Where the tradition of Karate continues to grow.

Karate Lessons for Seniors? Umm – ya!

If you’re looking to increase your flexibility, improve your cardio-vasular strength, feel good about yourself and have fun – then Pennell’s Karate Dojo is for you!  Canadian Senior Years, a website designed specifically to provide people over 50 with all sorts of great information wrote a great article called, Martial Arts for Seniors? A Fitness Alternative that sites a study released by Dalhousie University in Halifax in which they state that Karate lessons for those over 50 years old can greatly benefit your…

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Stress Happens – Manage It.

We’ve all got things to worry about.  Whether it’s work, kids or bills, there is always something on our mind.  The key to avoiding a mental breakdown is to manage your stress properly.  My Karate instructor always said, “Acknowledge your stress – but don’t let it control you.”  Words to live by in my opinion.  So what exactly did he mean?  Well basically, if you don’t acknowledge your stress – you will be consumed by it.  One way we leveraged…

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Sensei Ota – May 31st & June 1st.

Students, Sensei Ota will be coming to train in Whitby on May 31st and June 1st.  This is a huge opportunity for me to learn the latest developments in our style, so that I may pass the insights on to all of you.  We will be working on everything from advanced Bo, sparring and advanced Kata.  I’m really excited to have this time with Sensei Ota, as he is the highest ranking Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu practitioner outside of Okinawa Japan!  This is…

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Dojo prep continues!

Konichiwa, students! The new Niagara St. Dojo preparations are coming along nicely!  The Dojo will have a great tatami sport foam floor.  This will provide a durable and safe surface for us to practice our techniques. The response so far on the site has been great!  Some people have been asking if the Dojo will be opening early.  Due to preparation requirements, classes are still slated to begin on June 3rd. Karate Dojo registration forms are now all online and…

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