No Class 2nd Wednesday of each Month

​Well it is this time again where the leadership meeting takes precedence over our Karate class.  There will be no class on March 14, 2018.  The dedicated Karate-ka of our dojo will not let that stop their practice, however, and expect everyone to spend the hour in the comfort of their own homes in practice or contemplation.

Thank you everyone for understanding and dedication! 

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Happy Holidays!

 Our instructors are taking a Holiday break this year. So there will be no classes from Monday December 18, 2017 through January 5, 2018. We will resume normal scheduled classes on Monday January 8, 2018! We truly wish all of our former, current and future students a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our last class of the year occurred on Friday December 15. I am told everyone showed up and had a great time. Unfortunately, I did not make it in as I had to work, but Sensei CC brought in cup cakes and probably her usual ice cream. It really was intended for our students, but we were very surprised with the warm wishes and gifts we received from our students. I want to thank everyone for your acknowledgment, support and hard work!

May we all continue to grow, learn and make another small step to perfection in 2018!

Hope to see you all soon!

W. Miller

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Halloween Spooktacular 2017

It's been a couple of weeks past Halloween now, but not at Simba Dojo! Simba Dojo participated at Verrado's Halloween Spooktacular this year by hosting a free photo shoot for everyone who came dressed up in a costume. It was lots of fun participating in the event, there was a lot going on and a lot of participation from the community. I heard there was a costume contest, free popcorn, games and other activities, but we wouldn't know because we were so busy taking pictures and processing them that we could not look around ourselves. In fact, we were there long after the event was over, still with a line of people waiting patiently for their pictures. We did the best we could and most were patient and appreciative. Behind the scenes, for two weeks after the event, Simba Dojo was still working on the photos and have finally finished! You can check out all of the photos in our gallery on our website at You will have to search through the gallery and photos to find the one of your child or family. Because of the volume of participants and the speed we were working at, there was no other way to handle it efficiently. You may right click on the photo and download them to your computer for editing or photo processing. If you did not get what you want, or did not participate in this year's photo shoot, maybe we will get invited to do this again next year! Hope you all enjoy the photos!
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Important Dates and Times

Sunday August 27, 2017 -Karate Workshop 2pm to 6pm.  Polish up your karate!

Monday August 28, 2017  -Verrado Leadership meeting moved to Tuesday.  Classes will occur as normal!

Wednesday September 13, 2017 -No class due to Verrado Leadership Meeting.

Saturday October 28, 2017 -Halloween Bash -Come bring your kids and enjoy the activities!

Sunday October 29, 2017 -Kyu testing 2pm to 6pm

Tuesday November 14, 2017 -No classes due to Verrado Leadership Meeting.

New day and times:

Zen Meditation and Qi Gong - Mondays 8:30pm to 9:30pm

The Tuesday morning meditation classes are no longer offered and moved to this new convenient time!


Verrado Class Schedule:

Shotokan Karate - Meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4pm to 5pm and 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Zen Meditation - Mondays only 8:30 to 9:30pm


Goodyear Class Schedule:

Beginining Shotokan Karate - Monday 6pm to 7pm


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No Class on Wednesday August 9, 2017

Hello Karate-ka (karate practitioners),

It is that time again and the Verrado Assembly will be using the room for their meetings.  There will be no karate class this Wednesday August 9, 2017, but we will resume regular class the following Friday.  I am sorry for the late notice as we just received the notice ourselves.

Also for future reference there is no classes on the following days do to scheduled Verrado meetings:  August 28, September 13 and November 14 2017.

We are working with Verrado to schedule a Sunday karate workshop / kyu testing to make up for some of these missing classes. Also our Zen Meditation class will be moving to evenings.

We will let everyone know of the date and times when we get conformation and sign the contracts with Verrado.

See everyone on Friday!
CC and Woody

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Website Construction

Some of you may have realized that our website has been down for a few weeks.  I have been busy locating a new server to host our website and I finally found a new alternative to our old host.  Switching servers is a process and time consuming as I manage several other websites as well.  Because technology changes very quickly, I decided to rebuild the website from scratch using the new updated software.  So please be patient as our website progresses over the next few weeks!  For those who have been wondering, yes we are still operational and teaching Karate!  If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us!



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Thank you for visiting Makimono!

​Generally the word makimono in Japanese refers to something that is rolled up.  It can be used to mean rolled up sushi, a Japanese dish.  It can also be describing a scroll with written texts or pictures to pass on knowledge much like we use books today.   In this case, however we use the word Makimono to refer to Simba Dojo's blog..

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