Since 1977, Master Ron Day & the Kitchener Kicks Martial Arts Centre have presented their annual open Martial Arts tournament in the Region of Waterloo. From the early years in the Kitchener Dojo and at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Waterloo, to the Conestoga College Athletic Complex, to today’s competitions at the fabulous University of Waterloo Physical Activities Complex, many of today’s club owners and operators, as well as many prominent names and legends in the Martial Arts world, have competed over the years at various Karate Maynia championships.
The name “KarateMaynia” was coined and adopted due to the fact that the tournament occurred on the first Saturday in May of each year. Kung Fu was added to the title, as Master Day, first and foremost, was a Kung Fu stylist, and he wanted everyone to know that the competition was a truly open one, and not restricted to any one style in particular. Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and everything in between, all are welcomed.
Past events included everything from Lion Dances, to professional kick boxing cards, to demonstrations by other Martial Arts masters, culminating with the Master Ron Day Tribute Dedication at the 2009 event, the first event following Master Day’s untimely passing in 2008. The tribute featured Masters of the Martial Arts past and present, who were not only legendary Martial Artists, but also great friends of the man, the myth, the legend, Master Ron Day.
Today, Karate Maynia continues to be one of the premier sporting events in the province of Ontario, bringing together Martial Artists from across the country and the United States. Fair play and big time awards continue to be aspects of the tournament that draw competitors year after year to The University of Waterloo. The venue itself is one of the finest on the tournament circuit, with the layout allowing spectators to view from the new comfortable seat-backed bleachers, while judges and competitors can perform uninhibited and comfortably on the competition floor. The true secret to the continued success of Karate Maynia, is the army of volunteers that help run the tournament. Without the over 100 people working together in scorekeeping, security, registration, hospitality, and seating, the entire event would not be able to operate as smoothly and efficiently as it does each year.
So please enjoy your experience at Karate Maynia, and if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact one of our numerous staff members, or promoter Sigung David Hackett himself. Best of luck to everyone, and we look forward to seeing, and serving you soon!
March Break/Summer Camp
The Kitchener Kicks Martial Arts Centre will be holding its annual Martial Arts Summer Camps for Kids. The camps will run for one week increments in July from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM daily. Early drop off & late pick up available. The camp is open to all current Kitchener Kicks members, as well as their friends and family members, and anyone else who wants to join in the fun. No prior Martial Arts experience is necessary. The Kitchener Kicks Martial Arts Centre Camp idea is not new to Kitchener Kicks. We have been running a summer camp for over 25 years.
The children will enjoy games and group activities, educational programs, special guest instructors, and even a few surprises along the way. Of course, we will also provide our usual elite Martial Arts training, along with new and interesting Martial Arts features for all campers to learn and enjoy, such as weapons training, circuit training, & obstacle courses. We will also be determining each child’s status in relation to their next belt level, and may even award a black stripe or three as we work toward a fall grading date.
Space for the camp is limited, and the final day for registration will be July 4th. The cost for the camp is $250 for the entire week , $150 for half days the entire week, or $60 per single day, $35 for a half day. Payment plans may be worked out with the office if necessary. (ALL rates add HST.)
SUMMER CAMP BONUS; Every week of summer camp is topped off with a party at a special surprise location at the end of the week!!!
All that is required to bring to the camp is: your Martial Arts uniform (if you have one, or comfy clothes that you can move well in) and all Martial Arts equipment (if you have any), a change of clothing, and a home packed lunch for each day of camp. Sunscreen should be applied at home before camp, if desired. Please indicate any food allergies your child may have on the registration form.
Please fill out the registration form below, and return it to the office . Thank you for your support.
Have a birthday boy or girl on your hands? We've got you covered. Join us, year round, at Kitchener Kicks for a great birthday party celebrations Kids can enjoy one hour of private instruction with their friends, learning the basics of martial arts . Birthday parties are intended for ages 3 and up, but you can contact the club for more discussion. Make your child's next birthday bash unique and fun with a martial arts birthday!
Birthday Packages include. 1 hour on the floor and 1 hour party time to eat and open gifts.
Cost is 300.00 for up to 20 people. (More than 20, please contact the club)
Times are limited, so please contact the club at least 2 weeks in advance.