Time*                     Class Description

4:00 – 5:00           Karate & Taekwondo
5:00 – 5:30           Sparring
5:30 – 6:30           Karate & Taekwondo
5:30 – 6:30           Krav Maga
6:30 – 7:00           Sparring
7:00 – 8:00           Karate & Taekwondo

*All classes meet every Tuesday & Thursday

What is Karate?

We teach a style of Karate influenced by Chinese, Japanese and American styles of Karate whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counterattacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defense, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall improvement of the individual. It is a system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a colored belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training. Our Karate has also been influenced by other combat sports like boxing, kick boxing and other martial arts like Taekwondo and Krav Maga.

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, fast kicking techniques, power, and speed. In fact, World Taekwondo sparring competitions award additional points for strikes that incorporate spinning kicks, kicks to the head, or both. To facilitate fast, turning kicks, Taekwondo generally adopts stances that are narrower and taller than the broader, wide stances used by martial arts such as karate. The trade off of decreased stability is believed to be worth the commensurate increase in agility.

What is Self-Defense?

Our Self-Defense is based on Krav Maga. Krav Maga is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces that derived from a combination of techniques sourced from boxing, wrestling, Aikido, judo and karate, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing aggression, and simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers.