What are the membership options? (Details on Karate Promo and Sessions)New students can start at any time with the karate promo, which includes six weeks of lessons, the uniform (gi), and belt (obi). No experience required! Most students begin without any prior experience. The promotion includes one in studio class per week, and ends six weeks from your first class. At this time we will check in with you and help you transition to a full membership pro-rated to the end of the current session. Payment for the promo is due on or before the first class. One trial class is permitted upon request. The registration is complete and uniform given once payment is received. We have 3 sessions per year: Fall - September 1 to January 31 Spring - Feb. 1 to June 30 Summer - July 1 to August 31
What do I need for my (or my child's) first class?Wear comfy clothes to your first class, and come about ten minutes early so we can fit you for a gi (uniform) and get you (your child) aquainted and comfortable. If we don't have your size in stock we will do our best to get it in within a week, two at most. Bring your own reusable water bottle.
When can I start?New karate students are welcome any time. Everyone progresses at their own pace, so it isn't necessary to begin at the beginning of a session.
Can I watch my child's karate class?The parents' lounge is equipped with a big screen tv so that you can watch and hear your child's class. This reduces distraction for the students, while still allowing the parents to see their progress.
What forms of payment are accepted?Payment can be made by cheque, cash, or email transfer (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
What discounts are available?5% - 2 members taking karate or dance in the household 10% - 3 or more members taking karate or dance in the household Discounts do not apply to the karate six week promo.
What if I miss a class? What if the studio closes?Makeup classes can be booked for karate classes through the parent portal. When you book an absence in the portal it qualifies you for a makeup class to be booked within 3 months. Self serve, and easy! Studio closures: Each session is reviewed to ensure students average 4 classes per month, and if a class is cancelled due to weather we will switch to a virtual class. Often holidays affect our Monday classes; Monday memberships are pro-rated if we don't have enough Mondays in the session. Weather advisories impacting travel will result in a studio closure. Emails are sent to advise of a closure, and if you have opted in we will also send a text alert.
What style of karate does Triple Arts teach?Our style of karate is Goju-Ryu, and we are members of the IOGKF (International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Federation). We are very proud to train under Sensei Colin Arnold and Miss Madelaine Massey, and under their Sensei, Tetsuji Nakamura. Traditional Okinawan karate teaches us to value some very old traditions.
I WILL DEVELOP MYSELF
IN A POSITIVE MANNER
AND AVOID ANYTHING THAT COULD REDUCE
MY MENTAL GROWTH OR PHYSICAL HEALTH.
I WILL DEVELOP SELF DISCIPLINE
IN ORDER TO BRING OUT THE BEST
IN MY SELF AND OTHERS.
I WILL USE COMMON SENSE BEFORE SELF DEFENSE,
AND NEVER BE OFFENSIVE OR ABUSIVE.
THIS IS A BLACK BELT SCHOOL.
WE ARE DEDICATED.
WE ARE MOTIVATED.
WE'RE ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST!