Fitness and Character development for ages 7-70+. Karate is an activity that helps each student develop at their own pace but encourages constant improvement. Shotokan karate is a non contact martial art but teaches self-defense and perseverance through Kata, Kihon, and Kumite (3 elements of most martial arts.) This class is for children and adults with both beginner and junior ranks participating. Testing for belt ranks is not necessary but encouraged if you continue training. (This is a separate fee managed by the instructor). Please wear shorts and a T-shirt and ensure that toe nails are clipped short.