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.

New Summer Hours

Beginning Saturday, June 9th, the Saturday classes will be combined into one class for all students regardless of age or rank. The class will run from 10:00 am until 11:30 am and will be conducted in a more Okinawan manner. That means that instructors will be on hand to work with students who are present but there will not be a formal bow-in to begin class or a bow-out. Students should arrive and depart as it fits their schedule or stay the whole time to work on individual material. The dojo will return to the usual Saturday schedule on Saturday, September 8th.

Tai Chi Summer 2018 Schedule

We have just two Tai Chi classes left before our summer break! Our remaining classes are May 21st and June 4th.

There will not be class on May 28th (Memorial Day). After June 4th, there will be no Tai Chi classes over the summer. We will resume regularly scheduled classes in the fall. Have a great summer!

June Events

June is looking to be an eventful month at Odayaka! On Saturday, June 2nd, Jo will be taking her sandan (3rd degree black belt) test. There will be a party Saturday evening to celebrate.

On Sunday, June 3rd, we will have a seminar with special guest instructor Ed Wojciechowski. Sensei Wojciechowski is a 7th degree black belt in Shorin Ryu, another Okinawan style of karate similar to ours. He teaches at A Center for the Martial Arts just outside of Chicago. He will be sitting on the board for Jo’s test on Saturday and has offered to show us some of his self defense and weapon techniques on Sunday. Don’t miss it!

Graydon has donated his company’s suite and 20 tickets for the Lake County Captains game on Friday, June 15th. Sign up now for tickets!

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Upcoming Events

The dojo will be closed on Saturday, April 20th and Monday, April 22nd. Enjoy the holiday weekend!