Great performances at the interclub tournament!

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your participation at last weekend’s interclub tournament. I was really proud of everyone and their performances.  A special thank you to all the judges, scorekeepers and volunteers for your help and support.

Pictures from the tournament can be found here or by clicking in the right side tool bar.

Lastly, just a kind reminder that the holiday party is around the corner.    Thank you for those who have RSVP’d through email/phone/in person.  Those who have yet to respond can do so by visiting the Holiday Party information post here.


PA Day (no class) at Janet Lee School – November 22, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that November 22, 2013 is a PA Day at Janet Lee School.

There is a regularly scheduled class at Sherwood Park Dojo that night from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Everyone is welcomed.

A quick reminder of some upcoming important dates:
November 30 – Inter-club tournament
December 07 – Advance grading
December 10 – 13 Club grading
December 21 – Christmas Party/Movie Night 2:00 pm.  Santa Clause comes at 3:00 pm

Save the Dates: A quick overview of the club’s upcoming events!

November 30, 2013:  Inter-club Tournament (be there by 9:30 am).  Visit for more information.

December 7, 2013:  Advanced belt grading will be held at Sherwood Park at 10:00 am.

December 10 to 13, 2013:  Regular class grading will be held at various location.  Further information will follow in future posts.  Please bring some snacks to share with everybody after grading!

December 21, 2013:  The club’s Holiday Party will be held at Sherwood Park at 2:00 PM.   All club members are invited.  We hope to see everyone there.  Visit for more information.

Fall Inter-Club Karate Tournament – November 30, 2013

Location: Sherwood Park Dojo (Stoney Creek)

Start Time: 10:00am

Tournament Fees:

  • Pre-registration:  $35.00 must be in by November 22, 2013
  • Door registration: $45.00
  • Spectator entry: $5.00 each

Doors open at 9:00 AM.  Competition starts at 10:00 AM.

Mandatory equipment includes head protection, hand protection, mouth guard and jock.

Download your registration form here.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Membership Rates

Dear Parents and Students

J.R.’s Karate Club has always tried to keep membership rates affordable and over the last 6 years has successfully avoided membership rate increases. However, operation costs have steadily raised over time. To help offset these costs an increase in membership rates will be implemented effective September 2013.

The membership fees can been viewed here.

The 2013-2014 Winter Schedule and opening dates can be viewed here.

We value your patronage and look forward to working with returning students and meeting new members!

Thanks! Annual Karate Family Picnic

Thank you to those who came out to this year’s annual karate picnic!

A special thanks goes out to all those who brought delicious dishes to share, to those who donated prizes, to Sensei Julie Bieri for running all the games, and to Mrs. Lou Ramirez for the delicious Shishkabobs!

Pictures from the exciting event can be accessed under “Flickr Photos” on the right side bar or by clicking here.

A kind reminder that the summer schedule has recently been updated.  Please visit the Summer Class Schedule for more information.

Annual Family Potluck Picnic June 22, 2013

Rain or Shine!

Mt. Hope Community Center from 10:00 am to dusk

Join us at the Annual J.R.’s Karate Club Family Picnic!  This is a social outdoor day of fun and games.  All clubs including Bellmoore and St. Mark’s School locations are invited!

Activities  include volleyball, soccer, baseball, egg toss, water balloon fight, egg-on-spoon race, 3 legged race, blind pudding eating contest, and more.   Prizes for the kids and adults are greatly appreciated.

Pot Luck lunch will be served at ~12:00 pm

Roast Pork Dinner will be served at ~4:00 pm

Kindly regard the strict No Nut Environment in effect due to nut allergies

What to Bring:

  • your favorite dish and dessert or salad to share with others so you get to taste their favorite dish too!  There will be a BBQ for raw meats  like kabobs, steak, pork chops, hamburgers or sausages.
  • your own plates, cutlery and drinks
  • a change of clothes (in case you get covered in egg or soaked in water)
  • lawn chairs and sporting equipment such as baseball glove/bat, soccer ball, volleyball, etc.

Complete the contact form below to confirm your attendance (specify how many people are  in your group) and let us know what dish we can expect so there aren’t many duplicates.  Alternatively, let  Lou know these details at your next class or email us.

Picnic 2012

Registration for Summer Karate Classes is now open

The summer schedule runs from July 4th to Aug. 29, 2013

Location:                    Time               Starts              Finish             Day

Valley Park        6:30 – 8:00          July 4             Aug. 29        Thursday

Binbrook            6:30 – 7:30           July 9             Aug. 27        Tuesday

Sherwood          6:30 – 7:30           July 10           Aug. 28        Wednesday

All regular season classes will be finish on the 3rd week of June.

The 2013-14 season begins October 1st,2013