So your ready to try Karate..........
First Time Student Checklist
1- Research the Ontario Karate College,IKD and Shotokan Karate. This site is packed with information! Read as much as you can prior to your first class. This will give you a head start.
2- Select a Beginner class to attend. Beginner classes are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at the OKC Honbu Dojo.
3- When you arrive at your first class you will be given some paper work to fill out. Children under 18 are required to have their forms signed by a legal parent or guardian. Remember: Your first class is always free to try!
4- Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts and yoga/active wear are ideal. Training is done in barefeet. Remove all jewlery, including earrings and watches.
5- Arrive early. You will want enough time to finish your paper work and get aquainted with the Dojo before class starts.
6- Sweat! Karate is an amazing work out for not only the body but the mind. Be prepared for a good physical workout that is tailored to your fitness level and abilities.
7- Ask questions. Instructors and Staff of the Ontario Karate College are here to assist and guide you through your growth and development as a karate-ka.
8- Be proud! You are now a member of one of the most prestigious organizations in the world. Welcome to the Ontario Karate College. Osu!