Do You Know How To Protect Yourself?
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Toronto Applied Karate
At Toronto Applied Karate, we believe in pursuing the highest standards of applied Wado Ryu karate as a means of self defence. We are a community of like-minded people who love being healthy & strong, while learning new martial arts skills in a supportive environment.
We accept people of all skill levels and ages (12+). If you are completely new to martial arts, we can help you to quickly pick up the basic skills needed to help keep you safe in a wide variety of situations. If you are more advanced in a martial art: great! Come add to our collective knowledge. From beginners to black belts, we have something for you!
Classes are Monday and Wednesday, 7-9pm at Earl Bales Community Centre.
Our Applied Karate Classes
These classes teach the fundamentals of applied karate, using a mixture of Wado Ryu & Jiu Jitsu techniques. Here the practitioner will learn the basics of striking & kicking, escapes, take-downs, & how to protect yourself from the ground.
These classes also include knowing your rights & obligations under the law, as well as how to avoid conflict, with "scenario training" to build your confidence & keep you safe.
Beginner classes are starting all the time, there is no bad time to begin training!
These classes for teens aged 12 and up are focused on providing a fun & safe environment in which to explore martial arts. Here we use a variety of games & skill training exercises to keep teens active, while learning basic karate skills.
Karate is a great way to build self-confidence & looks great on university & job applications.
All of our youth instructors are First Aid trained, and have gone through a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) with the Toronto Police Services.
Women's Self Defence
This class is a subset of the main karate class, but focuses more on the specific skills needed to protect yourself from being assaulted.
These self defence classes are run in 6 week cycles, allowing the practitioner to expand her skills, knowledge & confidence with each cycle.
In general, women in this class are partnered with other women, unless the practitioner specifically requests a male partner.