YMCA of Eastern Ontario

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River House Karate Club


Karate began at the Brockville YMCA as a fee-based program in January of 2002 with Sensei Bill Williams and approximately 40 participants. The club grew and in 2006 the program was offered at no additional cost to Y members. As of 2019, the club has 80 regular participants, 17 black belts have graduated, and a number of seminars and competition-style events have been held as fundraisers for Strong Kids, the YMCA’s annual campaign to raise funds to provide subsidies to children and adults who would not otherwise be able to participate in Y programs and services.

The club has participated in many local competitions and is a member of the Ontario Karate Federation.

Training Hours


AGES 5-9 AGES 10+

Tuesdays OR Thursdays 
6 - 6:30pm

Tuesdays AND Thursdays 
Junior Belts, 6:35 - 7:25pm
Advanced Belts, 7:25 - 8pm


Intro to Karate
AGES 16+
AGES 16+
Sunday Blackbelt
AGES 16+
Tuesdays AND Thursdays
6:35 - 7:20pm
Junior Belts, 6:35 - 7:20pm
Senior Belts, 7:25 - 8pm
9 - 10:30am