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Program Manager

Eric Musselman

416.922.3714 x 105
program@mooredale.on.ca

Karate

James Greer from the Cold Mountain School is in his 18th year of instruction of Karate at Mooredale.  Trained as a Second Degree black belt, James designs and teaches Karate programs specifically for children.  Participants will progress through traditional Okinawan Karate.

The karate program has been designed to give your child the tools to optimally learn and grow as they develop as people.  The system used has been developed specifically for children and utilizes my unique “FIVE FINGER” approach:

 

Through the use of Karate skills instruction, games, philosophy, and meditation the children develop both physically and mentally. The system you and your child have chosen to study is the traditional Okanawian art of Pwang Gia Noon, more commonly known as UECHI RYU KARATE DO. This system works on improving and developing a person’s focus and awareness, the ability to defend themselves physically and increasing performance in school and sports. 

Uniforms

All students are required to purchase a karate gi (uniform), which is available through the instructor.  First time participants can dress in a t-shirt and comfortable jogging pants or athletic shorts.

Testing

Testing will occur through the year but does not always result in the achievement of a new belt level, however achievement and development will often be recognized with belt stripes.

Dates

The 2017-18 Karate program runs:

   Fall:  September 18 to December 13, 2017
   Winter:  January 8 to March 8, 2018
   Spring:  March 27 to June 5, 2018

Levels and Class Times

Karate Preschool/Beginner   3 to 5 years old
Tuesday: 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Wednesday: 12:30 - 1:15 pm 

Karate One - White Belts;  5 to 9 years old
Monday:  4:00 - 4:45 pm
Tuesday:  4:45 - 5:45 pm

Karate Two - White Belts and Three Stripes; 7+ years
Monday:  4:45 - 5:45 pm
Tuesday: 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Karate Three - Colour Belts;  7+ years
Monday:   5:45 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday:   5:45 - 7:00 pm  

Adult Karate  Ages 18+
Monday:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

Karate Program       

Students will learn the following in each level

White belt:
-introduction to the system, etiquette, and the history of Uechi Ryu
-Philosophy by stories
-basic movements of strikes and blocks

Yellow belt:
-first kata
-sparring
-how to fall
-partner work

Colour belts
-weapons defense
-leadership
-introduction to self-defense                                                    

 

Program Manager

Eric Musselman

416.922.3714 x 105
program@mooredale.on.ca