Special Offer, Events, community

Mother’s Day High Tea

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with us at E.V.O Kitchen

Sunday, May 13th 1pm-3:30pm

This special event will include:

Raffle prizes
A wonderful photo of you and your loved ones
& so much more

Ticket Price:
$40.00/Adult (kids 9 and under $20.00)

Plus with each ticket purchase, proceeds will help send our students on a cultural experience to Japan in 2021.

But tickets are limited (only 120). Contact us today!

community, Events, Fitness, karate

World Wildlife Fund’s Annual CN Tower Climb

13002356_818875411579211_898558819109212291_oIt’s that time of year again when the WWF asks for our help to protect endangered species and habitats around the world. Their global efforts are crucial in preserving life and reducing our carbon footprint. We may not be able to hop on a plane this instant to protect wildlife in the amazon, however, we can certainly do what we can locally.

Every year the World Wildlife Fund hosts an annual climb up the CN Tower (Toronto’s tallest freestanding building). With over 144 flights of stairs, we strive to climb the tower as fast as we can. In addition to this challenge we aim to fundraise what we can to help fund the WWF and their efforts.

How you can help:

  1. Visit our team page and donate today!
  2. Visit us LIVE on Instagram (@KMACentre) while we host our 12 hour cycle relay

Members of our club our welcome to join us for the climb. This year’s theme… Karate VS Fitness. Visit our team page to join.

community, Events, Fitness, karate

12 Hour Cycle Relay

WWF 1At Kazoku Martial Arts & Fitness Centre we will be hosting a 12 hour relay marathon on March 18th to help fundraise for two terrific experiences.

First is for the annual CN Tower Climb for the the World Wildlife Fund. This will be our 7th time climbing for the organization and our aim will be $1000.00 to support their global efforts to prevent climate change and the extinction of endangered species around the world. (Click to Donate).

Second is to help fundraise for our students to have a cultural experience in Japan in 2021. They will be training with the best in Tokyo and will then get to travel across the land of the rising sun. (Click to Donate).

From 8am to 8pm we will be keeping the spin-bikes spinning, taking turns with other members of our club. Joining us will be Chris Day and his friends from 3Sixty5 Cycling, Chelsi Rodrigues from Whole Health Chelsi, and the experts from Brutes and Babes Nutrition. Together we will be LIVE on Instagram to show how our community is here to make a difference!

So be sure to watch us live or even join us at the club!

community, karate, Student Highlight

Student Highlight

EthanThis month I (Sensei James) would like to nominate Ethan as the Student of the Month for his generosity and humble sportsmanship during his first tournament with the Ontario Karate Federation. For those of you who could not attend October’s recreational tournament or had to leave early before Ethan’s division was up, him and I were watching while another young student was competing. Within this division it is required to be equipped with protective gear and something to distinguish which colour you are (blue – ao or red – aka in karate).

This young boy did not have blue gear or a chest protector. About to be disqualified because of this, I stood up and asked Ethan if we could use his gear and without hesitation he took it off to lend to the other athlete. Because of this, the young boy was able to finish his match without being disqualified.

This is a great example of a true athlete and it is why we do what we do. Great job Ethan!


Events, karate, Sponsorship, Tournaments

Ontario Karate Federation Recreational Division

AJThe day starts with the sun barely up and you begin to make your long drive to the venue. When you arrive you walk through the doors to hear nothing but commotion as each competitor makes their way to compete. And even though you are tired and you know it’s going to be a long day, it is always exciting to be there.

October 22, 2017 marked the first time any of our students would compete on the mats themselves in the recreational division with the Ontario Karate Federation. A longer day for some, but exciting all the same!

First we had our 6-9 year olds compete in kata (a series of moves put into a pattern) and kumite (or sparring). And even though they were nervous, they pulled it off and showed the other competitors they meant business. Afterwards, our 10-12 year old students made it to the mats and managed to make it to the second round. They certainly moved like true athletes.

When Liam went up to compete in the 13-14 year kata, we fell silent. He didn’t just win his first round, or his second, but managed to attain a silver medal. A first for him and our club! Excited, we cheered and a proud mum and dad could be heard across the room.

And that was just a start.

Our second winner was Nick who brought home a bronze in kumite. Our girls Amie, Olivia, and Alyssa also managed to bring home a couple more bronze, silver, and even gold medals in kata and kumite! They were forces to be reckoned with.

But congratulations again to all of our competitors who came out to test their skills and who gave it their all. Thank-you to all of the parents who invested a whole Sunday to cheer on their little ones as well as Jeric and Jamie-lynn (plus Brad!) for coming out to assist Sensei James while we had multiple rings going on at once. To our fellow friends who provided us with the proper equipment when we needed it. It’s great to know everyone is there to support one another. And lastly, thank-you to the organizers/volunteers who managed to pull-off another wonderful competition.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for constant updates and some behind the scene action at Kazoku Martial Arts Centre.


Kids Can Play

Did you know about Kids Can Play Cambridge?


Well here’s what you need to know!

BaseballBoySmallKids Can Play is a charity organization who aims to assist families with the enrolment fee for extra curricular activities so that kids who are living under the poverty line can experience art, music, sports, and more. They assist because 10% of children within the Waterloo region live under the poverty line, which translates to thousands of children who require assistance.

Just a few of the recreational activities Kids Can Play assists families with are:

  • Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Art Lessons

If you or somebody you know would like to know more about their services or what the guidelines are to qualify, click HERE to visit their website.

Help Make a Difference

You can make a donation, large or small, by contacting them directly.