Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting GAC closure, we will not be taking program registrations at this time

Paid Programs

Karate studentsThis introductory course is designed specifically for children ages 7 to 15 years. Workouts will be fun and entertaining, while placing equal emphasis on discipline and building self-esteem. Participants will discover the many benefits of physical training such as improved coordination, fitness and mental concentration.

Man doing KarateLearn the virtues of martial arts – discipline, awareness, flexibility and physical fitness. The class will be divided into two groups: the Beginner group will focus on basic techniques, self-defence and classical forms (kata) of training; the Intermediate/Advanced group is for those who have mastered the introductory level and wish to continue to perfect their skills. Classes will be held in the Group Exercise Room.Instructors: Isabelle Aubert and Anurag Tandon are both certified black belts and have been training under the direction of Sensei Neville Billimoria since 1995. In 1999, they founded the Aoinagi Toronto dojo at the GAC. In addition to teaching karate, Isabelle and Anurag organize gassukus (outdoor martial arts training), participate in locale karate and tai chi seminars/ tournaments and attend international karate camps. Isabelle, who is bilingual, also teaches self-defence for women. Both have full-time careers as scientists and professors at the University of Toronto. Karate is their passion.




Annual Member
Karate for Kids
and Parents
10:30 am to
11:25 am

JAN 11 to MARCH 14


$133 CHILD


$166 CHILD
Karate 10 Tuesday 8pm to 930pm Jan 21 to March 24 $70 $143 $179


Women’s Self Defence CLASS (FREE):

NEXT Session FALL 2020 TBA
Learn how awareness, mind-set, physical skills and self-confidence can minimize your risk of assault.  Designed by and for women, this introductory course covers the basic proactive and reactive aspects of self-defence, including both the psychological and physical elements.

Instructor: Tap the experience of Isabelle Aubert, a traditional karate teacher and self-defence instructor who has been committed to the well-being, empowerment and self-development of women for decades. Isabelle’s teaching style provides a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere, making self-defense accessible to all women. Isabelle is able to teach in both English and French.