New timetable
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Posted on 21 / 02 / 2018, 12:39 pm by

The timetable at Balwyn North Dojo has remained the same as it was in 2017, but there have been a few changes to the Ashburton Dojo timetable. The full Ashburton timetable is listed below. Changes from last year are highlighted in bold.

Monday
4:15pm-4:50pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5yo)
5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors-White & Gold Belts
6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors-Orange Belts & above
7:00pm-8:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Tuesday
4:30pm-5:25pm - Juniors-White & Gold Belts (upstairs)
4:30pm-5:25pm - Teenaged Girls (downstairs)
5:30pm-6:25pm - Juniors-Orange to Purple Belts
6:30pm-7:25pm - Juniors-Blue Belts & above
7:30pm-9:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Wednesday
4:15pm-4:50pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5yo)
4:30pm-5:25pm - Juniors-White & Gold Belts (upstairs)
5:30pm-6:25pm - Juniors-Orange Belts & above
6:30pm-7:00pm - Fitness class (open to non-members, please book)
7:00pm-8:00pm - Advanced/Instructors
8:00pm-9:00pm - Balintawak Arnis (Filipino weapons)
 
Thursday
4:30pm-5:25pm - Juniors-White & Gold Belts (upstairs)
4:30pm-5:25pm - Teenaged Girls (downstairs)
5:30pm-6:25pm - Juniors-Orange to Purple Belts
6:00pm-7:00pm - Kumite class (upstairs)
6:30pm-7:25pm - Juniors-Blue Belts & above
7:30pm-8:30pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
Friday
4:30pm-5:25pm - Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts
5:30pm-6:30pm - Juniors-Kata class
 
Saturday
9:00am-9:55am - Juniors-White & Gold Belts
10:00am-10:55am - Juniors-Orange Belts & above
11:00am-12:00pm - Adults & Teens-All Grades
 
I look forward to seeing you all at training soon.
 
Happy new year!
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Posted on 15 / 01 / 2018, 3:50 am by Chris Dimond

Welcome back to Karate for 2018. We have started back to a reduced timetable to ease back into the year and the classes will be as follows for the next 2 weeks:

ASHBURTON DOJO

Tuesday 16th and 23rd January

5:00pm-5:55pm – Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts

6:00pm-6:55pm – Juniors-Red Belts & above

7:30pm-9:00pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

 

Wednesday 17th and 24th January

4:15pm-4:50pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5yo)

5:00pm-5:55pm – Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts

6:00pm-6:55pm – Juniors-Red Belts & above

7:00pm-8:00pm – Advanced/Instructors

 

Thursday 18th and 25th January

5:00pm-5:55pm – Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts

6:00pm-6:55pm – Juniors-Red Belts & above

7:30pm-8:30pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

 

Saturday 20th and 27th January

11:00am-12:00pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

 

BALWYN NORTH DOJO

Monday 15th and 22nd January

5:00pm-5:55pm – Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts

6:00pm-6:55pm – Juniors-Red Belts & above

7:00pm-8:00pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

 

Wednesday 17th and 24th January

5:00pm-5:55pm – Juniors-White, Gold & Orange Belts

6:00pm-6:55pm – Juniors-Red Belts & above

7:00pm-8:00pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

You do not need to book in for these classes. Just turn up and train. Normal timetable will resume at both Dojos on Monday 29th January. I look forward to seeing you all back in training soon.

School Holidays timetable
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Posted on 21 / 09 / 2017, 12:45 pm by Chris Dimond
We will be running a reduced timetable during the 2 weeks of the School Holidays. The timetable at both Dojos will be as follows:
 
Ashburton Dojo
 
Tuesday 26th September & 3rd October
5:30pm- 6:30pm - Juniors - All Grades
7:30pm-9:00pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades 
 
Wednesday 27th September & 4th October
4:15pm-4:50pm - Mighty Mites (4 & 5year olds)
5:30pm- 6:30pm - Juniors - All Grades
7:00pm-8:00pm - Adults and Teens - Advanced 
 
