Halloween Party!

This year’s Halloween party is on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM. All students in the kids class are invited. Be sure to wear your karate gi, not a Halloween costume. Get ready for games, treats, and lots of fun!

New this year! Do you have a friend between 6 and 12 years old who would have fun at the party? Bring them along!

We’ll need volunteers from the adult class to come and help. Adults can come in costume!

Tai Chi Classes Begin October 7th

Our Tai Chi classes will begin again on Monday, October 7th at 6:00 pm. If you’ve been thinking about trying it out, this is a great time to start!

Classes are held Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 at the dojo and are only $30 for a block of six. Classes are on-going and not divided into sessions, so you can begin at any time. Wear loose-fitting clothing for ease of movement. For more information contact: taichi@odayakamartialarts.com.

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that is suitable for both men and women, students of almost any age or physical level and does not require any martial arts knowledge. Gain the benefits of better health, mental clarity and calmness of spirit through the moving meditation of the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi.

Thank You Sensei Schlosser

We would like to thank Sensei Kraig Schlosser of Shuri Ryu Karate Academy for coming out to Chardon and teaching this afternoon. We learned about pressure points, joint locks, some self defense applications and even a new kata.

Also thanks to Kevin for being the sacrificial uke for the demonstrations.

Guest Instructor – Sensei Kraig Schlosser

Sensei Kraig Schlosser, sichidan, will be visiting to teach this Saturday, June 8th from 1 to 4pm. This is a great opportunity to come see and practice some new techniques from another style. All students from the adult class are welcome to attend.

Saturday Summer Hours

Beginning on June 1st, we will return to our “open mat” class format on Saturdays throughout the summer.

The dojo will be open on Saturdays from 10:30am until 12:00pm for Little Dragon, junior, and adult students. There will not be a formal class – students are expected to come prepared to work on their own material. Black belt instructors will be present to assist and work with students individually when needed.

Students may come and go at any time, but they must train for at least one hour to receive class credit towards their next rank. There will be a sign-in sheet on the desk for students to sign in and out.

Saturday summer hours will run June 1st through August 24th. The dojo will be closed on Saturday, August 31st for Labor Day, and we will return to our regular Saturday schedule on September 7th.


* Please note: this picture was not taken in Chardon

Chinese New Year 2019

We’ll be celebrating Chinese New Year in the kids class on Tuesday, February 5th. Lots of fun and games and different activities to celebrate the Chinese aspects of our martial arts heritage!

Holiday Schedule

There will be no tai chi classes on December 24th and 31st.

There will be no karate classes on December 25th and January 1st.

All other classes will be held as usual (weather permitting).

Kids Halloween Party

We will be having our annual Halloween party on Tuesday, October 30th. All students in the kids class are invited. Be sure to wear your uniforms, not Halloween costumes. Get ready for games, treats, and lots of fun!

We’ll need volunteers from the adult class to come and help. Adults can come in costume!

Saturday Class

Don’t forget – there’s only a few Saturday open mat classes left before we go back to our regular schedule after Labor Day. It’s a great time to practice your techniques, get ready for your next test, or get in some meditation time. Black belts are on hand to help if you need it.