(Students from 5ish to Teen)
Developing the body.....The children and teen classes for children and teens are 45 minutes long. The students attend 2 classes per week, with other children of comparable age. A class begins with a variety of warm-up exercises which may include push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, punching and kicking drills and more. We then move on to teaching the foundational movements of karate through the use of traditional forms called "kata". After that we work on multiple person drills of pre-arranged punching and kicking (a very safe but effective way to practice) and some impact drills using punching or kicking pads. We end with a drill / game designed to be fun, but also to help the student learn additional fundamentals of karate and self-defense.
Developing the mind.....It's not just about the punching, blocking, running, jumping and kicking. We make it a point to talk about of our Student Creed and 8 Virtues of Black Belt. We use the STAR program (Stop, Think, Act and Review) to help teach core values. We have an Academic Superstar Program to recognize a student's effort in school. Of course, we have our Junior Black Belt program which was established to reward our students for their perseverance and dedication to the values of Uechi Ryu Karate.
Developing the spirit..... All of these aspects combined make our classes practical, educational and fun. They help each student develop great self-confidence and self-control which will enhance their ability to better deal with any situation where focus and concentration are required. Call now to set up an appointment for your Orientation Class so you can find out what has made our program such a great success for children in the community.
(We have no limits, age or otherwise)
Our adult classes are guaranteed to give you a great workout, teach you practical movements of self defense, and help you to de-stress. When you enter the "DoJo" (the place where we teach the way of Uechi Ryu karate) you learn to leave the outside world behind. You will come in and train with other wonderful students. You will practice a great traditional style of karate that will help you delvelop your stamina, strength, flexibility and coordination. Just as importantly, you will learn how to be "In The Moment" which will challenge you mentally, but help you to develop a clear mind so you'll feel relaxed and refreshed (and a bit sweaty) after every class. These classes will become the highlight of your week!
The Dojo becomes a very special place when you study karate. You'll train alongside your fellow students who will be Doctors, Office Workers, Professors, Students, Attorneys, Business People, Mothers and Fathers, women and men from all walks of life. You'll really enjoy the camaraderie and develop lasting friendships with these fellow students that can last a lifetime. Everyone in the Dojo is working towards a goal that is both personal to you as an individual, and common to the class as a whole. There is no other experience like it. Call now to set up your orientation class so you can begin to enjoy the many benefits of studying Uechi Ryu Karate.