June 2022

No Class Monday 13 June (public holiday)

June 2022

Temperature controlled tatami

Ok so winter has begun, and right on time! It is freezing❄️out there, but we are fortunate enough to have temperature controlled training. The air is always clean and comfortable in the dojo.

April 2022

Save the Date: 31 July 2022

The OKUKAN TAIKAI 2022 will be held on Sunday 31 July. Family and friends are welcome to watch. All students are encouraged to participate. Save the date! 👊🏻

8 February 2022

Round-robin kumite!

Details provided in class. Starts this week. 🥊

5 January 2022

Classes restart Thursday 6 January 2022

The DOJO reopens Thursday 6 January 2022. All classes running as normal.

13 December 2021

🌲 DOJO holidays 2021🌲

Classes cease 24 December 2021 to 5 January 2022, for the DOJO holiday period. Classes restart Thursday 6 January 2022.

3 December 2021

💨Our medical-grade HEPA air purifiers have arrived

In addition to the DOJO’s natural-air flow, we now have medical-grade HEPA filters, housing three levels of filtration: pre-filter; medical-grade HEPA filter; commercial-grade carbon filter. These provide us with the highest quality air purification, to further enhance student safety.

13 November 2021

💨Our new medical-grade HEPA air purifiers arrive soon

30 October 2021

The DOJO is open

After a long lockdown, restrictions lifted at 6pm on Friday 29 October, to allow indoor sport to resume. The DOJO is open again and it is so good to be back.

25 October 2021

The DOJO reopens on 30 October!

The Victorian Government has announced indoor sport can reopen from Saturday 30 October. The DOJO reopens on Saturday 30 October, with all classes running as usual.

20 October 2021

The DOJO reopens soon!

The Victorian Government has announced indoor sport will be able to reopen in early November. We can’t wait!

10 August 2021

Snap Lockdown 6

The Victorian Government announced a snap lockdown starting Thursday 5 August, 8pm. We are temporarily and will reopen as soon as the Government allows.

3 August 2021

Karate at the Olympics this week! 🥋

Is anyone else as excited about Karate at the Olympics 2020 as we are? Karate events screened live at the DOJO for current adult members this week. (Flyers handed out in DOJO.)

27 July 2021

We Reopen Wednesday 28 July!

Hooray! The Victorian Government has announced restrictions ease on Wednesday 28 July, allowing classes to restart. We can’t wait.

15 July 2021

Snap Lockdown Starts Friday 16 July

The Victorian Government has announced a snap lockdown starting Friday 16 July 2021. We will be temporarily closed until restrictions ease.

17 June 2021

We Reopen Friday 18 June!

The Victorian Government has announced restrictions ease for indoor sport on Friday 18 June 2021. Hooray! We will open on Friday 18 June, with all classes running.

27 May 2021

Snap Lockdown

The Victorian Government has announced a seven day snap lockdown. This means we will be closed for the next seven days, starting Friday 28 May. *UPDATE* Lockdown extended. Reopening date to be advised when restrictions lift.

25 May 2021

COVID Update

Classes continue as normal. The Victoria Government has recommended all those over 12 years to wear a face mask when indoors. Those exercising do not need to wear a mask while exercising 1.5m apart, or when physical activity leaves you short of breath or puffing.

7 April 2021

Kids Karate Classes

Children’s martial arts lessons continue during the school holidays. All classes are delivered in the DOJO weekly. Our karate classes are not delivered on public holidays.

30 March 2021

Good news: Sensei is delivering classes as normal on Saturday 3 April for Easter!

30 March 2021

No classes Friday 2 April & Monday 5 April (Easter public holidays)

5 March 2021

No classes Monday 8 March (public holiday)

17 February 2021

Good News! Classes resume 18 February

The Victoria Government has announced lockdown will be lifted 11:59pm tonight. The DOJO will reopen tomorrow, Thursday 18 February with all classes running as normal. We are elated!

12 February 2021

No Classes 13-17 February due to lockdown

The Victorian Government has announced a 5 day lockdown, starting 13 February. No classes will be delivered during this time. Classes will resume Thursday 17 February 2021.

25 January 2021

2021 Training Schedule

Our 2021 training schedule is now available to members as a handout in the DOJO (refer to it for upcoming quarterly grading dates).

25 January 2021

No classes Tuesday 26 January – public holiday

11 January 2021

Classes are on, despite the heat

The temperature is reaching 38 degrees here in Melbourne today. The DOJO is air-conditioned, so your training can continue.

7 January 2021

The DOJO reopens today

All classes are now running. Our 2021 schedule will be available in the DOJO soon.

17 November 2020

New Wednesday 5pm Class

New Wednesday 5pm Just for Kicks! class for 6-9 year olds, starts January 2021.

14 November 2020

Adult training

Adults can train with flexibility again! Thanks to the recent and further easing of restrictions, adults no longer need to nominate their preferred training day/s. Also, Unlimited training is back for adults (five days a week)!

8 November 2020

We are officially open!

Today is the day we received orders from the Victorian Government that indoor sport can resume! From Monday 9th November, OKUKAN DOJO will reopen and all classes will continue. This has been long-waited. Our students and parents have been diligent and patient, and now we can resume the things that are most dear to us. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

26 October 2020

Classes are likely to restart on November 9th!

Today’s news promised a reopening for us, and we are ready to go. The Victorian Government have advised we can expect to restart indoor classes on Monday 9th November!

25 October 2020

Seven months closed and counting….

The DOJO has been shut down for 31 weeks in a row today, nearing the eight month mark, as requested by the Victorian Government. We remain strong and look forward to opening the doors again.

2 July 2020

New DOJO reno

We have the electrical and removal teams arriving today. They are here to strip out most of the internal partitions, rewire electricals and open up the space we designed as the warm up area.

1 July 2020

New training mats

200 new tatami mats were delivered today.

1 July 2020

Offical securing of our awesome private DOJO

We had been planning on securing our new private DOJO for all of 2019. Then the pandemic came along and threatened to muck up our future.

With all fitness and indoor classes prohibited, the DOJO had to close down from 23 March. We went ahead anyway, securing the awesome private training premises. Now the renovations begin….

11 May 2020

Home training guide uploaded

New karate basics page uploaded. Sensei Sandra produced animations in response to COVID19 and the temporary closure of the DOJO, to help students who want to practice basic karate moves at home.

23 March 2020

Temporary close of DOJO

Temporary closure of the DOJO due to Government restrictions, in response to COVID19. All students have been contacted and advised there are no classes until further notice. All students’ tuition has been suspended immediately.

27 January 2020

Classes restart today!

Today is the first day of training for 2020! woohoo.

26 January 2020

No classes today due to the public holiday