This class is offered to both those with martial arts experience (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and those without and examines the methods involved in traditional Karate-do, or 'Way of the empty hand', through a traditional Japanese style known as Shotokan Karate. With a membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world’s largest and most prestigious karate organization. Recognized heir to the Shotokan karate tradition, it is the only legal karate entity officially approved by the Japanese government as an association of members for the promotion of karate.
This course will further stress the importance of the health benefits and unarmed self-defense techniques resulting from physical conditioning and mental discipline. A plain white ji (uniform) is required for this class. Uniforms are available from the instructor at an additional cost, or students may provide their own.
Students have the option to register and pay for the full semester or separately for first half and/or second half of the semester.