Mixed Martial Arts/Karate

KARATE BASED MARTIAL ARTS- Self defense for 7th Grade male or female to age 99

These classes will teach the basic concepts and principles of self defense.. The sessions concentrate on unarmed combat including an emphasis on punching and kicking into pads. This style of karate is called Okinawa Shorin Ryu, which is reputed to have been developed in response to the oppressive military occupation of the island of Okinawa. Shorin Ryu is taught through a series of progressively advancing lessons (called "kata".) Each "kata" taught and studied is analyzed to extract (unarmed) attacking patterns. Self defense is emphasized.

New students will learn the basics of punching, kicking, takedowns and their fighting applications. Returning students will practice and hone their "kata" methods and fighting applications. Opportunistic weapons are introduced early with an emphasis on the defense of the hearth and home. In terms of self defense, we subscribe to General George Patton's philosophy and quote. "The best form of defense is to attack and the best form of attack is to attack." Lots of movement and hitting are involved which transcends into a vigorous cardiovascular workout. Class instructor Mr. Joseph has been practicing martial arts for several years, concentrating on Shorin Ryu since 1992. He has taught Karate Based Martial Arts since 2009 in addition to teaching several self defense classes for women for the Sheboygan CRD. We look forward to your participation in this important self defense class.

Instructor: Mr. George Joseph

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 17-March 23 6:30-7:30pm

Jackson School Gym

$40.00 Resident, $60.00 Non Resident, $34.00 Senior, $20.00 middle and high school students