No classes during upcoming closures!

  Hi everyone, The Center on Main will have a couple closures that will be occurring before the end of the year. During this time we will not have our regularly scheduled Karate classes.  Please see below for details on the closures: October 11 th – October 18th We have been notified by the Verrado Community Association's operations ...
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Kyu Grading 2021!

It's finally here!  It has been a year since our last grading.  COVID hit us hard and our practice slowed down, but did not bring us down!  Our next testing date is this Friday, April 16, 2021 when we expect 10 karateka to test for their 10, 9 and 8 kyu!  Wish them luck! 
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New Chess Club in Verrado!

There is a new club in town!  Simba Dojo is hosting a free chess club as part of the services to the Verrado Community.  Yes we encourage our karate patrons to play the ancient game of chess, which teaches strategy, concentration, problem solving and a host of other benefits!  It is truly a game in which all the world's great warrior...
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Happy Holidays!

We hope everyone had a great holiday this year!  Despite all the hardships, we took time to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas!   As we approach the new year, we at Simba Dojo are planning several critical changes.   First, the class schedule has changed.  Our 4 o'clock class has moved to 4:30 pm to accommodate Sen...
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2020 Simba Dojo Holiday Schedule Changes

Thurs Nov 26 and Fri Nov 27:    No Class in observance of the holidays.We are thankful for each and every one of you and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Wed Dec 2, Fri Dec 4 and Mon Dec 7:    No Class:The multipurpose room will be closed due to holiday programming and decorating.Please check the board for events. Tues De...
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We are open!

All classes have resumed and we have expanded our schedule!  We have retained our old class times and we have added two more classes filling the gaps on Tuesday and Thursday.  We urge all our student to continue to exercise safety precautions, wear face coverings, wash hands and use the sanitizers provided by the gym.   Students...
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COVID-19 Update

We hope to announce the beginning of classes soon!  Our tentative start date is September 14!  We have been working with the Verrado team to ensure our continued service in the community.  Like all other businesses and organizations, 2020 has been a difficult year for us.  However, we are determined to continue our club here in ...
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Alert COVID-19: Classes have been temporarily suspended

 Alert COVID-19: Classes have been temporarily suspended again! The Center on Main Street is compliant with the governors executive order to close down it's gym until the end of July.  Please keep checking back for updates.
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COVID-19 Update: Classes Resume 6-17-20

Classes resume:  June 17, 2020 Where: The Center on Main™ in Verrado® 4239 N Village Street Buckeye, AZ 85396, USA Days:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday Time:4:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:30 to 8:30 pm Safety Action Plan 1. The exercise room has a maximum capacity of 20 people.  We ask that if we have over 20 people come into the room that non...
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COVID-19 Class Update

We are in the stages of planning to resume classes at The Center in Verrado.  We do not have an exact start date at this time, but we hope it will be within the next couple of weeks.  We are currently in discussion about our safety plan with the administrators.  Please keep alert for further information.  We appreciate your pati...
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COVID-19 Class Suspension

Hello Everyone, I am sure that we are all feeling the hardships of the Corona Virus has brought us all.  Our club, Simba Dojo is also experiencing the realities of the situation.  For the next couple of weeks we will be taking a break from teaching class.  As the virus spreads, the death tolls in the United states raise to 150 and ke...
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Arizona Matsuri

Come and check out this wonderful Japanese cultural event!  Boasting 72 stage performances, Japanese exhibits, food, demonstrations and arts and crafts. This year's theme is Samurai.  See many martial arts demonstrations from a variety of local clubs.  Free admission, February 22 and 23 at the Steel Indian School Park and Central, Ph...
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Important Dates

Tues February 4, 2020 - The Verrado Community Association will be hosting Meet the Candidates 5 to 8 pm. Wed February 12, 2020 - All Karate classes are cancelled for this day.  The Center will be hosting a meeting and the room will not be available.   Tues March 3, 2020 - Verrado Community Associations' annual meetings will be held a...
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Holiday Cheers!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday this year!  Monday December 23, from 4 pm to 5 pm, will be our last class before the holidays.  Don't forget to bring your haiku as we will be sharing them in class.  So please be sure to make it!  We will not be having class on Wednesday December 25, 2019 nor on January 1, 2020 in observance...
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Welcome to our Dojo Blog

The Dojo Blog allows our members to communicate ideas and concepts to our readers. The information presented here does not necessarily reflect the official views of Simba Dojo. ​ ​ Blog now ​Students of Simba Dojo will be allowed to participate in our blogging platform. Browse media Embedding images and videos is fast and easy. ​ Blog rating Users ...
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