Under the expert direction of martial artist Mr. Edgard Velez, Karate I students will learn and practice drills designed to condition their minds and bodies while also emphasizing fun. Mr. Velez specializes in teaching children of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, and is dedicated to instilling in his young students the benefits of hard work, respect, compassion and drive, both in and outside of class. If your Kindergarten student already has had one or more terms of karate, please enroll him/her in the class in which you believe he/she will feel most comfortable and which will best fit your family's schedule. Please note: Early Childhood Program students must be four years old by January 1, 2016, in order to participate in Karate I. If your child does not already own a gi (uniform), please indicate his/her size at registration. The end-of-term Belt-Test Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday, December 5. Please note: GFS is closed on Monday, October 3 and so there will no club on that days and the final club session will take place on Monday, December 5.