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We’ll soon offer two nights of karate class per week!

For nearly two years, we’ve offered one karate class per week through our incredible partnership with the Metamora Park District.

Starting May 1, we’ll offer three classes across two nights!

Students are welcome to join one, two, or all three classes on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays.

Details on those classes are listed below.

New Tuesday Karate Schedule

Please note the only changes here are the addition of a private lesson and that the tai chi chuan class is extended by 5 minutes.

  1. Tuesdays, 5:30-5:50 – Private Lesson
  2. Tuesdays, 6-6:50 – Karate – Core Curriculum
  3. Tuesdays, 7-7:50 – Tai Chi Chuan

New Wednesday Schedule

  1. Wednesdays, 5:30-5:50 – Private Lesson
  2. Wednesdays, 6-6:50 – Karate – Core Curriculum
  3. Wednesdays, 7-7:50 – Karate – Specialty

To answer (or at least address) some questions I’ve already received…

“Will it cost more?”

If you continue to take class once per week, no—the cost of taking a once-a-week karate class will stay the same.

If you choose to take 2-3 classes per week, yes.

Each class session is less than $10 per class.

Metamora residents can try martial arts classes for as little as $35 per month.

“Which night should I come on?”

Whatever night is most convenient for you.

I’m not sure at this point what the breakdown of students will look like – lower ranks vs. higher ranks, younger students vs. older students.

Please notify me ASAP so we can slot you in.

“Can I come both nights?”

Yes – I intend to make each class unique.

“Do I need to notify you what night my child will attend?”

Yes, that would be appreciated so we can balance the classes appropriately. In other words, we can’t have 20 students register for Tuesday and 0 students register for Wednesday, for example.

“What if I usually come on Tuesdays but need to make a Wednesday class?”

That’s okay. Just let me know, please!

“What will the theme of the karate specialty class be?”

I’m thinking of offering a rotating curriculum so that some months we’ll prepare for a tournament, and other months we’ll work on kobudo (ancient Okinawan weapons).

I’ve been asked about weapons before, so this is an opportunity to learn that.

For now, our core curriculum will be empty-hand (no weapons) only.

“Is there a prerequisite to taking the karate specialty class?”

Yes, there are two.

First, students must attend at least one core curriculum class per week to be eligible to attend the specialty class.

Second, students should have at least one stripe on their white belt (i.e., be promoted from kukyu to hachikyu).

Students should have good fundamentals if they are to compete or to use weapons.

View this post for more information on our rank requirements.

Ready to register?

Click here to see the step-by-step process for how to register through the Metamora Park District!

Is there anything else you can think of that I haven’t answered? Please contact me!

Adam Bockler

Adam Bockler is the head instructor for Metamora Martial Arts. He's practiced and taught martial arts for 20+ years, holds black belts in karate and tai chi chuan, and is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise.