Class Cancellations

There are no classes on the following dates.

Date Reason
November 11, 2022 Remembrance Day
November 17, 2022 School Use
November 24, 2022 School Use
December 21, 2022 - January 9, 2023 Winter Break



The dojo will once again be holding a Purdy’s Chocolate Holiday FUNdraiser, running from November 8 to November 29 with order pickup at the dojo on December 15. Sensei Mariah will send an email with the details and links to the Purdy’s order page.

New images have been posted in the Gallery


Hard to believe, but a new year of training is about to begin!  Welcome back to all of our current dojo members and thank you to our new members for choosing Sabean Karate Academy. Note that registration is ongoing, so if you have a friend or neighbour interested in karate, kindly pass along our website info.  Please watch this website for information about our club, training times, special events and fees.

Many dojo members were able to attend the ICKF - NS Chito-ryu Summer Camp and Friendship Tournament in Yarmouth, NS in early August.  The event was a great opportunity to meet and work with our Chito-ryu friends and colleagues from the east.  German Sensei and Bourque Sensei hosted the group with the capable assistance of Martin Sensei from PEI and Gambino Sensei from New Jersey. They all went above and beyond to ensure that everyone had an excellent learning experience and a wonderful time.  We have many pictures from the camp – over the next few weeks we will post some on the website. If you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them to Sempai Gary Burniston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

September is a busy time for everyone, so we will take the first week or two to get back into the training mindset. As part of that, I encourage you to think about what you would like to work on/achieve this year.  Remember that each time you come to the dojo, you should have a goal.  It does not have to be a big goal – even focusing on something small like one stance or technique will enable you to see incremental improvements with every class.  

Please contact me if you have any questions – as well, please let me know if you have any injuries or physical limitations so that together, we can modify your training. As you think about what you want to achieve this year, consider this...


“If not now, when?”


Announcements - Updated

  • Please note the following class cancellation:
    • New - September 15th for School use 
    • October 7th for the Thanksgiving weekend 


Enjoy your training!

Gary Sabean

Head Instructor