Classes concentrate on karate punching, kicking, and blocking basics. Students learn to count from 1 to 10 in Japanese and learn basic Japanese phrases used in the dojo. Have fun doing drills geared toward coordination and exercise in a structured and disciplined environment. This program has its own ranking system and its purpose is to prepare younger students for the karate class.
Location: Carbon Valley Recreation Center
KARATE (4-6 YEARS OLD)
Concentrate on karate basics through fun drills that develop coordination, discipline and exercise. Students learn to count and say basic phrases in Japanese used for class. This program has its own ranking system and its purpose is to prepare younger students for the Youth/Adult karate class. Age: 4-6
Saturdays, 10-10:30 am, $40 District, $50 Non-District
KARATE (7+ YEARS OLD)
Students work on etiquette, discipline, communication skills, and teamwork. Classes focus on form, kicking and punching drills, prearranged fighting drills and technical application. This class is intended for students 7 years and above, adults, seniors, and families. Both entry level and advanced drills and exercises will be used to challenge and engage students of all ability levels. It is recommended to attend both classes but once a week is optional. Extra fees may apply for uniforms, testing, and membership. Age: 7+
Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, $45 District, $55 Non-District
Saturdays, 10:30-11:45 am, $45 District, $55 Non-District
Both Thursday and Saturday class fee: $55 D, $65 ND.
Additional costs/Information Karate equipment is bought through the instructor, not through the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. Testing is held at Bennett’s Karate school in Erie.
Uniform (“gi”), belt, patch package: $50
Student membership: $35 paid annually
Belt testing and class cancellations due to recreation center closures will be made up at Bennett's Karate dojo in Erie.