Thursday 28th September & 5th October
5:30pm-6:30pm - Juniors - All Grades
7:30pm-8:30pm - Adults and Teens - All Grades
 
Saturday 30th September & 7th October
11:00am-12:00pm - Adults & Teens - All Grades
 
Balwyn North Dojo
 
Monday 25th September & 2nd October
5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors - White, Gold & Orange Belts
6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:00pm-8:00pm - Adults & Teens - All Grades
 
Wednesday 27th September & 4th October
5:00pm-5:55pm - Juniors - White, Gold & Orange Belts
6:00pm-6:55pm - Juniors - Red Belts & above
7:00pm-8:00pm - Adults & Teens - All Grades
 
You do not need to book in for these classes or pay anything extra. Just turn up and train. We will start back to regular timetable on Monday 9th October. I hope you all enjoy the break from school, work and other activities and I look forward to seeing you all in your gi soon.
New Ashburton Dojo
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Posted on 19 / 06 / 2017, 1:30 am by Chris Dimond

I am very excited to announce that on Friday 23rd June we will be adding a new Ashburton Dojo. It is located at 413 High Street, Ashburton. That Dojo is currently operating as Australian Goju Karate, but it will officially become a Beginner to Black Belt Goju Karate Dojo. All Balwyn North and PLC students are welcome to be training at Ashburton from this Friday. All Ashburton students can continue to train at their normal times. Ashburton students are also welcome to be training at the Balwyn North Dojo. All existing memberships at Ashburton will be honoured and you will remain on your existing belts. We will aim to make the transition as smooth as possible, but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be contacted at beginnertoblackbelt@gmail.com or by phone or SMS on 0411-877-214. I do have plans to add a few clases to the timetable, but for the time being nothing will change. The timetable at Ashburton remains as follows:

Monday

4:15pm-4:50pm – Mighty Mites (4 & 5 year olds)

5:00pm-5:50pm – Juniors-White & Gold Belts

6:00pm-6:50pm – Juniors-Orange Belts & above

 

Tuesday

4:30pm-5:20pm – Juniors-White & Gold Belts

5:30pm-6:20pm – Juniors-Orange to Green Belts

6:30pm-7:20pm – Juniors-Purple Belts & above

7:30pm-9:00pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

 

Wednesday

4:15pm-4:50pm – Mighty Mites (4 & 5 year olds)

5:00pm-5:50pm – Juniors-White & Gold Belts

6:00pm-6:50pm – Juniors-Orange Belts & above

7:00pm-8:00pm – Advanced/Instructors

 

Thursday

4:30pm-5:20pm – Juniors-White & Gold Belts

5:30pm-6:20pm – Juniors-Orange to Green Belts

6:30pm-7:20pm – Juniors-Purple Belts & above

7:30pm-8:30pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

 

Friday

6:00pm-7:00pm – Kata class

 

Saturday

9:00am-9:50am – Juniors-White & Gold Belts

10:00am-10:50am – Juniors-Orange Belts and above

11:00am-12:00pm – Adults & Teens-All Grades

This is a very exciting development for our club and I am very enthusiastic about the years ahead. Some renovations and signage changes will be completed at Ashburton during the school holidays and the first week of Term 3, but I don't foresee any changes to the class schedule during this time. It may mean that many of the classes will be held upstairs during the holidays. I am planning on being at Ashburton for the whole of the last week of this term to introduce myself to all the students and to answer any of their questions. Sensei Steven and the Sempais will be taking care of the Balwyn North classes. I very much look forward to meeting all the Ashburton students soon.

Upcoming Junior Grading
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Posted on 23 / 04 / 2017, 12:51 pm by Chris Dimond

The next Junior Grading will be held on Saturday 29th April at 10:30am. All students with 5 tags on their belt are eligible to grade. The Grading will last for 2 hours. The White Belts will not have to participate in the sparring section, so they should be finished in approximately 90mins. The next Grading after this has not been schedued yet, but it likely to be 4-6 weeks away. Good luck to you all.

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