Annual Takahashi Dojo Toy Drive


Every year, the students and friends of the Takahashi Karate Dojo collect new toys to donate to families in need in our local area. We have proudly engaged in this holiday tradition for nearly 20 years

Here’s how our Toy Drive works:

If you wish to make a donation, please purchase a new toy, gift wrap the package, and attach a tag describing the contents, as well as its appropriate age group and gender.

Bring your donation to the dojo on or before our annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 8th (12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.). A team of dojo students will then deliver the toys to local charities. Donations to our Toy Drive are voluntary. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Let’s bring in a big haul for a good cause!

Happy Holidays!


Annual Takahashi Karate Blood Drive

The Takahashi Karate School and the Mt. Kisco Fire Department are teaming up this Saturday to give the gift of life. Please sign up here to give blood to the New York Blood Center or show up at the Mt. Kisco Fire Department on Saturday, October 27.

Where: Mt. Kisco Fire Department
99 E. Main Street

When: 11:30am – 4:00pm


New York Blood CenterThank you for being a blood donor.

Thank you for saving lives!!!

Tea Ceremony Charity Event

Announcement of Charity Tea Ceremony Event
Please save the date (11/17)

This is a fund-raising event for the reconstruction support of recent storm and earthquake disaster-striken areas in Japan: Western regions (i.e., Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime) and Hokkaido.

This event is hosted by Nippon Club. An internet silent auction is also planned before the event, and the result will be announced between 1st and 2nd sessions.

This event will be carried out in “Ryurei” Style; Guests will be seated on the chairs (as shown in the picture) to enjoy Japanese traditional performance art of Tea Ceremony (including a delicious bowl of *real* matcha green tea and Japanese traditional sweets).

Please join us and be part of the effort to support disaster-stricken areas in Japan from NY!

Please e-mail Izumi ONISHI if interested at:

Takahashi Karate Students Michiyo Suzuki and Izumi Onishi will be featured.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 1st session 11:00 am
2nd session 1:30 pm
Place: Nippon Club, Manhattan, New York (7F Gallery Space)
145 W 57th St New York, NY 10019

Suggested Donation: $ 25 (or up)

Dojo Training Weekend


Dojo Training Weekend for Adults…Purple Belt and Above
Where: Wilmington Vermont…(10 miles south of Mt. Snow in Southern Vermont)
Hosted by student Larry Debany at his Vermont farm
Large barn with wood floor..including indoor basketball court

Tentative Schedule

evening arrival (if possible)
Friday social event depending on interest and amount of students who plan to arrive by early Friday evening.

Morning class from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
12:30 – 3:00 pm…Lunch on time.…1.5 miles from the town.
Afternoon class from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Followed by barbecue on the property for students and families.

AM class from 10 am to 12 pm.
Camp Ends

Further information including hotel accommodations (group rates to be obtained for 2 night stay Friday and Saturday) . For spouses and family members there are things to do in the area. Ski mountain runs the ski lift for mountain views. Hiking trails. Town has tourist shops..arts and crafts…clothing stores, etc.

(Approximately 3.5 hours from Mt.Kisco)