Adult Classes

American Karate & Martial Science Adult class has both men and women ages 18 to 50+. Classes are divided by belt rank into Adult Novice class (white and gold), Adult Intermediate class (Green – Purple), and Adult Advanced (Brown and Black).

What happens in the Adult Novice class?

The Adult Novice (open to all belt ranks) start by lining up by rank and then a period of meditation. Next students warm-up (jumping jacks) and then stretch. Adult Novice may be asked to do a variety of activities in a given class period. Some of those activities include: conditioning, basic techniques (stances, blocks, punches, and kicks), single and combination of basic techniques with a partner, targets, and bags, kata (prearranged basic defensive and offensive techniques), self-defense with a partner, step sparring (without physical contact) and sparring (physical contact using protective gear). The class ends with another period of meditation. Guests may watch the Adult Novice class from the seating area (children must be supervised).

What happens in the Adult Intermediate & Advanced classes?

The Adult Intermediate and Adult Advanced student perform many of the same activities as the Adult Novice class, and also work on rank specific (intermediate and advanced) activities, including: step sparring, kata, self defense, break falls, and weapons (bo, kamas, and sai). (Weapons training at American Karate & Martial Science is open only to ranks purple belt and higher. Mr. Williams determines when a student has the karate skills and techniques and responsibility required for weapons training.)