• Reduced Club Dues!
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    Really big news for us and our community, Simba Dojo reduced its club dues by 50%!  We now ask that all club members pay $30 per month instead of the regular $60 monthly dues.  There are several factors that influenced the reduction in fees, and really it has nothing to do with attracting more students.  The main reason we are able to do this reduction is that we saved a considerable amount by joining the Amateur Athletic Union.  This allowed for a drastic reduction in our initial costs for liability insurance.  As a result of joining AAU, it had an additional financial burden placed on our students as now each student it required to be a member.  Fortunately, the fees are very reasonable at 40 dollars for adults and 18 for kids per year.  So yes, that is an extra fee we never asked before, but the overall result is worth the savings!  There is an extra benefit for being part of AAU and that it every member has a certain amount of liability insurance!  

    Written on Thursday, 13 October 2022 04:06 in Announcements Be the first to comment! Read 76 times
  • Class Cancellations!
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    The good news is that we will still be having classes at 7:30 pm!  Unfortunately, the 5:00 classes have been canceled.  We have been hanging in there, but the Verrado people wanted the space for other events and asked us to make room for them.  Not to put the blame on that factor totally, but we did lose a few students that have not returned from vacations or illness.  So now it is time to rebuild our student population and who knows we may be able to offer more times in the future.  We will stay open, so to our loyal students and future students, we will always find a way to keep practicing our Karate!

    In other news, Simba Dojo has joined AAU Sports National Karate program!  We are very excited about this which will bring new opportunities for our club.  But more on this later!


    Take care and hope to see everyone soon!

    Written on Friday, 30 September 2022 15:23 in Announcements Be the first to comment! Read 65 times
  • Register for Belt Testing!
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    Register now for grading!  

    It’s that time again!  Our next kyu testing date is Saturday, May 14, 2022, and will be here in no time.  In order to be prepared for this event, we need you to register as early as possible.  Syllabi will be available upon registration.  The registration fee is $25.  

    Written on Friday, 22 April 2022 15:22 in Announcements Be the first to comment! Read 226 times Read more...
  • Simba Dojo and COVID 19
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    Simba Dojo and COVID 19

    Please do not come to class if experiencing symptoms!

    Get vaccinated for both the flu and COVID!

    Keep your distance from others in class!

    Help keep your environment clean!

    Wash your hands before and after class!

    Use an anti-viral hand lotion!

    Wear your face mask and or shield while in class!

    Make it a habit to wear your gi to class.

    Wash your gi after every workout.

    Shower shortly after each workout.

    Use common sense and respect the rights of others.

    Above all else, take care of yourself!

    Written on Tuesday, 05 April 2022 05:00 in COVID Be the first to comment! Read 273 times
  • No Class Dates!
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    Hello, the Verrado Assembly will be utilizing the room that we normally have class in on the following days:

     Wednesday, March 9

     Wednesday, April 13

     Wednesday, May 11

     Regular Karate classes will not be held at that time.  We will be looking at alternative programming during that time as they are allowing us to use of the patio and park.

    Written on Tuesday, 05 April 2022 04:56 in Announcements Be the first to comment! Read 244 times


Tuesday, 05 April 2022 06:07

What is a Haiku?

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A haiku (俳句) is a type of Japanese poem that consists of 17 syllables.  In the simplest sense, a haiku can be written and enjoyed by everyone!  The haiku does not have to employ words that rhyme such as in other types of poetry, but it does have a rhythm and rules that govern its formation.  In Japan haiku is written in a single vertical line.  In English, the three phrases are written as three separate lines.  Traditionally a haiku is written using this framework:


  1. Kiru: The use of a cutting word that separates two ideas.
  2. On: A haiku consists of 17 syllables total, with three phrases. The first and third phrase consisting of 5 syllables, while the middle phrase has 7.
  3. Kijo:A reference to the seasons with topics that can extend to the heavens, earth, weather, nature, animals, and others.
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 06:04

Simba Dojo Haiku

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Pines wave in the breeze,

 Karate is my life dream,

 Simba my spirit.

                       -Sensei Miller