in Hilliard, OH at the Hilliard Community Center.
You must register for classes online via the Hilliard Rec and Parks
website. The most current registration links
can be found on our NEWS page.
*** COVID updates - All City of Hilliard buildings (including the Community Center) are
scheduled to open in April 2021. The Karate Class will be back at the
Community Center starting Apr 14, 2021. Please CONTACT us
regarding classes. ***
Our karate class meets at the Hilliard Community Center; 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr,
Hilliard, OH 43026; every Wednesday evening
from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Students must be 10 years of age or older to participate
due to the practical self defense nature of the class (students ages 8 - 10
may be admitted after an individual evaluation).
Students range in age and experience and each is taught at their own pace.
They are graded on their physical skills of kata and sparring, physical and
mental discipline, teaching ability, responsibility, and their maturity
in the Martial Arts. Advancement
is strictly based on merit regardless of the amount of time spent in class.
While every class differs each week, these fundamental elements
are common :
Stretching and Warm-ups are used to begin each class. General conditioning
and flexibility are gained as well as learning and perfecting essential
techniques such as stances, punches, and kicks.
Kata is a series of movements against multiple attackers. Kata is
used teach proper technique, balance, and how to use various weapons. Combinations
from these forms can be applied to sparring.
Self Defense techniques are taught from general ideas up through
specific situations. Students will learn how to avoid these situations,
how to retreat if possible, and how to defend themselves if there is no
other option. Situational awareness, how to escape from specific grabs
and chokes, and weapon defense are taught.
Sparring and Grappling teaches you how to be tactical, maintain control of your
emotions, physical conditioning, and how to use the techniques you've
learned in true self defense situations. Bruce Lee said "You can't learn
to swim without getting into the water". We spar for learning, not for
points or trophies. Approved protective gear must be worn during all