A traditional karate class will be offered, with an emphasis on discipline, respect, self-esteem and improvement. This program introduces students to the various aspects of traditional Karate, including the forms and techniques of self-defense, stretching, breathing, strength, and stamina training. Over time, students become empowered to make good choices and develop excellent self-discipline/self-direction. The benefits of this program also include increased focus, self-respect, memory development, balance, physical fitness, mental alertness, as well as assertiveness.
Competition is not a compulsory component, but it is available.
Instructor: Sensei Andre Serrette
Ages: Grades 1-6
Dates/Times: Wednesdays and Fridays -3:20-4:30 pm. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 7 and end on May 29. There will be NO class on 2/18, 2/20, 2/25, 2/27, 3/4, 3/6, 4/3, & 4/10.
Location: Btrium in the Lower School (students will check-in at the a-trium first and walk together to the b-trium)
Fee: $275 for any or all of the fall sessions
What to bring/wear? For the first two weeks, students will wear sweatpants and a t-shirt. After that, Sensei Andre can order a traditional gi for each student (approximate cost is $30).
*Note: Students participating in the Norfolk Academy class are allowed to attend any class offered at the Virginia Beach Genbu-Kai dojo free of charge. The dojo is located at 1537 Laskin Road, The Friends School in Virginia Beach. Classes at the dojo are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.