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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Karate-do Shurenkan offers instruction for both children and adults. We maintain a very high standard of training. Our focus is on teaching authentic, Japanese karate and instilling an appreciation for the ideals of modern budo (martial ways). These ideals include courtesy, respect, discipline, and a "persevering spirit."

All general karate classes at Karate-do Shurenkan are similarly structured. This format was designed to allow each individual, from beginner to black belt, the opportunity to train and advance at a pace which is unique to them, thus making our classes open to everyone, regardless of their level of experience.

Each class begins with a brief period of meditation followed by a vigorous warm-up and stretching routine designed to improve one's flexibility and coordination. For the remainder of class, students will develop an understanding of the methods of Karate-do Shurenkan by practicing the three "K's" of karate: kihon (techniques), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Class concludes with another period of meditation during which students can reflect upon the lessons learned that day.

Youth Karate (two groups: ages 6-9 and ages 10-14)

The Youth Karate program was designed to teach children the techniques of karate in a fun, yet very structured manner. During each one hour class students are taught a practical method of self-defense through the use of training drills developed to also help improve their balance, endurance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and stamina. While our youth's program strongly promotes physical fitness, an even greater emphasis is placed on the development of essential, character qualities such as confidence, courtesy, respect, self-control, and discipline. 

Adult Karate (ages 15 and up)

In the adult karate classes, students are provided with detailed instruction in the 3 "K's" of karate (kihon, kata, and kumite). Strong emphasis is placed on the development of proper body mechanics to not only minimize the risk of injury, but to increase the effectiveness of the techniques as well. Through the use of partnered training drills and controlled sparring, students learn sabaki (body movement) and kuzushi-waza (unbalancing techniques) to efficiently and effectively respond to an attack.

Conditioning Class

A one hour fitness class designed to help participants improve their agility, balance, speed, strength, flexibility, and endurance. These classes are intense and include a mix of callisthenic and other bodyweight exercises, resistance training, plyometric drills, and more.

Fighter's Training / Tournament Prep

Fighter's training is open to those adult students who wish to enter knockdown and semi-knockdown competition or those who would simply like to challenge themselves further. This class combines the traditional wisdom and techniques of full-contact karate, with the advances of modern sport's science. Students will find themselves involved in weight training, plyometrics drills, heavybag workouts, focus mitt and pad drills, body conditioning and impact training, and sparring sessions all designed to help increase a competitive fighter's level of performance. These classes are intense! The instructor's permission is required to attend these sessions.
 

 



 

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