Information | Scheduled system upgrade - May long weekend

Due to a scheduled system upgrade, some applications and documents on may not be available from 5 p.m. Friday, May 17 until 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Karate classes

In these recreational Karate classes for children and adults, you will learn the fundamentals of karate blocks, punches, kicks and stances. Practice will also focus on balance, coordination and conditioning exercises.

Benefits of learning Karate

  • Strengthens the mind and body
  • Improves balance, coordination and reflexes
  • Builds stamina and overall health
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Learn how to defend yourself 

2024 spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps is open.

Upcoming facility closures

Programs, classes and swimming lessons will not be offered at the following facilities while they undergo repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this spring and summer.
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this summer.
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre: closed this summer.

Types of Karate classes

You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling


About our Karate instructors

  • Certification and/or advanced training in Karate
  • Previous leadership and instructional expertise
  • Strong ability to teach all levels and ages
  • Instructors are or were competitive practicing athletes in this sport
  • Black belt/highly trained
  • Intermediate first-aid, CPR, AED, police checks

What are classes like?

Our classes are open to all levels of skill and fitness. Previous martial arts experience is not required.

Introductory classes teach the basics of punches and kicks. They combine practicing technique with overall fitness. Continuing classes expand on the basics and allow participants to learn how to make each technique work best for their body. Classes may include some partner work.

Come prepared

  • Bring a water bottle
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Uniform is not required
  • No shoes required, Karate can be practiced barefoot
  • If you prefer shoes, bring clean, indoor athletic shoes that have not been worn outdoors

More martial arts and self-defence classes

Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.