Student Demonstration

Please join us on Saturday, December 14th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM for our annual student karate demonstration, where students from the kids class will show off the techniques and skills they have been working on this year. This event is open to everyone, so be sure to invite your friends and family to watch!

This is also a great time to drop off your donation to our Toys for Tots campaign!

Josh Reaches 1st Brown Belt

On October 24th, Josh took his third and final brown belt test and showed just how hard he’s been working over the past few months. His kata was solid and he endured a lively sparring round with three black belt opponents. He’s now on his way to preparing for the big one – his first degree black belt. Congratulations Josh!

Josh with his 1st degree brown belt and certificate

Emily Passes 1-Tip Test

Here’s Emily with her new test certificate in hand and a new 1-tip on her belt. She put in the practice time and showed some great techniques on her test. Now she’s moving on towards her next rank. Congratulations Emily!

Kalvin Earns Yellow Stripe

Kalvin is all smiles, and for a good reason – he passed his yellow stripe test on October 3rd with flying colors. Kalvin is a hard worker in class, and his techniques show it. Now it’s on to new material and his next rank. Great job Kalvin!

Wayne Earns Jukyu

Wayne works hard in class and on September 17th, he took his first test and passed it with some really strong techniques. He’s already started work on his next rank requirements. Here he is with his certificate – great job, Wayne!

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.

Steve Earns Kukyu

Here’s Steve with his new kukyu (2 tips) certificate. He took his test on Saturday, August 24th and showed some really solid techniques. He’s already started on the material for his next rank. Great job Steve!

Emma Reaches Junior Orange

Here is Emma with her newly-earned junior orange belt and certificate. Emma is a very hard worker and showed some great techniques on her test. Now she’s on her way to blue belt. Congratulations Emma!

Emma earns junior orange

Charles Gains 2-Tips

On July 18th, Charles took his second test and passed it with some really good techniques. Now he’s on toward his next rank test. Here he is with his certificate – great job, Charles!

Kalvin Earns 2-Tips

On July 2nd, Kalvin passed his second test and showed some strong techniques. Now he’s working towards his next rank. Here he is with his certificate. Great job, Kalvin!