Some Potential Challenges When You Return
With our third lockdown officially over and we begin to enter the first Phase of Reopening (again), there are a few thoughts one might want to consider if they intend to return to in-person training. We have spent nearly 8 months learning online and while some found it difficult to participate, they may face some challenges when they return to the mats.
These are a couple of hard truths that should be considered before returning to class.Read more
Making our way to the Olympics, one kick at a time!
The Olympic Games are just under 100 days away and it has all of us hyped up since it will be the debut for Karate as an Olympic Sport. Amongst the athletes who will be competing our kumite instructor, Sensei Hamoon and his wife Sensei Samira, will be headed to the games; a dream come true for these two.
But it does not come with its own challenges, especially with the global issue we have all been fighting against throughout 2020 and into 2021.Read more
Leave Your Mark in the Olympics
We will collectively work together as a dojo to complete 10,331 kicks in a 1-2 hour timeframe for your donations.
Why 10,331? Because it’s 10,331 km from Cambridge to Tokyo.Read more
Sensei Hamoon and his Olympic Dream
At Kazoku Martial Arts, we are proud to say that we have the chance to work with Sensei Hamoon and his wife, Sensei Samira, as they work towards the Olympic Games this coming Summer in Tokyo, Japan.
It’s not often that a local athlete gets accepted in a global event like the Olympics, this is why we are asking for our community’s support to help him get the training he needs to bring home the gold for the Waterloo Region.Read more
Without using a mop
Ever wonder how to clean your tatami mats properly?
Because no matter how much I googled and YouTubed, nothing ever came up. It’s like some top secret thing.
So let me make it easy for you.Read more
Here are four alternative methods to achieve your goal without training in person
Alright, we have now surpassed the one year mark for Covid-19 and we are still in lockdown #3.
No… no woo! This is is frustrating and annoying and well… we all feel the same way.
In fact, the word someone used for me last week was “Languished” – to lose or lack vitality. What a great word, especially now! The feeling of not wanting to progress is the right emotion.
But, we can not succumb to defeat since there are still opportunities around every single corner, even if it isn’t the way we want to do it. So whether you are working on your personal fitness goals with me (James – your personal trainer) or training in karate with… also me (Sensei James) here are four simple ways to still progress even if we are not meeting in person.Read more
“Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.”
“I want my child to get a little more disciplined and I heard karate will do that.” Would you believe I couldn’t count the number of times I have heard this on one hand? It’s our practice and our sport that has always been the “go-to” when it comes to building character and discipline in a person.
The question is… does it?
So long as you have the right instructor to teach you.Read more
Hamoon Derafshipour is Representing Canada in Tokyo 2021
It has been announced that our Kumite instructor and friend, Sensei Hamoon Derafshipour, is headed to the Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan this coming Summer. With multiple gold medals in the Asian Club Championships, World League Championships in Indonesia and Turkey, as well as several silver and bronze medals it all comes down to this!
Representing Canada in Tokyo 2021.Read more
It has been a year now since we were originally told to Lockdown due to Covid-19. Over the past twelve months our dojo has persevered and moved to a new location, handled renovations, reopened, grew its karate family, locked down a second time, and now… a third.Read more