Oct 252017

Welcome House Karate Team participated on Provincial Competition last weekend Oct 22 2017 in Markham Pan Am Centre. We had 5 competitors and got 3 medals:

  • Daniel Victorino – gold in 8-9 y.o. boys novice Kata
  • Nikolas Shadrin – silver in 10-11 y.o. boys Kata
  • Dienn Mar Tabil – bronze in 6-7 y.o. boys Kumite

We also would like to notice the great effort of Robert Keddy Cortez and Kymani George-Bailey who show the great effort in sparring 8-9 y.o. novice division and took 7 places out of 22 competitors.

Oct 182017

Dear Parents

This is the letter below from Provincial Sport Organization – Ontario Karate Federation regarding 2nd 2017 Invitational tournament organized by OKF.


Here you can find the information for the upcoming Oct 22 tournament – this will include elite and recreational divisions. There are many details concerning registration so please be sure to read carefully. Athletes and coaches need to know that only one dojo representative can complete the registration through Sportdata and that no changes will be permitted on the day of the event.

We look forward to receiving your registrations and seeing you all at the tournament!

Alana Welch
OKF Vice President


  1. Tournament Package
  2. Venue Location
Sep 272017

Let’s Dance!

Comfortable and spacious dance studio with a family atmosphere invites you to dance and participate in wonderful events!

We are opened for everyone from 6 years and older. We study Waltz, Salsa, Tango, Latina, Modern/ Contemporary Dance and many others. Just show up and try!

This is the unique training where everyone can dance and have fun!

Our location is easily accessible from Toronto, North York, Thornhill and Vaughan.

Please, register here http://www.welcomehouse.ca/dance-registration/

Hope to see you soon!


Apr 092017

Welcome House Karate Team successfully started competition year at First OKF Invitational Karate Tournament Apr 9 2017

Welcome House Karate Team has a great success at First OKF Invitational Karate Tournament Apr 9 2017. This was really great event 445 competitors and it was the first time when provincial status tournament implement the WKF rules (World Karate Federation). Each of six rings had proper safety zones and always had 5 judges. OKF started to use proper WKF approved mats which was used for the TO 2015 Pan Am Karate event.

Welcome House had only 7 competitors this time and got 4 medals: gold, silver and bronze for kumite and one silver for kata.

Congratulations to our winners:

Robert Keddy Cortez – Gold in Kumite up to 7 y.o.

Munir Habaybeh – Silver in Kumite up to 7 y.o.

Daniel Victorino – Silver in Kata and Bronze in Kumite in Novice 8-9 y.o.

We also would like to congratulate coach Denis Adigamov and other team members: Daniel Simonyants, Max Zhurba, Maxim Morozov and Alex Teryan with their first time participation in Provincial level tournament.

You made us proud.

Keep up the hard work!

Toronto Karate Kids League 2015 Video Report

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Jan 152016


Toronto Karate Kids League 2015 Video Report


Welcome House is really pleased to announce that the Toronto Karate Kids League had a very successful and enjoyable year! The project commenced in February 2015, and by years end we had successfully organised four karate tournaments for children and youth aged between 5 and 15 years. Project funded by City of Toronto.


The aim of TKKL is to involve young people in the disciplined and creative world of Karate discovering new talents and hopefully stars for Canada.


The Aims and Achievements of the Toronto Karate Kid’s League include –


  • To provide budding young athletes with invaluable experience in professionally organised and healthy competition;


  • The TKKL unifies all Karate clubs and stylesstyles in the Sportive event similar, by essence, to Pan Am Games Karate event. It’s important that young Karate athletes understand that Karate in general is a unification of many different styles;


  • During the year 2015, the TKKL held tournaments which included around 500 competitors from 24 Karate clubs;


  • The safety of our students is paramount with TKKL. All our events areinsured by Canfinse Group Inc. Every competitor uses safety sparring gear, and a Licensed Paramedic is always on site;


  • The Toronto Karate Kid’s League promotes Karate as a Sport, and we endeavour to make it accessible and affordable to all members of our community. This is a non-profit project designed to ensure that low-income families have easy access to sporting events. Our aim is to reintroduce sport to parents and to ensure that children of today are raised having fun, and generally enjoying all the advantages sports have to offer;


  • During 2015 we had two easy-to-access by public transit locations in Toronto, with free parking. In addition, no spectators fee was charged, ensuring that families were able to support their young athletes.


