September is an informal start to a new year, with many courses beginning in the fall.
Former, existing, and potentially new fitness seekers, did you know Shotokan Karate has been in available in Sooke for 35 years? As the most widely practiced style, Shotokan is considered a traditional and influential form of karate do. Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring).
And, it is available locally through the Sooke Martial Arts Association (SMAA), for anyone aged six and up. Registration opens at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Rd) at 6 pm on Monday, September 11, and continues on Mondays and Thursdays thereafter.
“Our primary goal is to develop self-confidence and discipline, while teaching self-defense techniques that will enable you to protect yourself in dangerous situations and to deal with life’s more unpleasant moments,” reads their website. “Along with developing your physical fitness and mastering martial arts techniques, we also foster mental and emotional growth in a family environment.”
Their training promises to be mentally challenging, physically beneficial, emotionally rewarding, and above all else, fun.
Registration begins at 6:00 pm on Monday September 11, 2017, at the SMAA Dojo (Sooke Community Hall). Regular classes resume Mondays and Thursdays, starting September 14, 2017. Junior classes (for those between age 6 and 11) start at 6:00 pm; the senior class (for those aged 12 and over) start at 7:00 pm.
Learn more about their classes here.
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