Online Training Available

Don’t let your karate training suffer while you’re stuck inside. Until we can meet at the dojo again, we are offering online training sessions where you work individually with an instructor to keep moving on your material. If we have enough interest, we will also offer live online classes.

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Class Schedule Update

Odayaka students and families,

In accordance with Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home order issued over the weekend, the dojo will be closed through Monday, April 6th.

But this doesn’t mean that your karate training has to stop! We are in the process of putting together some online training materials, including pre-recorded videos and live stream classes.

In the meantime, please continue to work on your karate at home. Don’t forget that we have flashcards available on the website, along with videos of our kata for reference while you are training.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, and continue to monitor our website, Twitter feed and/or Facebook page for more updates as they unfold.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Class Schedule Update

Odayaka Students and families,

We will be holding class at the dojo (both kids and adults) tonight (Thursday, 3/19) and Saturday (3/21). After Saturday, we will re-evaluate and make a decision about classes next week.

Kevin Goodrich’s gokyu (green belt) test, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed.

During class tonight and Saturday, students should come prepared to work on their own. Instructors will be available for help, but we will not be practicing any partner work that requires person-to-person contact.

Please note that students are not obligated to attend classes at the dojo if you or your child are not comfortable. We are currently putting together plans for remote teaching and training.

We are asking that if you or your child feels ill, please remain at home until the symptoms are gone so others are not potentially exposed.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, and continue to monitor our website, Twitter feed and/or Facebook page for more updates as they unfold.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

COVID-19 Update

While we are aware of and continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, at this point we are not going to close Odayaka Martial Arts Studio or cancel Tai Chi classes.

Odayaka Martial Arts is currently taking actions to maintain a safe and clean environment for our students, their families and our instructors. We are:

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfectant procedures on touched surfaces and our mat.
  • Providing hand wipes or hand sanitizing liquid where students can use it.
  • As is published by the Center for Disease Control, hand washing is the first most effective method suggested for limiting exposure, so we will be educating students in hand-washing and social distance techniques.

We are also asking that if you or your child feels ill, please remain at home until the symptoms are gone so others are not potentially exposed.

As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) and health recommendations, we will remain fluid in our response and keep communication lines open with our students and families. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

For more information about COVID-19 please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.

Steve Earns Hachikyu

On February 11th, Steve took his hachikyu (yellow belt) test and did an excellent job. His hard work paid off with some great techniques and a solid kata. He even made it past some challenging rounds of kumite. Good job, Steve!

Jeff Reaches Jukyu

Jeff took his first test on January 21st and passed it with some strong techniques. He puts in the work during class and it showed. Here he is with his jukyu (1-tip) certificate – congratulations, Jeff!

Gab Gains Ikkyu

On December 10, Gab took that final brown belt test and, as expected, did very well. Her technique was crisp and flawless, as was her kata and sparring. Now it’s on to black belt, where we’d expect her to do just as well. Congratulations.

Thanksgiving Holiday

The dojo will be closed on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) and Saturday, November 30th for Thanksgiving.

And as Bruce always says: “Eat lots of pie, and be ready to work it off on Tuesday!”

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!