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Oh, Canada Day!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in News

Canada day is on of the most exciting days around Ottawa, as the Nations Capital it is renowned for the over the top celebration we have, rain or shine. This year, as we do each year, Team CSMA will be representing themselves at the KRC hill on Terry Fox Drive. We will have 3 demonstrations throughout the afternoon, at 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Unfortunately we won’t be on the large stage, however listen for our beautiful voices over a smaller microphone just slightly off to the side! We’ll be there, but lets be honest you won’t be able to miss us anyway. There will be kicks. There will be punches. There will be weapons. There will be throws. All this to say, it’s going to be epic, and you should be there. The entire CSMA team will be there in full force RAIN OR SHINE. Thats right, a little rain never hurt our martial artists, you will see us there no matter what! So, bring your friends because we’d love to meet them – and you know they want to see what you learn here at CSMA, because its awesome. In other news, this past weekend we had to say goodbye to our dear program director Marissa,  she is off onto new adventures and we could not be more excited for her! However she will be at the KRC hill with us tomorrow if you missed your chance to say goodbye! We also had a record breaking intermediate testing this past weekend, marking over twenty intermediate students testing for their next belt, they all did an outstanding job! For all the members reducing their training  throughout the summer, have safe travels and an excellent time, but be sure to pop in and get your training in when you can! All the best, and Happy Canada Day! CSMA ** On a final note, the NEW SCHEDULE begins on MONDAY.** ...

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Schools out for Summer!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in News

It’s that time of year again, the air is hot – too hot, the kids are anxiously awaiting the final school bell of the year, and the CSMA students are taking a mini-breather after an extremely competitive tournament season! In spirit of the summer season, CSMA is hosting an End of School Parents Night Out- Nerf Wars edition!  When: This Saturday, June 25, 2016 Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ages: 5+, friends welcome! Sign up your child and a friend and give them a chance to win a prize! There will be nerf wars, karate, outdoor activities and most importantly, pizza! However, at CSMA we know that before we play hard we have to work hard. We have an All belts testing this Saturday June 25, 2016! Your testing times are listed below, please ensure to arrive minimum fifteen minutes early, if not to warm up and get stretched… then to at least get your hands on some of the delicious Tim Hortons coffee, hot chocolate, and muffins that will be provided! Dragons / Ninjas – 9:00-9:30 a.m. Beginner – 10:00- 10:30 a.m. Intermediate – 10:45- 11:45 a.m. Advanced – 12:00-2:00 p.m. Good luck to those testing on Saturday! Lastly, there is a Summer Schedule to be released on July 5, 2016.  Be sure to pick up a copy the next time you’re in! Happy Summer...

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Spring has come and gone… and so have most of the tournaments!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in News

Congratulations to our Spring Referral Challenge winner Daniel de Matos!! Spring is a time where the weather is a mixed bag, from one day to the next, and even from the start of the day to the end of the day… you have to bring 6 outfits to ensure you will be comfortable. The great thing for CSMA athletes is that they’re used to this type of packing, as many of them need about five outfit changes at each tournament. Over the past two months there hasn’t been a weekend without at least one of our CSMA athletes competing, nationally or internationally. However, there has also not been a weekend where Team  CSMA has not returned without a first place trophy, so that’s pretty good I guess… (okay, it’s pretty amazing). The students train hard all year, compete hard all tournament season, and for most they do so with one goal in mind, to make Team Canada. The weekend they have been waiting for just passed on June 11&12th in Montreal. Fifteen CSMA athletes went and left everything out on the mat in efforts to qualify for Team Canada. Congratulations goes out to those of Team CSMA who qualified for the WKC National Karate Team, as well as the WKU National Karate Team. Those who qualified will be representing Canada at Competitions in Dublin, Ireland, and Orlando, U.S.A this upcoming fall! Stay tuned for more exciting CSMA updates. Come check us out at the KRC Hill on Canada Day!   Cheers,...

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It’s that time of year again…

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in News

Every spring the sun comes up, the flowers bloom, and Team CSMA finds themselves at, at least one tournament every weekend. Not only are we present, but we are dominating! This past weekend Team CSMA represented at The Martial Artist Open, and the KJS Open, with Sensei Ryan competing for his first time ever! Many of the students achieved a number of firsts this weekend, from going to their first competition ever, to trying out new routines, overcoming old injuries and returning to the sparring division, and even winning some of their first medals ever! It was a very satisfying, and exciting weekend for all! On top of that the Charity Dodgeball tournament was a huge success! We raised $400 for the cause and a large bounty of non-perishable foods. The hustle and bustle at CSMA will not stop, be sure to stay updated on everything going on, to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Until next...

