PROGRAMS AND OPTIONS
Fall 2020 (4 months): September 8 - December 24
Winter 2021 (3 months): January 4 - April 1, no classes over March Break
Spring 2021 (3 months): April 5 - June 30
Paulo has been training in the Martial Arts since 1989. His training is built on a foundation of Karate, Seiwakai Goshukan, Karate-do Goju Ryu. Paulo is a Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) in Seiwakai Goshukan, Karate-do Goju Ryu and also is ranked through the Japan Karate-do Federation (JKF). Cardoso Shihan was presented with a Renshi Certificate on October 13, 2018 from Seiwakai International.
Over the years he has also become proficient in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, following the Franco Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lineage. In 2006, Paulo received his Purple belt from Grandmaster Alvaro Baretto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2011 he earned his Black Belt through Master Sylvio Behring. His most recent BJJ influences include Master Rilion Gracie.
Paulo is a senior student of Ama Guro Jun de Leon who founded Kali de Leon, a Filipino Martial Art. Ama Guro Jun is an inspiring mentor and gifted martial artist with double sticks and knives.
Mr. Cardoso has worked to propagate the martial arts for many years. He has instructed programs in an academy setting; in Elementary and Secondary Schools' Physical Education programs (for Toronto and Peel School Boards); Parks and Recreation, public service organizations and also corporations.
He has proven to be an effective instructor to students as young as 4 years old, and his enthusiasm and attention to detail has built him a sound reputation. Paulo continues to train and seeks new information, in hopes that his own passion for the Martial Arts can inspire others in their own path of self development.
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SEPTEMBER 2020 CLASS PROTOCOLS
Welcome back to training in person at the Holy Angels Parish Hall with the Etobicoke Dojo. We have implemented some new protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Please read all the way to the end, sign the consent form, and return this document through email or in person.
We will set up an entrance at the NORTH side of the Hall. Look for the green canopy and sign marked ENTER. Please follow the red lines to keep distance as you wait to be admitted.
We will go through the COVID Screening daily.
At home, before each training session, please complete the self pre-screening. If you have answered YES to any of the questions, you must NOT come in for your class. We ask that you call the Dojo and let us know. 416-234-8122.
As you enter the Hall you must be already dressed in your uniform. We will give you ONE face shield to keep. Please bring it to every class. You are welcome to bring in your own mask. Everyone will wear a face covering inside the Hall.
As you enter you may use hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap at the wash stations. Parents will not be allowed to wait inside the Hall in the foyer.
We will continue with a curriculum similar to what we did online this spring. Individual basics, kata, and sparring combinations. There will be no partner work.
We will mark the floor and walls for visual cues for keeping proper distancing. Shihan spent quite some time last year trying to get the kids to maintain straight lines and keep equal distancing while practicing. Now we can demarcate the floor and walls to reinforce this distancing.
The students will exit from the Hall vestibule. Look for the sign marked EXIT. Please DO NOT park or stop your car in the area in front of the glass doors and windows. This area is marked No Parking on the pavement. Parents please stay outside. We will have someone call the kids to come out as they see you outside waiting.
It will take a few weeks for everyone to become accustomed to a new routine however we are fortunate that the hall has plenty of space for the students to spread out. Let’s take the time to ensure that all the students are safe and remain healthy.
Feel free to call or email the Dojo during class times. Josephine will be on hand to ease communication.