Our Classes

OUR REGULAR CLASSES RUN ON A SESSION SCHEDULE COINCIDING WITH THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR NEW LENOX DISTRICT 122. SEE OUR CALENDAR FOR NEW SESSION STARTING DATES. IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH CLASS IS MOST APPROPRIATE PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AND WE WILL FIND THE CLASS MOST SUITED TO YOUR SITUATION.

TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASSES

Mini Pee Wee (ages 4-6) W, 30 min;
Emphasis is on basic motor skills, self-control, and fun to help children develop a strong foundation for future karate study. Four levels of advancement are possible. Certificates and pins are awarded for each level completed.

Pee Wee (ages 6-12) W, 45 min;
For beginners and continuing students ranked PW 1 – PW 9, this class provides full martial arts instruction, working on fitness, coordination, and team drills as well as emphasis on building motor skills, coordination and self-control with increasingly difficult drills and exercises. While enrolled in this class, the children learn all the material for the Adult White Belt test, broken into 9 levels to facilitate consistent progression. Belts are earned at each level, from PW 1 through PW 9. Partial Gi is required at PW 1 with full Gi required at PW 4. There is lots of camaraderie and fun in this class, with extra emphasis on the martial arts way of life: academic excellence, responsibility, and respect.

Junior/Adult Belts (ages 12+) TU, TH, 60 min;
For our older beginners ages 12 and up and continuing students ranked White through Brown Belt, this class teaches the first 8 Kyu (solid belt) levels. The standard Shorei Goju Ryu karate curriculum taught in this class is a mix of exercise, coordination drills, two-man drills, forms instruction, and self-defense is taught throughout the term. This is a great class for teens, parents with their teens, or adults who want to learn karate and improve their fitness level.

Private Lessons (all ages) Various Days Available, 30 min;
Please call to schedule. 30 minute credit price varies by instructor level: Brown Belt Instructor = 1 credit, Lower Black Belt = 2 credits, Sensei Carroll = 3 credits.