Karate Classes


New Curriculum called "Junior Olympians" for beginners ages 5-7

Mondays, Wednesdays 4:45 PM 

[See Tomen and Michelle's Testimonial]

This program will teach karate along with coordination and speed techniques for a rapid start into sport karate.

Karate Youth (ages 6-10) and Karate Teens (ages 11-15)
Mondays 5:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:30 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am                        

[See Kirk's Testimonial]

A full curriculum of karate basics, forms (choreographed self-defense routines, and fighting strategies. Instructors discuss philosophies of karate and character education as they apply to maturing teens and youth.  Fast learners and highly motivated youth love this class.  

Karate for ages 16+
Mondays 7:30 pm, Wednesdays 6:30 pm, Saturdays 7:30 am                  

[See Dimple's Testimonial]

Older students of different ranks train together and grow with one another’s experiences. Instruction is given in Japanese when possible. We call it “Immersion Karate” ...if you’re trying to learn French, wouldn’t you want to be totally immersed with proficient French speakers rather than learn to speak with other beginners alone? The same applies in karate.

Conditioning Class for all ages in Karate
Fridays 5:30 pm, Additional Friday class will be added as needed. 

Think Field Day on Overdrive!  Youth and adults use wall sits, planks, push-ups, weighted balls, bands, hurdles, ladders, and cones to develop faster footwork, core strength, and explosive power.  It's fun, it's fast-paced, it's effective for many sports.  We have tennis players, football players, and runners blended into our karate conditioning class.  Dress for indoor gym work; no karate gi's required. 

Traditional Weapons Class

Traditional Japanese weapons include Bo staff, Eiku (oar), Sai, Tonfa, Kama, Nunchaku.   Our instructors teach Eiku, Bo, Sai, Tonfa to students at green belts and above. 

  • Sensei Dave Henshall will focus on Eiku (oar), the history of how the oar was used, made, and wielded as a weapon.  Sensei Henshall, 4th dan ShitSo-Ryu has studied traditional weapons with Sensei Dometrich for more than 25 years.  Students are learning Chikin Sunakake No Eiku kata for competition and demonstration.  

  • Class takes place on Sundays, 3:00-4:00 PM.

  • Call with interest or questions (919) 844-5555

Belt promotions - our next test is scheduled on Dec. 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  More...

Examinations are given by the instructors to students after training 24 sessions. This is usually 12 weeks (three months) for a student who attends classes twice a week. We celebrate each student’s progress as a group, and tests are open to family, friends, and other spectators.

Karate Belt Promotion for white through brown belts is called a Kyu Test.  (next one is Dec. 10, at 10:30 AM.

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