UPDATED ON 08/05/2024
 HAITO Karate's Journey to a New Dojo A Call for Community Support

HAITO Karate’s Journey to a New Dojo: A Call for Community Support

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The Big Move

Our journey takes an exciting turn as we prepare for a significant milestone in the history of HAITO Karate – the transition to our new dojo in Woodston. This move, set for April 9th, symbolizes more than just a change of location; it represents the unification of our Bretton and Hampton classes into a singular, full-time training facility. This consolidation is a step towards strengthening our community, offering a more cohesive and integrated training experience for all our members.

In this new chapter, we assure you that the essence of HAITO Karate will remain unchanged. Our class schedules are designed to mirror the current timings, ensuring a seamless transition for our students and their families. Our commitment to maintaining the quality and consistency of our classes is paramount, and we’re dedicated to facilitating a smooth transition for every member of our community.

Moreover, the move to Woodston opens up exciting opportunities for enrichment beyond the dojo. The proximity to a beautiful walk path by the river means we can revive our popular outdoor jogging sessions, especially during the warmer months. These sessions, cherished by our members last summer, offer a perfect blend of physical conditioning and mental relaxation, contributing to our holistic approach to martial arts training.

Call to Action: We Need Your Help!

Call to Action We Need Your Help

The transformation of our new dojo into a welcoming and inspiring space is a collective endeavor, one that requires the support and contributions of our entire HAITO Karate family. As we embark on this journey of renovation and improvement, we’ve identified several key items that will play a crucial role in ensuring our dojo meets the needs and expectations of all our members. Your contributions, whether through donations or loans, are not just appreciatedthey are essential.

Heres what we need:

  • Paint Brushes & Rollers: Vital for adding vibrant colors and energy to our walls. The bigger, the better, as we aim to cover every inch with precision and care.
  • Masking Tape & Dust Sheets: Ensuring crisp lines and protecting our floors and furniture from paint spills and dust.
  • Blue Roll & Rubbish Bags: Essential for keeping our workspace clean and minimizing waste, enabling us to focus on the transformation at hand.
  • Gloves & Matt Paint: Protecting our hands while we work and using matt paint to give our walls a fresh, new look that reflects our spirit of discipline and focus.

We ask that you bring your contributions to any class and hand them to Sensei Gabi by March 26th. The earlier, the better, as it allows us to plan more efficiently and ensure we have everything we need to start the renovations.

In addition to physical donations, we’re also introducing an innovative way to recognize your generosity. For those who donate, we have a sticker machine ready to label the donated items with your name. This gesture is our way of acknowledging your contribution and ensuring that, once the renovations are complete, your items will be returned to you, carrying the gratitude and respect of our entire community.

HAITO Karate Raffle 儭

In our quest to create the best possible environment for our students, we are excited to announce the HAITO Karate Raffle! This event is not just a chance to win amazing prizes; it’s an opportunity to come together as a community and support the growth and development of our dojo.

  • Tickets: Available at 瞿5 each or a bundle of 5 for 瞿20, exclusively for HAITO students and their parents.
  • Unique Numbers: Each ticket comes with a unique number, your entry to win one of the fabulous prizes.
  • Draw Date: Join us on April 16th at our new dojo for the draw (19.00-19.30), an event that promises fun and excitement.

The raffle is a fantastic way to contribute to the dojo while having the chance to win incredible prizes, generously donated by our community and local businesses. The total value of prizes exceeds 瞿1000, a testament to the generosity and spirit of our karate family.

Extra Support: Every Bit Helps

Extra Support Every Bit Helps

The path to completing our dojo is paved with the support and generosity of our community. For those who wish to contribute beyond participating in the raffle, our GoFundMe campaign offers a direct way to make a difference. Our immediate goal is to acquire mats for the dojo floor, a crucial element in ensuring the safety and comfort of our training environment.

By contributing to our GoFundMe, you’re not just donating; you’re helping to build a space where we can all train, grow, and succeed together. Every donation, big or small, brings us closer to realizing our dream dojo.

Click here to donate and be a part of our incredible journey. Together, we can achieve extraordinary things.

A Warm Welcome to New Members


As we embrace this new phase, our doors are wide open to welcome new warriors into the HAITO Karate family. Starting April 23rd, we are excited to invite new students to join us, to learn and grow in the art of karate. Our dojo thrives on diversity, and each new member brings their unique strength and spirit to our community.

Welcoming new members is more than just expanding our classes; it’s about strengthening the bonds within our community, fostering a sense of belonging, and creating an environment where everyone, regardless of their level, can train, grow, and flourish together.

We understand that embarking on the journey of martial arts can be a significant step. Therefore, we’re committed to providing a supportive, encouraging, and positive environment for all our new members. From the moment they step into our dojo, they’ll be part of a community that values respect, perseverance, and personal growth.

As we prepare for this transition, we’re filled with gratitude for the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our current members. Your dedication not only enriches our dojo but also lays the foundation for welcoming new members into our karate family.

With the move to Woodston, we’re not just changing our location; we’re evolving, growing, and extending our family. We look forward to the new memories we’ll create together in our new dojo and the journeys we’ll embark on as a unified karate community.


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