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GRADING on Saturday, June 15th: 9 am for Juniors and 1 pm for Teens/Adults. Not everyone will be graded. We remind you that it is EXTREMELY POOR ETIQUETTE to ask if you are being graded and/or to object if you are not graded this time or do not pass! Simply be prepared. Thank you.
There will be kata practice every Sunday morning at 9 am from May 5th to June 9th. These informal practices are free and open to all ages and levels so you may prepare for the upcoming grading on June 15th. One or more of the Sempais will be there to help you, but these are not formal classes (come and go as you please).
Thanks in no small measure to contributions from students and parents of West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île, one of our students, Alice Marlowe, met and exceeded her fundraising goal for breast cancer research! Congratulations Alice...awesome job! Click here to find out her final tally and see her new hairdo. :-)
West Island Karate ® and Karaté de L'Île are martial arts schools located in Beaconsfield and Île-Perrot, respectively, on the west island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (also serving Pincourt, Kirkland, Pierrefonds, Pointe-Claire and Dollard-des-Ormeaux). The dojo (school) was founded by Sensei John Kalaidopoulos (4th Dan) in 1997. West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île hosts the Canadian Junior Kyokushin Championships, our annual tournament for juniors which is the premier event of its kind in Canada. We teach Kyokushin Karate the traditional way in a friendly, family-oriented environment with an emphasis on technique, physical fitness, and the building of the mind and spirit. While always having fun and being challenged, our students learn much more than a respected martial art and self-defense. They also learn invaluable lessons which can be applied to every aspect of their lives, now and in the future. This is the Kyokushin way.
The West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île website serves several purposes:
To convey what West Island Karate and Karaté de L'Île are all about and to show that we are not just any typical karate dojo...our spirit, knowledge and sense of community set us apart.