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Tues & Thurs




5-12 yrs



Karate is a martial art of Japanese origin that deals with attacks through evasive body movements and/or blocking, and counter attacks using kicks, punches and strikes. Joint locks, restraints and takedowns are also used, but to a lesser extent. People variously practice Karate as a form of self-defense, a way of keeping healthy and a sport. As a self-defense system, karate does not so much teach a set of standard responses to a set of limited scenarios, but rather teaches a set of principles that can be applied in any situation. As a method of keeping fit and healthy, it develops balance, coordination, aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. In addition, it also challenges the brain and requires constant mental alertness and agility. Check your local Y or our website for upcoming sessions and to register in advance!