Classes are taught by instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club under the direction of John DiPasquale, four-time National Champion, U.S. Karate National Coach, and National Champion, U.S. Karate National Coach, and National Faculty Member of ACEP (American Coaching Effectiveness Program). Karate programs offered include:
Pre-Karate (4-7 Years)
In our Pre-Karate Safety classes, young children develop flexibility, strength, and coordination in fun, yet disciplined activities. This program is specifically designed for growing minds and bodies to enhance memory and agility. Watch your child’s confidence blossom and skills improve. Participants must wear face coverings inside the building and during the class.
Youth Karate (8-14 Years)
ISKC’s Youth Karate classes will put children in touch with their bodies and offers a good mix of strength training, with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Children increase their coordination, agility and poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. They also benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to class rules. Participants must wear face coverings inside the building and during the class.
Karate Class Info
- Uniforms and belt testing are optional through the ISKC instructor at an additional fee.
- Beginner students are not permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met.
- Registration for continuing through advanced students will be accepted after the start date, but the full class fee is required.