The family classes are for everyone ages eight and older. We have several father & son, mother & daughter families as well as at least one father, mother, daughter, daughter, son & son family.
Karate is a family bond builder and a great exercise program. You can attend as an individual or learn, have fun, and excercise with your spouse, children or a friend or coworkers.
The beginner class teaches the basics of Martial Arts including both the martial and the arts pieces and provides the foundation for class behavior and expectations. Students of all ages learn the basic stances, punches, and kicks in the American Freestyle Karate system. The school follows a rotation system that allows students to enter class at any time and still begin to learn immediately. This class will allow you or your entire family to begin their journey in Martial Arts. Come out today and find out about "Star Blocks" as well as basic kicks like front, flip, and roundhouse as well as basic hand moves such as the backfist, reverse punch, and cross chop.
Continue your journey with the mix of beginning and more advanced intermediate students. At this level students begin to learn not only from Master Elliot, but from one another as well as they learn to become not only students, but mentors as well. That doesn't mean that Master Elliot doesn't lead every class, he does, you will find; however, that the 'family' in Elliott's Family Karate begins to build bonds between students so that they want to help and learn from helping one another. Of course, we begin to take the physical to the next level as well with double-action kicks, skipping kicks, spinning kicks, and jumping kicks as well as more advanced self-defense moves and sparring combinations.
Advanced classes are for those students who have obtained a certain level of mastery and knowledge as well as achieving a Red belt ranking. This is also the class where the black belts hang out. Well, hang out isn't exactly right. This is the class where they perfect the skills, they've learned over the years to allow them to achieve the black belt rank. In this class many students operate semi-independently on their own focused areas of the martial arts whether it be sparring, forms (katas), or weapons. Classes contain consistent teaching and reemphasize the fundamentals to help ensure students retain their earlier training. At this level students are expected to help one another subconsciously while still learning from Master Elliot and the other ranking black belts. Remember, black belt isn't the end, it is just the beginning of a journey in self-mastery and knowledge.
New students may choose one or two classes per week from the flexible options available. Leadership students may attend as many classes as they like each week. The leadership program is available for all ages and extends the program with hand-held weapon training, sparring and class leadership.
Beginners meet on Mondays & Tuesdays at 6:15 PM, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Saturdays at 10:45 AM.
Intermediate students meet on Mondays & Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, Thursdays at 6:15 PM and Saturdays at 11:30 AM.
Advanced students meet on Mondays at 7:45 PM, Wednesdays at 6:15 PM, Thursdays at 7:00 PM and Saturdays at 11:30 AM.