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Sweater Weather

It’s that time of year again when the temperature drops and all we want to do is snuggle up in a warm sweater and drink a couple of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. So why not order a PSL from your favourite coffee shop as well as one of our high-quality club sweaters, available at Kazoku Martial Arts Centre?

SwagOur sweaters feature the “K” logo, studio name, and an option to customize the other sleeve; either with your name, last name, or whatever you prefer!

Men’s, women’s and youth sizes are available; as well as unisex zippy style hoodies.

Contact us to order your’s today!

Also available are our club toques, snapbacks, baseball hats, t-shirts, and gym bags!

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Creating Leaders

KarateEvery few months we test our students to see if they are ready for their next belt level. In doing so it gives them the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals. Now as time goes on the belts get darker. But what does this mean? It means we need to deepen our understanding as karate students to become leaders within our community.

How can we become better leaders?

  • Be kind to others
  • Say please and thank-you
  • If it doesn’t look like a good idea, it probably isn’t!
  • Volunteer your time
  • Listen to what people are saying
  • Watch the words you use
  • Stay active and choose healthier options
  • Be positive
  • And always ask questions and be willing to learn new things!


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Dance-a-thon/Karate Marathon

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Are Your Ready?

Congratulations to all of those who had gone for their next belt level! After taking the time to reflect on the ones who we tested I wanted to share with you my decision making process. And if you’re considering the next belt test, the time to start training is now! Read what we’ve just posted below and let us know if you have any questions.


james-1So you want to go for your next belt level? It’s not that easy… well it is but only if you put in the work.

Every three to four months we host a belt exam. Within those three months (depending on your belt level) you are being taught and corrected on all of your techniques; whether it is your basic punches, kicks, blocks, and stances or your kumite (sparring), kata (patterns), or bunkai (self-defence tactics).

But other factors contribute to our decision process.

Attitude:

Your attitude plays a big role on our decision making. Someone who comes to class every time, ready to train, and puts in 110% within the hour has the right mindset. But sometimes we get that person in class who only goofs off, then that hour goes to waste and they think because they put in the right amount of time, they deserve a belt. Unfortunately we don’t work that way! (Sorry to break it to you)

Skill:

Each belt introduces a new technique while old ones get better and better. Like a fine wine, it just gets better with age.

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Sometimes previous experience plays a role in your belt exam. If you had been training in another martial art, it can transcend and aid you in the belt exam process. But sometimes this only lasts for so long. There may be a point where you no longer excel and need to take a little more time to master the new techniques you’re learning.

How Often You Train:

How much do you actually practice? Seriously, ask yourself that question. After training for as long as we have, we can see who actually puts the time and effort in. Whether you train just the 2-3 days a week or you actually put in a fourth day or even an extra 10 minutes each and every day. It certainly doesn’t go unnoticed, and remember… practice makes perfect!

Length of Time:

How long have you been training? Belt exams aren’t mandatory for everybody. A certain length of time is required before going for your next belt, but sometimes it takes a little longer for others or sometimes it takes less time. Contributing factors? All of the reasons listed above!

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Club’s Sweater Weather Gear is Here!

With the Fall fast approaching, we thought it would be better to prepare ahead of time before it gets too cold. That said, we’ve finally prepared our club’s sweater weather gear! Available in men’s, women’s, and youth.

You can browse through all of our Club’s swag below.

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Gym bags and custom orders are available upon request, contact Us for details.