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Novice Karate - Ages 7-15
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What does the class learn?
Our training class consists of three aspects. Sport, Discipline and Fitness. The 90 minute class is usually divided into 30 minutes of each part.
Our fitness circuit was developed to put Karate moves into a routine that gives a student cardiovascular conditioning, while practicing their technique.
The discipline part of the class concentrates on techniques and material needed for rank advancement. Advancing in rank is not a given, but rather earned through hard work and dedication.
The sport aspect of class concentrates on Karate competition. We do encourage students to compete in Karate tournaments, but it isn't the competition that's important, it's the effort in preparation that builds a winning attitude and competitor.
What benefits will we gain from training?
Respect, Discipline, Honor
"We'll help you learn, what you're capable of achieving"
– Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in effort and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
– Too many people today lose their social skills because they hide behind their computer screens. Karate helps build social skills because they are forced to interact with partners while learning self defense and other aspects of the art.
– Get the kids off the couch and encouraging them to be more active. Enrolling an inactive child in such a physically demanding pastime not only discourages the sedentary lifestyle they're used to, but also gives them an enjoyable activity that inspires each person to keep moving.
– Most forms of martial arts are based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
– Confidence comes with achievement, so your child’s self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move he masters and every belt he earns. Kids who struggle with a low sense of self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they’re enrolled in a martial arts class.
– Learning any martial arts style will require your child to show her instructor unflinching respect. Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults or those in advanced positions. When she goes to her karate class, though, your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
– Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a physical altercation. "Karate is a defensive art from beginning to end" -Gichin Funakoshi
– In order to master the skills she’s being taught and advance through the belt ranks, your child will have to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren’t always adept when it comes to paying attention to what they’re told can benefit from the verbal instruction and one-on-one work in her dojo.
– Whether he’s testing for a new belt or sparring in a practice setting to master a new maneuver, there are few things that your child does in his martial arts classes that will be done on his own. Working together to learn new things and accomplish goals is an important life lesson for kids to learn, and instruction in the martial arts can help your child learn that lesson.
– The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the dojo. The discipline skills that have been learned through Karate have benefited many of our students. Students have gone on to win academic achievement awards, athletic scholarships and more. many of our students have become teachers, business leaders, doctors and more. Karate is not about fighting, or who you can beat. It's about life, your life, and how you can defeat your own insecurities and fears.
When does the Youth Novice Karate the class train?
Monday through Friday 5:30-7:00 PM
When does the Adult Karate the class train?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-8:30 PM / Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM / Friday 5:30-7:00 PM
What is the best day to start training?
Any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Youth 7-15 years of age: 5:30-7:00 PM
Adult 16 years and older: 7:00-8:30 PM
(Fridays are Group Training for all ages and ranks, so it may be a little confusing for a beginner)
How do we advance in rank?
Advancement in rank is earned through time-in-grade, effort and accumulating promotion points. Rank information and status is available to all students here.
What does the class cost?
If you've read the list of benefits above, you'll probably realize that we aren't charging nearly enough for what you'll have the chance to achieve.
Listed below is the tuition price for this class.
16-Week Session: $320.00
Includes: 16 weeks of Karate Training at the Bronze Membership Level
(Silver and Gold Membership Levels are available at a higher price to allow more training time.)
Tuition can be made in 4 equal installments of $80.00 on:
Payments are due at the beginning of the 1st, 5th, 9th and 13th weeks of the session
Uniform Package = $45.00
When does the next session begin?
We are currently in the Summer Session. You may begin this class at any time. Tuition rates will be pro-rated for your start date.
Registration is required. Please register here.
