6:10 - 7:00 pm BEGINNERS CLASS (for white and blue belts)
7:10 - 8:00 pm GENERAL AND REVIEW CLASS (for yellow belts and above)
8:10 - 9:00 pm FIGHTING STRATEGY/KUMITE (for yellow belts and above)
6:10 - 7:00 pm CONDITIONING CLASS (for advanced white and above)
7:10 - 8:40 pm KATA AND KUMITE (for yellow belts and above)
BEGINNERS: This class focuses on form and technique basics. White through yellow belts are encouraged to attend. Special attention is given to white belts by assistant instructors.
GENERAL: This class combines elements found in all other classes except kumite (fighting). Fundamental punches, kicks, and blocks are practiced, along with self-defense, kata (forms) and other techniques.
CONDITIONING: In this high-energy class, expect to do push-ups, sit-ups, some stretching and various punching/kicking combinations. The goal is to build endurance as well as power and flexibility.
REVIEW: Kenshikai Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Self-defense techniques and Kenshikai Bo/Jo techniques are practiced. Also practical/street self-defense techniques are reviewed to sharpen reaction instincts.
KATA: A kata (formal exercise) is a series of techniques put together in a specific sequence. Each rank is responsible for learning and perfecting the kata specified for their rank (and all kata below his/her rank).
KUMITE: This class is for yellow belts and above (blue belts may attend with special permission for shadow boxing or light introductory contact). Here we learn timing, distance and how to apply fighting techniques through sparring. Fighting safety gear is mandatory. Students must provide their own.