Today, March 12, 2020, the Ontario government announced the closure of all publicly funded schools after March Break until at least April 5th, 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 ("Coronavirus").

Following suit with the government, the South Western Ontario Region (Caledonia, Hagersville, Paris, and Waterford) clubs will be cancelling all events until at least this date. This includes:

  • Regularly scheduled classes beginning tomorrow, March 13, 2020
  • March Break workouts
  • Ju Jutsu clinic on March 29, 2020
  • Annual SWOR Tournament on April 4, 2020

While COVID-19 is not particularly dangerous to most of our students, we feel an obligation to protect everyone involved, from our students and instructors, to their family and friends who support them at the club and at home.

Further news will be shared through various mediums, including the MAPDA site, Facebook pages, and club communications (text messaging and email). To keep up-to-date as the situation progresses, we'd ask that you check back here occasionally, or follow your club on Facebook:

MAPDA Parent Organization:


For reliable and trustworthy resources on COVID-19, and who to contact for concerns, please refer to Public Health Ontario:, or your local Public Health Unit:

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to your instructor with the contact info under the Clubs section of this site if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks, and stay healthy.

On behalf of SWOR:
Sensei Glen Willmot, Sandan

The 2019 SWOR invitational tournament will be hosted on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the McKinnon Park Secondary School in Caledonia, Ontario.

Pre-registration is open at or you can register at the door. The doors open at 8:30AM, and the tournament starts at 10:00AM. Medals for junior divisions will be given out at lunch, and adult divisions at the tournament's completion.

There will be a Brown and Black Belt workout at the Waterford club on Sunday, November 18th.

We will begin with Shindo at 10am, followed by Jujitsu, and then followed by Karate.

There will be a Black Belt Clinic on June 17, 2018, at the Waterford Club.

We will begin with Shindo at 10AM, followed by Jujitsu, and then Karate.

The 2018/2019 startup dates for South Western Ontario Region have been confirmed!

Caledonia will host registration night on Monday, September 10th at 7PM. The first class will be on Wednesday, September 12th from 7:00PM - 8:00PM for Intermediates, and 8:00PM - 9:00PM for Adults. If there are enough kids for a class, they will likely run from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.

Hagersville will host registration for new and returning students on Tuesday, September 11th at 6PM. There will be a class for returning students from 6:45PM until 7:30PM for Kids, and continue until 8:30PM for adults. The first class for new students will be on Thursday, September 13th.

Paris will host registration and first class on Tuesday, September 4th beginning at 7:00PM. Beginners will run from 7:00PM - 8:00PM, while Advanced students will continue until 9:00PM.

Waterford will host registration on Monday, September 10th beginning at 7:00PM. First class will be Wednesday, September 12th from 7:00PM - 8:00PM for Kids, and 8:00PM to 9:30PM for Adults.

For regular year schedule, address, contact, and other info, see the Clubs menu at the top of this page.

SWOR fees remain unchanged from last year, and can be viewed here.

The annual SWOR Tournament in Caledonia is coming up. It will be Saturday April 7th, 2018 at the McKinnon Park Secondary School.

Doors open at 8:30AM, and the competition begins at 10:00AM. There will be a meeting at 9:30AM for Blue, Brown, and all Black Belts.

Costs are as follows:

  Pre-Registration At Door
All Events $25 $30
Family Rate (3+ People) $55 $60
Shindo $10 $15
Spectators $2


A new Synchronized Kata division has been added this year. Participants must be Orange Belt and above, and groups must have either 3 or 4 members to compete. Each participant can only be in one group.

All participants must wear a mouthguard and handpads during the sparring. Anyone not wearing this equipment will not be allowed to compete. Optional equipment such as groin protection, foot guards, and head protection is recommended.

Medals will be given during a break between Kids and Adults divisions, around noon. Medals for Adults will be given after Adult divisions.

Registration can be completed in club, or online via this form.

Directions to the tournament can be found using Google Maps.

Kata Lists:

Required Katas for MAPDA Members  
White Aihon, Chonan Chonan, Pinan Shodan
Yellow Aihon, Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan
Orage Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, San Kyu
Green Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, Tai Sai
Blue/Purple Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yodan, Shopei
Brown Pinan Godan, Kushanku, Sai Shun Tai
Shodan Kushanku, Nihanchi, Nihanchin
Nidan Nihanchi, Nihanchin, Sai Shan
Sandan Chinto, Kempei
Yodan Wanshu, Gohonshu
Godan Wanshu, Gensho, Gensho Shodan


Kyu belts (White to Brown) may choose from previous ranks' katas (Ex: Green may pick an Orange kata).

Guest Competitors may pick their own katas, or from the list above.