Reopen postponed until April 2021

Hi Parents and Karateka, 

I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.

We had intended to reopen the club on January 5, 2020; however, at this time, Hamilton remains in the red zone and health concerns are on the rise. Because of this, we had to make the difficult decision to remain closed and postpone our reopen. We hope that we are able welcome everyone back again in April 2021 when hopefully we have successfully flattened the curve. Our main priority remains the health and safety of our fellow students and teachers.

Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2021!

Yours truly,

Sensei Joe

Classes will resume January 2021

We have received the go-ahead from the City of Hamilton to open the club!
In order to allow time for the second wave to settle, we will start January 5, 2020 at Binbrook Hall at 6:30 pm. 
We’ll be in touch in late December with more details. In the meantime, have a safe and happy holiday!
Yours truly,

Sensei Joe

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 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!