We are back and we missed you!
These past months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are all safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel extremely fortunate to be able to welcome our adult students back to the dojo for our phase 1 reopening. As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our students and our staff safe, healthy, and informed. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Face Covering
Please wear a mask
Students will need to wear a mask at all times in the dojo. Don’t have a mask? No problem, we’ll bring one to the door for you. Masks are $2. During our workouts we will limit our kiais and shouts.
Social Distancing & Locker rooms
Only adult and new white belt students will be allowed into the locker rooms, two at a time. Everyone else, please arrive in your gi. Let’s all be as safe as possible.
Social Distancing
New dojo hours
Phase one of our dojo reopening will start July 6 and will include only adults. Phase two will start July 13 and include most children.

Here is the new schedule starting July 6th.

  • 4:30 to 5:30 pm - Color belt kids (zoom)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm - White belt adults (dojo & zoom)
  • 7:30 to 8:30 pm - Color belt adults (dojo & zoom)

  • 7:00 to 8:00 pm All belt adults - kata/self defense (dojo & zoom)

  • 3:00 to 3:45 pm - 4&5 yr old white & adv white belt kids (zoom)
  • 4:15 to 5:00 pm - 4&5 year old color belt kids (zoom)
  • 5:30 to 6:30 pm - Teenagers (dojo & zoom)

  • 4:00 to 5:00 pm - Color belt kids (zoom)
  • 5:30 to 6:30 pm - White & adv white belt big kids (zoom)
  • 7:00 to 8:00 pm - Black Belts - (dojo & zoom)

  • 11:00 to 12:00 pm - All belt adults (dojo & zoom)
Safety Precautions
We will be implementing several safety measures to keep everyone protected.

  1. There will be floor markers on the dojo floor for students to stand behind. Each marker will be 6 feet apart. Please remember to always stay at least 6 feet from other students and parents.
  2. All students entering the dojo must use hand sanitizer and clean their feet with antibacterial wipes (supplied) before stepping onto the dojo floor.
  3. No contact will be made between students. No grappling or fighting.
  4. Push ups will be modified, no contact to the floor.
  5. After each class the dojo floor will be cleaned with disinfectant.
  6. All student's temperature will be checked before entering with with a laser thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be asked to go home.
  7. Once a week the dojo will be professionally cleaned.
  8. All students will be asked to purchase their own punching gloves. These gloves are also called bag gloves. The gloves will be used during each class. You can purchase these gloves from the dojo for $20 or buy them on your own.
  9. All returning student will have to sign and return a COVID-19 waiver which will be emailed to you.
  10. Parents and caregivers will not be allowed into dojo waiting area while kids are taking class. The waiting area will be closed to all except first time students and their guardian. Please give tuition funds, check, or credit card to your child or pay online.
  11. The dojo will be open to accept students 30 minutes before the start of class. Parents, please do not drop-off your children earlier. After class is over students will be encouraged to go outside and wait for pickup.
Attendance Sheets & Class Size

In order to limit the use of the dojo's ipad for attendance, all student will be emailed a username and password to add themselves into our electronic attendance sheet. We would like all students to sign into classes while they are at home, before the start of class. Students and parents will be able to add their names up to 1 week before class.

Each class will be limited to a certain amount of students. This number will be announced after phase 1. Students and parents will be able to see the amount of students that have signed into a class after they login.
Once the class has reached its maximum the class will be closed and no further additions will be allowed.
Riverdale Kenshikai Karate | 718-601-3607
When Riverdale Kenshikai reopens will you attend classes in the dojo?