We are thrilled to invite you to our annual Kagami Biraki Celebration, a time-honored tradition in the world of martial arts that symbolizes renewal, recommitment, and the spirit of continuous improvement.
Join us at the Jennings School of Karate Dojo on Sunday, January 7th at 11:00 AM for a day filled with energy, camaraderie, and the spirit of martial arts. This event is not just a celebration but an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our practice and goals for the year ahead.
We are thrilled to announce a special event organized by Tsuruoka Karate Ontario (TKO) and hosted by Jennings School of Karate (JSK)!
What an exhilarating start to June it's been! On the 4th, our formidable JSK team, consisting of 12 skilled karatekas, showcased their prowess at the Toronto Open Karate Tournament. In an arena packed with talent from Ontario, Quebec, and across Canada, our team emerged victorious, bringing back an impressive haul of 12 medals.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our athletes, who demonstrated not just skill but an inspiring dedication to their craft. It is their unwavering commitment to training that has led to such an accomplishment. While not every bout ended with a medal, we take pride in each performance. As is the nature of competitive sport, there are ups and downs - we celebrate the highs, and learn from the lows. Remember, the only true defeat lies in not learning from the experience.
Allow us to share the spotlight and applaud our medalists:
VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND:
May 18th - May 22nd
From May 18th to May 22nd, there will be no classes. Take this opportunity to relax, recharge, and enjoy the long weekend with your loved ones. We'll be back in action before you know it!
KYU & BROWN BELT
GRADING: Saturday, June 17th
Our Kyu & Brown Belt Grading event will be taking place on Saturday, June 17th. Please note that there will be no regular classes on this day, as our instructors will be dedicated to ensuring the grading process runs smoothly. Put in your best effort, showcase your progress, and take the next step in your karate journey!
WEEKEND: June 30th - July 3rd
We're proud to be Canadian, and what better way to celebrate than with a well-deserved break? From June 30th to July 3rd, Jennings School of Karate will be closed in observance of Canada Day weekend. Enjoy the festivities, fireworks, and all the great things this wonderful country has to offer. Let's show our Canadian spirit!
July 1st to September 11th
To make the most of the summer season, we will be implementing revised class hours from July 1st to September 11th. During this period, classes will run from Monday to Thursday only. This adjustment will allow you to enjoy your summer weekends while maintaining a consistent training schedule throughout the week. We believe that this will provide you with the perfect balance between your martial arts journey and your summer activities.
Please note that these summer hours will be in effect starting from June 30th, which marks the beginning of our Canada Day weekend break.
Sensei Jim Jennings
Jennings School of Karate is thrilled to announce that our talented athletes, Quincey Palmer and Allyson Gunn, have both earned gold medals at the prestigious Ontario Winter Games.
This remarkable achievement is a source of pride for our school, and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students. The success of Quincey and Allyson is a shining example of the level of excellence that can be attained through commitment to our karate program. We extend our warmest congratulations to Quincey and Allyson on their well-deserved victory, and express our gratitude for representing Jennings School of Karate with such distinction.
This outstanding performance is a testament to the exceptional training, guidance, and support that our school provides to our students, and we look forward to more great accomplishments in the future.
Sensei Jim Jennings