Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book my class, before coming to the Dojo?
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 416-694-8694.
Where can I buy a Karate Unifrom?
We sell Karate unifroms (GI) at the Dojo.