (as current order is set until that time).

Anyone interested please contact me about details of Zoom session.