Karate reopen still pending

Hello Everyone,

I hope you’re having a wonderful safe day!

The City of Hamilton is working very diligently to create safety protocols for the use of rec centers. As soon as the City of Hamilton finalizes their COVID-19 safety protocols, we will be opening the karate club. We very much look forward to when this can happen. We will keep you posted.

Thank you very much for your patience,

Sensei Joe Ramirez Tel. #905-520-2371 / 905-387-2895

J.R.’s Karate Club Reopen Update

We appreciate your patience during this uncertain time.

Our start date of resuming classes has been postponed. We are waiting for the City of Hamilton to confirm an open date for us. We will send an update to you the moment we are notified.

We anticipate that space will be very limited. Due to COVID-19 we are anticipating restrictions on the number of people permitted into the building as well as other new changes that are expected to be relayed to us in time. If you haven’t done so yet, kindly email/call us to notify us of your intentions to join or postpone your return.

We look forward to seeing you again in the dojo. In the meantime, stay safe!

Sensei Joe



Classes to Reopen in September

Dear Karateka and Parents,
I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer and was able to practice physical distancing to stay safe.
Due to COVID-19 we had to close in March 2020 to make sure that everyone stayed healthy. I have good news! We are planning to reopen and welcome everyone back on September 8, 2020!
We are going to practice strict physical distancing guidelines and everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the Dojo. We are still waiting from the City of Hamilton to learn what new protocols may be implemented and required from us.
In order to plan for our reopen, we need a headcount right now to see how many students, both new and returning, will be joining us.
Please email me at jrskarateclub@yahoo.ca or call 905-520-2371 and let me know if you or your child will be joining us.
Looking forward to hearing from you and getting back to the dojo!
Sensei Joe

Closed for the Summer/Reopen in September

Hi Everyone,
Due to COVID-19 we have extended the suspension of karate classes throughout the summer.  This means that we remain closed for July and August 2020.
We plan to reopen the fall and winter season on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 6:00 to 7:00 PM and Thursday September 10, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
I hope that you and your family have been safe and well during these unprecedented times.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
Sensei Joe
Tel. #905-387-2895 / 905-520-2371

Summer classes postponed due to COVID-19

To protect the health and safety of the community from the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Hamilton is extending the facility closures up to the end of May 2020. This means that our summer season’s opening must be postponned.

J.R.’s Karate Club will NOT be cashing post dated checks for April and May 2020. They will be shredded and discarded in a responsible manner.

You will be informed via notifications like this one when our summer season start date will be; however, we are planning/hoping for June 2, 2020.

Although we are unable to welcome you to the club at this time, we look forward to seeing you when we re-open!

In the meantime, stay safe, wash your hands and be kind.

J.R.’s Karate Club and COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve day-to-day in Canada, the primary focus of J.R.’s karate Club is protecting the health and safety of our community.   In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Hamilton Wentworth Recreation facilities is shutting down until April 5, 2020.

All karate classes and the Open House will be cancelled during this period.  Hopefully we will reopen on April 7, 2020.  Please watch your email for our updates.  Meanwhile, stay home and be safe.

Sensei Joe Ramirez

J.R.’s Open House Bring a Friend Day!

When:  Thursday April 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Binbrook Memorial Hall


Students and their friends will have the opportunity to take a class together and show their friends what they have learned over the past while (punching, kicking, blocking, etc.)!  We will be showcasing both kata and kumite to our new friends.  There will also be some games and prizes for our all who attend.
It will be a pizza party too so feel free bring some snacks to share with everyone!
Any new students who sign up for karate that night will receive a free uniform (gi)!  This is offered to new sign ups only.
For more info, please call 905-520-2371.
Hope to see you there!

Karate Updates

Last class for Binbrook is December 19, 2019. We are going to have Christmas party so feel free to please bring cookies, candies, or any finger foods to share with everyone. Let’s have some fun!

Classes resume on January 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  Please note that there is no class on January 30 and March 16 – 20 (March break).
On behalf of J.R.’s karate club we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All.
Sensei Joe Ramirez & family

Grading November 28, 2019

Just a reminder that karate grading for the Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held on November 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Requirement for grading:
– full white gi uniform
– know your kata, terminology
– knuckles push up:
—– minimum 5 push ups for White and Yellow belts
—– minimum 10 push ups for Orange and Green belts
—– minimum 20 push ups for advanced belts
Bring your sparring equipment including jocks for boys.
Please feel free to bring some snacks or drinks to share with everyone.
Good luck,
Sensei Joe
Black Belt, 7th dan
Tel. (905) 387-2895
Cell (905) 520-2371