Dojo Newsletter – February 2017

by Elizabeth Lotto on February 15, 2017

Matsumoto Dojo Kid’s Dojo Tournament 2017

Our students are invited to participate in Sensei Daisuke’s tournament at his dojo in Manhattan. As this is a smaller tournament and it is local, it provides a great learning opportunity for your child. We highly advise that you talk to your child about participating in either kata (forms) or kumite (fighting). This will prepare them for the bigger tournaments often held in late Spring or early Summer. Not only will they have the chance to test their skills, they will meet children from other dojos. Please let us know that you intend to register your child so that we can prepare them in class. Several of our students are either coming to class early or staying late to prepare for kata. We are happy to help your child succeed – send us an email at if you want your child to participate and get extra training. The fabric karate protectors – white padded gloves and shin pads that can be purchased at the front desk will be required for kumite. Chest protectors will be provided by Matsumoto Dojo.

The details can be found in these links: Tournament Schedule | Registration Form | Belt/Rank Conversion Chart

Saturday Classes at Midwood Martial Arts

We are going into our 3rd week of offering Saturday classes and thank all who have been attending. If you want to keep this class going, please be sure to attend. The extra day is a great opportunity for you or your child to workout and improve. In this class, Sempai Liz will go over basics, kata, drills, and sparring. The fabric karate protectors – white padded gloves and shin pads that can be purchased at the front desk are recommended. Saturday classes are held at 11am(kids) and 12pm(adults). See you there!

February 5th Belt Test 
Thank you to everyone who showed up to make the test a memorable event. We appreciate it. All of our children and adults fought hard to earn their new stripes or belts. Congratulations! If you were not chosen to test this time around, come to class as often as possible and train hard. Every class is an opportunity to learn something new. Osu!



Promotion Test, Sunday, February 5th

January 17, 2017

Our winter belt test will be held on Sunday, February 5th starting at 1pm. Please wear your full uniform and arrive early. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

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Saturday Classes Return in February

January 9, 2017

Starting on February 4th we will have class for children ages 4-12 at 11am and for adults and teens from noon-1pm. This class will ususally be taught by Sempai Liz Lotto.

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Happy New Year Training!

January 8, 2017

Twenty-two of our students ranging from white to black belt attended New Year’s Training 2017. We punched, kicked, burpeed, ate and drank to welcome the new year. Osu!

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New Year’s Training, Saturday, Jan 7 at 10am

December 20, 2016

We invite all current and past students to greet the New Year traditionally – with many punches and kicks. Students and their families will then join us for a pot-luck party. Please wear your full uniform and bring food or drink to share. RSVP so we know how many to expect. Osu!

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No Class Christmas and New Year’s Days

December 18, 2016

NYCFC will be closed on Sunday, Dec 25 and January 1 so we will not have classes those days. We plan to hold New Year’s Training on the weekend of Jan 7 + 8, 2017 so please look for more posts about that. Happy Holidays!

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016

NYC Fitness Club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th so we will not hold classes that day. All other classes this week will be held as scheduled. Please note that Sensei Dante will hold Kickboxing class on Friday, November 25th from 12:30-1:30pm for those adults and teens who want to work off […]

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Karate Promotion Test, Sunday, October 16 1pm

September 28, 2016

Our second belt promotion test at NYC Fitness Club is set for Sunday, October 16th. You will be contacted by our staff telling you what rank you should test for. Please come early for the 1:30pm start and wear your full uniform. All students, of all ranks and ages will start the test at 1:30pm. […]

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Flatbush Frolic 2016

September 26, 2016

A big thanks to all of our students who came out for the Frolic on Sunday, Sept 25. It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all. Osu!

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Flatbush Frolic, Sun 9/25 CLASS on Cortelyou Road

September 19, 2016

We will be at the Flatbush Frolic on the Corner of Cortelyou and Argyle Roads offering a free karate class for all ages at 1pm on Sunday, September 25th. We will not hold classes at NYC Fitness Club THAT DAY ONLY, so please come take a free class with us at the Frolic. You and […]

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