Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book my class, before coming to the Dojo?

Yes, due to new changes you will be required to book your class online. One cannot reserve spots more than a week at a time. This will be unfair for other students. A waitlist will be available. If you are booked and have to cancel, please do so asap. This will open your space for wait listers.

How are payments made?

E-transfer is preferred, however, cash, cheque and credit cards are acceptable.

Are there new changes to the Dojo due to COVID-19?

To ensure the health and saftey of our students instructors, we have added new mesures.

  • If possible, students arriving by car or nearby are encouraged to wear their gi to and from training.
    Only three students at a time are allowed in the change room. Showers prohibited.
  • Visitors/spectators prohibited. Please wait outside or visit the nearby coffee shop.
  • Upon entering the dojo, first, sanitize your hands with gel provided. Second, after removing footwear and storing, spray your feet with the fast-drying spray. Because you have to hold the bottle to spray, please sanitize your hands again.
  • Dispensers are located at the entrance/reception, front and back of the dojo and also outside the change rooms. Please wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap in the change room.
  • Bring your own water bottles and place it in the dojo cubby-hole along with your personal items. There will also be disinfecting wipes for you to wipe your spot before and after you leave

What is the class schedule?

  • There will be two classes per day with a maximum of eighteen (18) students and instructors per class with six feet social distancing (floor marking).
  • Classes are from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes begin and end on the allotted time. 30 minutes is allotted for dojo sanitization before, in between, and after classes.
  • Should the need arise for more classes, another earlier class from 4:30pm to 5:30pm may be considered.
  • The line up for the opening and closing bowing ceremony shall be from your designated spot; only standing bows.
  • Please do not shake hands; greet each other with a bow.
  • Only “silent kiai” and no loud utterances of “osu” or rei!”
  • Kumite/bunkai will be social distanced.

At what age can someone start training?

At IKD Honbu, we start teaching children from the age of 6. We no longer offer classes for 4 year olds.

I am too old to start Karate?

No, as long as you are over the age of 6 years, you are able to learn.

Do you offer any trial classes?

Yes, we offer two free classes. You can book your class online or contact us at: / 416-694-8694.

Where can I buy a Karate Unifrom?

We sell Karate unifroms (GI) at the Dojo.

How much are your fees?

Please sent us an e-mail, indicating which Dojo location you are intrested in. We will then send you our information package. E-mail