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“If you can dodge a kick, you can dodge a ball”

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in News

Okay maybe thats not the exact quote from the iconic Dodgeball movie, but the premise is still the same. This Saturday, May 14, 2016  from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. CSMA is hosting its first ever Charity Dodgeball Tournament in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. Registration is either 5 canned food items, or a $10 donation. – Feel free to donate to the cause even if you don’t intend to participate, all donations are welcome! Grab your friends and come throw some balls around to help support those in need within our community. If you are interested in playing but cannot get a group of people together have no FEAR. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk where you can place your name and leave your teams fate in the hands of the CSMA Staff. Sign-up is open until SATURDAY. Thats right, until the day of this epic event you can register your team, there must be a minimum of two NON-CSMA members on each pre-registered team. Aside from that, team CSMA is heading out to TWO karate tournaments this sunday where we hope to dominate the competition in all disciplines. As well, on a final note the referral challenge is still going on and the competition is TIGHT, be sure to bring in your friends to rack up some points! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at csma@me.com, give us a call at 613.831.8085, or come in and chat with us at the front...

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Nothing can stop CSMA’s momentum this spring!

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News

So much is happening here at CSMA, it’s hard to know where to begin! April fooled us all and flew by, we had an epic video game party where the Renshi’s sustained their reputation as Super Smash Bro’s masters. Team CSMA continued to dominate the tournament scene, bringing home mountains of hardware from the Quebec Open last weekend, and  there was a beginner/intermediate testing where all the students showed outstanding efforts and truly earned their merits. This sunday, May 8, 2016, we are hosting a two-hour TURF TRAINING SESSION from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata! Could there be a better way to celebrate Mother’s day?? Be sure to sign yourself, or your child up at the front desk for this special training session open to ALL LEVELS. If you can’t make this one, we do have a sign-up sheet open for another session to be held on June 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CSMA is rolling into May full steam ahead, some could say it MAY be our busiest month of the year (ha ha ha). We have the REFERRAL CHALLENGE still in full effect until May 31, and our CHARITY DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT in support of the Ottawa Food Cupboard on May 14, 2016 (Also known as, Renshi Imran’s birthday). For more information on rules and registration requirements see the poster attached or come talk with anyone at the front desk. The following day, May 15, 2016, Team CSMA is heading to two different tournaments, The Martial Artist Open, located in Ottawa http://www.themartialartistopen.com/, and the KJS Open, located in Montreal http://www.kjsopen.no-lineup.com/. If you’re interested in starting competitions and want to get some more information do not hesitate to talk with any of the instructors as we are always looking to help find ways for our students to challenge themselves and grow! On a final note, our SUMMER CAMP DATES have been released, you will find them listed under our “special programs” tab. Pencil them into your calendar as registration will be opening soon, the instructors are looking forward to some jam-packed weeks full of fun and training! Stay up-to-date with all things CSMA through our Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram  @CSMA_allday. Cheers, CSMA...

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The Spring Referral Challenge is in full effect!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in News

Spring is here, (it’s about time), flowers are blooming and things are buzzing in and around the Dojo! At the beginning of April we launched our second annual SPRING REFERRAL CHALLENGE! We have challenged the students to bring in as many friends as possible between April-May 2016. For each friend they bring in they will receive one point. For every point they receive they will be entered into a draw for secondary prizes if they are not crowned the winner of the referral challenge by the end of May. We have 13 prizes up for grabs, the top three students with the most points will receive: 1st  Place Grand Prize = ANY GAME CONSOLE (Xbox One, PS4, or Nintendo Wii U), OR Beats Studio Headphones OR $400, plus a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP EXTENSION!!! That is correct, an entire year extension on your child’s karate membership, FOR FREE.  2nd Place Prize – $200 OR a Mountain/Road Bike, plus a 4 Month Membership Extension. 3Rd Place Prize – $100 OR 2 Ottawa Senators Tickets, plus a 2 Month Membership Extension. How do you get points? Grab a free class invitation, hand them out to your friends, make sure your name is one it and that the bring it with them, along with BOTH parents to their first karate class. That will earn you  one point.  If your friend decides to enroll in a one-year membership, you will be awarded an additional five points. If you earn: Five points you will be awarded a CSMA Water bottle Ten points you will be awarded a CSMA T-Shirt Fifteen points you will be awarded a CSMA Sweater Twenty points  you will be awarded a FREE MONTH EXTENSION If you refer TEN new members, you will receive a LIFETIME CSMA MEMBERSHIP. If the student does not place in the top three, they will be eligible for the Draw Prizes for Kids (Ages 17 and Under): •         Custom Performance Weapon •         Private Lesson Combo-Pack (4 Sessions: 1X Ryan, 1X Jordan, 1X Imran, and 1X Stewart) •         Movies Passes for 2 •         2 Passes to Xtreme Trampoline Center •         Free Karate Birthday Party Package •         Ottawa Fury Tickets •         1 week pass for the Martial Arts Warrior Camp •         CSMA Bag •         CSMA Apparel of your choice •         Funhaven Passes for 2 Now all the fun isn’t being reserved for the kids, as ADULTS you will receive DOUBLE your usual rewards.  As you may be aware, throughout the year we have a rewards program where if you refer a friend who signs up for one of our Martial...

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