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The Dojo is Open Again!!!

The dojo has re-opened for all students who have been fully vaccinated. The schedule continues to change as we open more classes. Please contact us for current class times.

While 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, our dojo family stayed together and we all practiced remotely. With Zoom lessons, Sensei was able to hone in on everyone’s movements and bring out the best in all of us.

Here are a few memories:

Adult Promotion Test

Congratulations on the following Adult promotions:

  • Keith Korman- 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Maria Vlock- 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Jason Kurisu- 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Nick Kihara – 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Rafael Algarin – 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Barry Choate- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Hitomi Kihara- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Robert Conrad- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Marlena Kuhn- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • JP Kuhn- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Anthony Sciscioli- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Sora Konno- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Carlo Tuano- 1st Degree Black Belt ( Shodan)
  • Steve Jackson- 1st Degree Black Belt ( Shodan)
  • Fabien Couderc-1st Degree Black Belt ( Shodan)
  • Chris Winfrey- Brown Belt 2 Stripe
  • Barbara Beckmann- Purple Belt 1 Stripe
  • Diane Gorey- Blue Belt 1 Stripe

Awesome Job!!!

Children Promotion Test

Congratulations on the following Children promotions:

  • Amelie Modesto- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Ayana Banerjee- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Amoolya Menon- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Noelie Boquet-Couderc- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Alexis Georgiou- Brown Belt 2 Stripe
  • Camila Winfrey- Brown Belt 2 Stripe
  • Marcus Winfrey- Brown Belt 1 Stripe
  • Keira Conrad- Brown Belt
  • Kayla Wee- Purple Belt
  • Oona McPhearson- Purple Belt
  • Theodore Nguyen- Blue Belt
  • Zebediah Wee – Yellow Belt

Awesome Job!!!

850 Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant Gives Back

We couldn’t be more proud that owner, Larry Debany, of 850 Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant in Ridgefield is part of the Takahashi Karate Family.

A note from Larry Debany:


During these difficult times, we want the community to know that we are still here for them.  While we cannot serve you in the restaurant, the take-out counter remains open.  

To all those who have changes in employment or income during this time, we are here to help.  NO ONE GOES HUNGRY!  If you are in need of help, give us a call, stop in, or reach out to us at  and we will provide you a free 12″ cheese pizza every day until this is over.”