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Jun 21 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Intro to Shotokan Karate

Join us for a workshop introducing students to the basics of the traditional Japanese martial art of Shotokan Karate.

Shotokan Karate is a BUDO (traditional Japanese martial art) focusing on empty-hand self-defense. Its purpose is not to win against an enemy outside of your body but to win against yourself. That means to win against your fears, doubts, indecisiveness and to be surprised by nothing.

”The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or in defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.” – Gichin Funakoshi, Founder of Shotokan Karate (1868 – 1957) Presented by the Japan Karate Association of Chicago.

Note: Registration for this event will close 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access this event shortly before your session begins.

This event will be hosted through the Zoom platform with closed captioning provided. A Zoom account is not required to attend this event which can be accessed via computer or telephone.

Visit the Zoom help guide for more information on how to use the platform. For additional support, please see our online chat service.


DISCLAIMER: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. By participating in the class, you are doing so at your own risk.