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We are now accepting registrations for our Early Start Karate Fall session. Classes will begin Tuesday September 2nd, 2014. Class Time 4::00pm - 4:30pm. Call now or write to Register your 3 - 5 year old for this special class designed for children of that age.

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Renseikan Dojo is a martial arts school located in Dunbarton-Fairport United Church, Pickering, Ontario. We provide instruction in the traditional martial arts of Shorin-Ryu Karate, Yoshinkan Aikido and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. In addition to basic and advanced martial arts skills, each of our disciplines also contains a self-defense component. Our chief instructor, Ward Jardine, has been training students in the Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa) and east Toronto area (Scarborough) for over 30 years.

The dojo is located in Dunbarton-Fairport United Church. The address is 1066 Dunbarton Rd (Dixie and Highway 2) in Pickering. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday morning and evenings and Saturday mornings. Download the full schedule here. Our fees can be found on the web site.


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We are posting regular pictures and videos from our classes on our FaceBook Page. We will continue to keep our web site up to date with schedule changes, special events and announcements but our Facebook page will be updated with daily class pictures and videos and commentaries. Be sure to LIKE our page. Facebook sometimes stops sending you posts unless you make comments from time to time so be sure to add your comments and share our posts with your friends and families.


Karate in the Park

Join us on Saturday, October 18th in Adam's Park for a morning of outdoor karate training. This event is open to all karate students. We will start at 9am at the Rozell Rd. entrance. Training will last two hours. In the event of rain, we will be training at the dojo. Remember to bring running shoes, hats, sunscreen and water bottles. Also please bring weapons. Take them home Thursday night after classes.


Jodo and Aikido in the Park

Join us on Sunday, October 19th in Adam's Park for a morning of outdoor Jodo training. This event is open to all students(Jodo, Aikido and Karate. This will be an introduction to Jodo for all interested Karate and Aikido students and advanced instruction for the Jodo students. Jodo is a fantastic art to enhance aikido and karate training. We will start at 9am at the Rozell Rd. entrance. Training will last two hours. In the event of rain, we will be training at the dojo. Remember to bring running shoes, hats, sunscreen, water bottles and of course your weapons(Bokken and Jo). We will have some extras there. Take them home Thursday night after classes.


Karate Sandan Tests

Join us on Monday, October 20th in the dojo for two karate sandan tests. Come out and show your support for Christopher and Kelly as they test for their sandan in Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do. Tests begin at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm.



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Join us on Friday, October 24th in the dojo World Karate Day. Dojo's around the world in all different karate styles will be performing 100 kata at the exact same time. The event originates in Okinawa and begins 6:30am on Saturday, October 25. That corresponds to Friday, October 24th at 4:30pm. Expect to spend about 2 hours to complete your 100 kata. There is no time limit so everyone who knows at least one karate kata can participate.

Because our philosophy is based on the traditional, non sport martial arts, beginners, intermediate belts and advanced belts are encouraged to develop at their own pace. At our dojo, we view our students' self-development to be far more important than the achievement of rank. We understand how intimidating starting a new activity can be, and have structured our classes so that beginners can work comfortably in a class with intermediate and advanced belts.

We have developed this Web site to provide you with information about our dojo, the martial arts we teach (Karate, Aikido, Jodo) , our philosophy and our instruction. We are always adding more articles and other content to our web site for our visitors, as well as a regular updates to Our Dojo Blog, our Calendar of Events and our Facebook Page. So if you enjoyed your visit today, don't forget to bookmark our site for return visits.

If you, or your child(ren), are interested in starting in the martial arts, check out our schedule and drop by to try a class. Trying out a class is often the best way to decide whether a martial arts school is the right one for you. If you have been looking for an activity to do with your child, check out our Family Classes. We train many parent-child student pairs and many families and offer a family rate for interested students. Our training fees can be found on our web site.

If you have any questions about our Dojo, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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