School Holiday Timetable
0 Comments
Posted on 27 / 03 / 2019, 10:50 pm by Chris Dimond

During the 2 weeks of the School Holidays we will continue to operate, but on a reduced timetable from Monday 8th April:

Balwyn North Dojo
 
Monday 8th & 15th April-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:00pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Wednesday 10th & 17th April-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:00pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Ashburton Dojo
 
Tuesday 9th & 16th April-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:30pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Wednesday 10th & 17th April-
4:15pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5yo)
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:00pm - Fitness Class
7:30pm - Advanced Adults and Teens
8:30pm - Balintawak Arnis
 
Thursday 11th & 18th April-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:30pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Saturday 13th April-
11:00am-12:30pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades 

We will start back to regular timetable on Tuesday 23rd April, as Monday 22nd April will be Easter Monday.

2018 was brilliant, bring on 2019!
0 Comments
Posted on 21 / 12 / 2018, 11:52 am by Chris Dimond

Thank you all for another wonderful year at Karate. The performances at the end of year gradings were inspiring and it was one of the highlights of the year to present 4 new Black Belts, 2 Shodans and 2 Nidans to very deserving recipients. The performances throughout the year from the tournament competitors were simply mind-blowing. The National Championships in Caloundra were undoubtedly a strong presence on the highlight reel for 2018. The expansion of the timetable and growth of Ashburton Dojo have also been fantastic to see. I would like to also acknowledge the outstanding work of the other Instructors throughout the year.

Classes have now finished for the year, but we will start back to a reduced timetable on Monday 14th January, 2019:

Balwyn North Dojo
 
Monday 14th & 21st January-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:00pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Wednesday 16th & 23rd January-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:00pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Ashburton Dojo
 
Tuesday 15th & 22nd January-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:30pm-9:00pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Wednesday 16th & 23rd January-
4:15pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5yo)
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:00pm - Advanced Adults and Teens
 
Thursday 17th & 24th January-
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts and above
7:30pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Saturday 19th January-
11:00am-12:30pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades 

We will start back to regular timetable on Tuesday 29th January, 2019, as Monday 28th January will be the Australia Day Public Holiday.

I hope you all enjoy a safe and happy break from training, work and school and I very much look forward to seeing what 2019 will bring us.

School Holiday Timetable
0 Comments
Posted on 27 / 06 / 2018, 2:00 pm by Chris Dimond
The school holidays are nearly upon us and during those 2 weeks the timetable at Karate will change slightly. Classes will proceed as per usual this week, including on Saturday morning. The holiday timetable will be as follows:
 
ASHBURTON DOJO
 
Tuesday 3rd & 10th July
 
5:30pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:30pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:30pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Wednesday 4th & 11th July
 
4:15pm - Mighty Mites
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:00pm - Advanced Adults & Teens
8:00pm - Balintawak Arnis (Filipino weapons)
 
Thursday 5th & 12th July
 
5:30pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:30pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:30pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Friday 6th & 13th July
 
4:30pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
5:30pm - Juniors - Kata Class (Red Belts & above)
 
Saturday 7th & 14th July
 
11:00am - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
BALWYN NORTH DOJO
 
Monday 2nd & 9th July (in the Childcare Room)
 
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Wednesday 4th & 11th July (in the Childcare Room)
 
5:00pm - Juniors - White to Orange Belts
6:00pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
During these 2 weeks we will not be running the Monday night classes or the Saturday morning kids' classes at Ashburton or the Friday and Saturday classes at the Balwyn North Dojo. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. All the holiday classes are included in your membership. You do not need to book in or pay anything extra. Please make sure you check the times of the classes as some of them will be at a different time to your normal training schedule.
 
Some of you will choose to have a rest during the holidays, so I hope you manage to fit in some practice. I hope you all enjoy the break from school and the regular routine. I look forward to seeing you all at Karate again soon.
Amazing results at the Oceania Championships
0 Comments
Posted on 22 / 05 / 2018, 11:26 am by Chris Dimond

Our squad of 5 competitors who were all selected to represent Australia have performed unbelievably well at the Oceania Championships/Cup in New Zealand. Every athlete is coming home with a medal and most with more than one each. Just getting to this levelof competition is amazing, but to perform this well is truly special. The following medals were won:

Iris Webb - GOLD in 12/13 Girls' Kumite -47kgs, SILVER in Girls' Team Kumite

Imandi Seneviratne - GOLD in Cadet Female Kata

Makayla Tasevska - SILVER in Girls' Team Kumite, BRONZE in 12/13 Girls' Kata, BRONZE in 12/13 Girls' Kumite -47kgs

Jack Stosius - SILVER in 10/11 Boys' Kumite, BRONZE in 10/11 Boys' Kata

Sophia Du - BRONZE in 12/13 Girls' Kumite -47kgs

We had 3 competitors all competing in the one Kumite division and they all won a medal, including Iris walking away with the Gold. Sophia had her first ever win over the Australian Champion in Kata. Jack's Kumite final was a draw, but the Judges had to decide a winner and it was a close decision in favour of his opponent. Makayla was instrumental in getting the Australian girls into the final of the Team Kumite. Imandi dominated her Kata division, winning her division without losing a single flag. 

I am always proud of my students, but at this tournament they have taken it to a whole new level altogether. Just amazing!

School Holiday Timetable
0 Comments
Posted on 27 / 03 / 2018, 8:26 pm by Chris Dimond

Happy Easter everyone! Classes will continue as per usual right up until Thursday 29th March. After that we will be having 4 days off from training over the Easter break. Class schedule will then revert to the following holiday timetable:

BALWYN NORTH DOJO

Wednesday 4th April, Monday 9th April & Wednesday 11th April

5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts

6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors-Red Belts & above

7:00pm-8:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades

Classes will be held in the Child Care Room during the holidays. There will be no classes on Fridays or Saturdays. Normal timetable resumes on Monday 16th April.

ASHBURTON DOJO

Tuesday 3rd April & 10th April
5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts
6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors-Red Belts & above
7:30pm-9:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Wednesday 4th April & 11th April
4:15pm-4:50pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5yo)
5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts
6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors-Red Belts & above
7:00pm-8:00pm - Advanced/Instructors
8:00pm-9:00pm - Balintawak Arnis (Filipino weapons)
 
Thursday 5th April & 12th April
5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts
6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors-Red Belts & above
7:30pm-8:30pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Friday 6th April & 13th April
5:30pm-6:30pm - Juniors-Kata class
 
Saturday 7th April & 14th April
11:00am-12:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
There will be no training on Mondays or for the 4 days of Easter. The Fitness class, Kumite class and Teenaged Girls classes will also be on hold for the holidays. Normal timetable resumes on Monday 16th April. I hope everyone manages to train, but if not then some practice will suffice. If you need to contact me then email is probably the best option as I will be overseas. Enjoy the holidays and I very much look forward to seeing you all back at training next term.
 
© Copyright Beginner To Black Belt Karate 2011 - Powered by BucketCube