Covid-19 Change in Classes

Effective until further notice

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent restrictions and limitations placed on public gatherings and interactions, we are no longer offering public classes at our community center location. 

Private sessions are still available and can be scheduled by contacting us directly via our Facebook page

Early Beginner's Karate 

Early beginner's karate is designed for our youngest students aged 4-6 . The focus in this class is to introduce the child to karate while keeping active and having fun. Our games and activities teach not only the solid foundations of karate but also focus on building character, confidence, important life skills, and more. Through carefully guided instruction, children enrolled in this class will learn and practice their focusing skills, listening to and following directions, being respectful towards others, persisting through challenges, improving balance and coordination, developing self-control, and of course, kicking, punching, and stances.   

 

A typical beginner's class includes:

  • Bowing to teachers and fellow students as a sign of respect

  • Warm-ups

  • A variety of fun and basic drills to teach:

    • Stances

    • Blocking

    • Punching 

    • Kicking 

    • Falls and rolls

    • Gross motor coordination

  • A game or two to reinforce what is learned 

  • Bowing to teachers and fellow students as a sign of respect

Beginner's Karate 

Beginner's karate is designed for younger students aged roughly 7+ from white belt to green belt and any age beginner. The focus in this class is primarily the basics of karate: stances, blocks, punches, kicks, and basic forms.  In addition to teaching traditional warm-ups and drills, a number of fun activities are incorporated to keep the students engaged while still learning and practicing martial arts, continually improving the students' karate and ingraining other important skills including discipline, honesty, respect, and self-control. 

 

A typical beginner's class includes:

  • Bowing to teachers and fellow students as a sign of respect

  • Warm-ups and stretches

  • A variety of fun and basic drills

    • Stances

    • Blocking and punching 

    • Kicking 

    • Self-defense "One Steps"

    • Falls and rolls

    • Sparring "Patch Tag"

  • Basic katas

  • A game or two to reinforce what is learned 

  • Bowing to teachers and fellow students as a sign of respect

Intermediate/Advanced Karate 

Intermediate/Advanced Karate is for students roughly 13+ ranked blue belt and higher. Students in this class will focus on more advanced katas and techniques while perfecting what they already know. Also, weapons and sparring are taught more intensely as the student progresses in rank and ability. In addition, students are required to, as a large component of their training, to be able to lead different sections of the class and to teach younger/newer students one-on-one. These activities require the student to exercise their own knowledge of the art of karate as they develop clear communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

 

A typical intermediate/advanced class includes:

  • Bowing to teachers and fellow students as a sign of respect

  • Warm-ups, strengthening exercises, and stretches

  • ​Various drills to reinforce basic and advance skills​

    • Stances​

    • Blocking and punching

    • Kicking

    • "One Steps"

    •  Advanced self-defense

    • Sparring drills

  • Weapons katas

  • Empty-hand katas

  • Bowing to teachers and fellow students as a sign of respect

Mortensen and McKellar's Karate

Traditional Karate, American Kickboxing, and Yoshitsune Jujitsu