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. 

Additional expenses for testing and equipment which is purchased through the instructor. Testing is held at Bennett’s Karate Dojo 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.

The 4-6 year-old classes have been suspended due to Covid-19.

Day: Monday & Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Carbon Valley Recreation Center, Multi-purpose room
Fee: $58 D, $73 ND
Registration deadline: Day before first scheduled class

KARATE (Ages 7 and Over)

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 including 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+

Session Dates:
October 1 - October 29
November 2 - November 30 (No class Nov. 26)
December 3 - December 28 (No class Dec. 24 & Dec. 31)