Instructor: Master Chuck Hosler
Karate Programs and Training Guidelines
Rising Sun Martial Arts offers a karate style called Hinode-Ryu Karate. Hinode (He-know-day) is translated as “Rising Sun”. Ryu (Roo) is translated as “way” or “style”. So the translation for Hinode-Ryu would be “Way of the Rising Sun”. This style was developed by Master Hosler to be a more realistic and practical style for today’s society. Hinode-Ryu Karate allows the student to learn about the blocking and striking as in most hard style karate systems like Shotokan, while at the same time, learn more about the art of redirecting an opponent’s effort and energy as in Aikido and the ground work learned in Judo. All of these styles are present in the art of Hinode-Ryu Karate. There are many different styles of the Martial Arts and the question most asked, is “Which style is the Best”? The answer is simply; there is no better style, just a better Martial Artist. Everyone is different and every style is different. It depends on the person training as to which style they prefer and can adapt to better. No matter which style you take, train in it with full effort and dedication, and you will become the Martial Artist you are capable of being.
When training in the style of Hinode-Ryu Karate, here are a few of the training guidelines that you should remember:
· When entering the training area, always be prepared both mentally and physically to make yourself better than you were the last time you entered the dojo.
"The term dojo (doe-joe) is translated as “A place of Learning”. Because we do not want to concern ourselves with never making a mistake, I have changed the translation to read “A Place of Mistakes”. Use the dojo to learn and grow. You cannot become a champion by never making a mistake. Challenge yourself to get better each and every time you enter the dojo. And if that means you make a mistake along the way, so be it. Make the mistake in the dojo so fewer mistakes are made in the street."
· Life is not fair! So at times, training in the dojo is not fair. If a team is split up into unfair sections, or if you are given a harder task than someone else, deal with it. At times, life will also throw you an unfair situation and you need to react the best you can and not worry if someone else has the same problem.
· The hardest part of training in karate is listening. Make sure you are listening to your instructor at all times. When you listen, don’t just try to hear the words, but rather react to the words.
· All techniques are done by commands. The instructors will either use voice commands or numbers to let you know when you should react. Even when you know what is supposed to happen next, wait for the command. That helps build your discipline skills and with discipline, you can accomplish anything!
· Always keep your uniform and belt in a neat and clean condition. Belts should never touch the floor, unless you are on the floor. Our belt, or obi, is considered a part of us. You should always show respect towards your belt, because it is a symbol of you and what you have learned. Be proud of yourself, and be proud of the belt that you have earned. Advancing to the next rank in Hinode-Ryu Karate is something you will earn, not something that just happens.
· Safety is a major part of our training. The last thing we would want to happen to a student is that they get hurt. Sometimes injuries are unavoidable, but most of the times we can stop them from happening by learning control. You must control your movements, actions and techniques at all times. If a student is continuously acting in a wild and uncontrolled manner, they will first be disciplined through push ups or running laps, then moved to another part of the dojo by themselves and then finally they may possibly be dismissed from class.
· Discipline is another major part of training in Hinode-Ryu Karate. The most used form of discipline is self-discipline. Self-Discipline is making yourself do the uncomfortable or difficult things without complaining or protest. When a challenge is given to you, your best and only response to the instructor is “Yes Sir” or “Yes Ma’am”, depending on who is teaching you at the time. Learning how to complain when confronted with a challenge only shows your weakness. Don’t be weak and don’t be afraid, at least in the presence of your challenge.
· Failure to show discipline, respect or control will probably be met with the wonderful art of push-ups. Push-ups are a wonderful exercise that will make you strong in many different ways. Not only will they increase the strength of your muscles and help create stronger punches and blocks, they will also help strengthen your character as well. Even with the great benefits of push-ups, if you are made to do push-ups in class, do not consider it a good thing. Too many push-ups could have an adverse effect towards your promotion.
At all times, show respect to each other and the instructors. It is also great practice to continue this procedure outside of the dojo. Start with your parents! They are the most important people in your lives, so show them the most respect. All Black Belts in Hinode-Ryu Karate are addressed as Sensei. Sensei is term meaning teacher. A more comprehensive definition of Sensei is; “One who has gone before”. To reach the rank of Black Belt in Hinode-Ryu Karate is something very noteworthy. Once having earned that rank, respect should be shown to them by addressing them properly. The solid Black Belt ranks are addressed as Sensei, followed by their first name. Any first degree Black Belt or higher should be addressed as Sensei, followed by their last name.