Special Guests


During the year we had many special guests visiting our competitions, such as politicians, writers introducing their books, and best of all, we had martial artists demonstrating their amazing and unforgettable talents.


We’re extremely proud of all our young athletes who participated in the 2015 Toronto Karate Kid’s League tournaments. In our opinion, every single athlete in our competition was a winner. Competitors fight their fear and perform their very best! We acknowledge, and value our karate kids’ efforts and purposefulness.


TKKL expresses our sincere appreciation to all parents and friends for their loyalty and patience. In addition, we sincerely thank all our Karate coaches and impartial judges for their time, their professionalism, and their support during the past year. And of course we can’t forget all our wonderful supporters, helpers and assistants: without you this project would never have seen the light of day. Sincerely, thank you!


TKKL will continue working on tournaments, and encourage all clubs and their participants, supporters and sponsors to contribute to what we believe will be a very exciting future for Karate in Canada.


Join. Participate. Win.





Jun 232015

Karate Training for Kids. End of the Season 2014-2015.

The 5th season of most popular Welcome House program Stress Relief through Karate is successfully done. We sincerely congratulate all participants – great job! Looking forward to see you in the next 2015-2016 season.

Stay tuned for our future announcements.

Welcome House Promotes Toronto Karate Kids League at Rogers TV

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Apr 072015


Toronto Karate Kids League had a wonderful showcase today at RogersTV in Daytime Toronto Show. Later today at 12:20 am you can watch it on Rogers 10 or 63 channel or online: http://www.rogerstv.com/
Oleg Morgunov, Andrew Henderson, Ulyana Bunina, Alex Rosca, Ethan Qui and Denzel Teliagen presented the Toronto Karate Kids League Summer Tournament which is scheduled for Sunday May 24 2015 at the William Mackenzie CI (500m walk from Downsview subway station)
Event organized by Welcome House and funded by the City of Toronto, Host City of 2015 Pan Am Games.









May 24 2015 Summer Toronto Karate Kids League Tournament

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Apr 012015

Welcome House proudly announces the 2nd Toronto Karate Kids League Summer Tournament.

The right date for Summer TKKL tournament is Sunday May 24, 2015 at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute
Toronto Karate Kids League (TKKL) is a series of 4 Karate tournaments per year for non-elite athletes. The League intends to unify all Toronto Karate clubs in the Sportive Karate event similar, by essence, to Toronto Pan Am Games 2015 Karate event.

2015 League schedule:
1. Spring. Sunday March 8, 2015 at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute;
2. Summer. Sunday May 24, 2015 at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute;
3. Fall. Sunday October 25, 2015 (preliminarily William Lyon Mackenzie CI);
4. Winter. Sunday December 6, 2015 (preliminarily William Lyon Mackenzie CI);
Each tournament consists of Individual Kata (forms) and Individual Kumite (sparring) type of competition for recreational (non elite) participants. All categories will be divided by:
• gender: boys and girls
• age: -7, -9, -11, -13, -15
• levels: Novice (white to orange belt) and Intermediate (green to brown belt)

There are 40 categories in total (for details please look at categories (divisions) table on page 7).
There are 8 medals in each category with different
colors: Gold for 1st place, Silver for 2nd place, two Bronze for 3rd-4th place and 4 smaller size Bronze medals for 5th place.
Each medal adds points to the club scores:
1st place – 100 points,
2nd place – 50 points,
3rd-4th places – 25 points and
5th place – 10 points.
The club which accumulates the most points after all 4 tournaments is named League’s Winner and will be awarded League’s Cup.
The League accepts application from any Karate club regardless of their affiliation. One of the main scopes of Toronto Karate Kids League is to unify clubs with different affiliations on Sportive Karate platform base, to give them a forum to befriend and compete with each other. Individual (non club’s) applications is also accepted on site only. All points accumulated by such individuals without club affiliation will be distributed to any club of their choosing or will otherwise be lost.
Tournaments Fee:
Advance fee – $15 CAD/person (not later than 1 week before the event only accepted with collective application from clubs). On the site fee – $20 CAD/person.
For advance fee there is a Family 10% discount.