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Kids Classes & Parent Classes


The Grand River Karate Kids and Parent Class is a not-for-profit program. All of our instructors volunteer to support the development of children in Waterloo Region. The requirements and content are designed to help children improve coordination, confidence, memory, and teach them the importance of cooperation, friendship, and teamwork.

Winter Session Sign Up

($50 for 8 weeks)
Session Dates: Thursday, Jan. 17 to Mar. 7, 2019. Class time 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Age Requirement
Children must be 7 to 12 years old to participate in the kid's classes. 

Parents can train during kids classes (For only $20 for 8 weeks)
Now you can share what you are learning with your child. If you register your child/children you are welcome to train. An instructor is assigned to help parents cover the same material as your children. We currently have many parents that participate. The style we train in is very healthy and we keep it light and fun!

Registration:  (NEW On-Line Form)
Note we have 2 different on-line forms. One for New Participants and one for Existing Participants.

New Participants

Step 1
Please email to book your spot. Limited spots available.
Email: shidokan@grkarate.com

Step 2
You will receive an email to confirm a spot is available. You can then register your child, your children, yourself and your spouse. One form per person.

Click here New Participant Registration Form

Step 3
Please arrive the 1st day of class 5:30pm to 6:00pm. Class will begin at 6:15pm.
Bring your child's (children's) birth certificate for proof of age and your payment of cash or cheque addressed to Grand River Karate.
See fees below for membership and uniforms.

Returning Participants
If you are a returning member please go to the link Returning Registration Form to get you in our system. For the Spring Session, we will have a Return Participation Registration form available at that time.

Kids HandBook
Beginner children will receive a GRK HandBook during class with fun weekly assignments, E.g. cleaning their bedrooms, stopping arguments from getting bigger, etc. Your child is required to complete the assignment as part of their grading requirements.

Requirements Manual
This manual contains all the requirements needed for each stripe and belt level. 
Click on the image to download the manual.

Thursdays 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
Each session is 8 weeks. Sessions run 3 times a year.

$50 per Child
$20 per Parent

Uniforms (Gi) not mandatory for the 1st session.

Uniforms Include 2 patches.
Must be sewn on by the following class.
Kids $30
Parents $50

Advanced Class

Kids & Parents Yellow belt (10th Kyu) & up

Classes - 3 Classes available per week.
Tuesday 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
Thursdays 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

$80 per Child (Pay on Registration day of each session)
$20 per Parent

(Note: Training is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from September to June. Thursdays closed between sessions)

Payment - Cash or Cheque payable to Grand River Karate Inc.

Email List

Once you become a member we recommend you become part of Grand River Karates private email list. The email is designed to give you updates on events, karate history, holiday schedule, class cancellations, etc. This email list is only used by our Board of Directors to contact our members and not shared with any other organization.

Click here to be on our Email list

To: shidokan@grkarate.com

In Subject type in - Please add me to the GRK Email List and send me a Manual
In your Message area type in -
Adult or Kids Class?:

Coming From Another Style?
Most of Grand River Karate's students have trained in other styles in the past and have heard Shido-kan Shorin Ryu Karate is very scientific, healthy and effective. If you are coming from another style of martial arts please feel free to participate in a trail class. At the end of the trail class, you are welcome to talk to one of our senior ranks. They will help determine the best approach to support your progress if you wish to become a member.


To learn about a FREE TRIAL CLASS go to How to Get Started.

To learn more about Shido-kan Shorin Ryu Karate go to Our Style.

If you have any questions please feel free to Email: shidokan@grkarate.com