Participants are carefully initiated into this karate which focuses on alertness of mind, self-control and mental strategies to meet life challenges. Traditional Karate is a martial art which emphasizes the principles and applications of a weaponless self-defense through the use of total body dynamics and mental discipline. Students will constantly strive for technical excellence and enhancement of ones character. The following items are optional and will incur additional costs: uniforms, belt tests and tournaments. Belt Ranking System: There are 11 belt levels (kyu) before first-degree black belt (shodan). A new student is assigned the white belt rank (eleventh kyu). Students must fulfill certain requirements under normal practice conditions and in a test environment to secure progressive promotions up to and including the black belt (dan) levels. When a student has acquired a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Karate, he or she can be promoted to the rank of first-degree black belt.
This class will introduce students with little or no karate experience to the traditional martial art of Karate.
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Winnetka Community House