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In-Person Classes Starting in September and October

Dear Sempai and parents of Sempai:

Great news! City of Irvine, based on data and guidance from government authorities, has approved us to re-open in-person classes again.

We will start with black belts on 9/18 and then re-open junior belt classes on 10/1. Classes are already loaded on We encourage you to register as soon as possible.

  • September 18: In-Person Karate Class for Black Belts

  • October 1st: In-Person Karate Classes Begin

The OCIGK leadership team has worked extensively and collaboratively with the City to develop a documented, government approved, set of procedures and protocols that will provide the safest training environment for all.

This video tells you about these procedures and other actions being taken to ensure this is the case. 

Re-opening Highlights:

  • Black Belt classes start 9/18

    • Black belt classes are 6:30pm-7:30pm, Fridays, at Northwood Community Center; 1:15pm-2:25pm, Saturdays at Deerfield

    • Classes are open for registration now at

    • Safety measures include but not limited to (see video for complete): 6' distancing throughout training; health screening for all students and instructors by City staff; class size limited base on facility; face coverings required throughout class; classes youth only, no co-mingling of youth and adult students; sanitizing and disinfecting of training area prior to each class; only students and instructors allowed in training area.

    • OCIGK proprietary "Distancing Pods" required for each student (purchase from Instructor)

    • Wait listing if classes fill


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