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Genbu-Kai to open karate and kobudo classes

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Genbu-Kai Indiana karate and kobudo classes will be offered at CHAMPS Academy beginning on July 15. The head instructor of Genbu-Kai Indiana is Sensei Dawn Anderson. Anderson is a Nidan (2nd degree) black belt in Genbu-Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do and a Shodan (1st degree) black belt in Kobudo Rengo-Kai (Okinawan weapons). Anderson has been training for 10 years, teaching karate to all levels of youth and adults since 2008, and serves as a Genbu-Kai karate judge for state and international level tournaments.

Genbu-Kai is an international organization that encompasses 32 countries and thousands of members. The translation of the word Karate-Do is “the way of the empty hand.” It is a form of self-defense that uses all parts of the body (hands, feet, elbows, knees, and head). Though karate may take many years for one to become proficient in, it is the Do (way of life) that is the most difficult part to master. Do is the soul of all the Martial Arts. Self-control, discipline, humbleness, responsibility, compassion, and understanding for others are some of the characteristics of Karate-Do.

Class times and days: Junior Beginner Karate (6-13 years of age) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 4:50 p.m.; Advanced Karate (instructor’s permission required) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 5:50 p.m.; Adult Beginner Karate (14+ years of age) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 6:50 p.m.; Advanced kobudo (instructor’s permission required) Saturdays, 8 to 8:50 a.m.; Beginner kobudo (instructor’s permission required) Saturdays, 9 to 9:50 a.m.; Beginner kata Saturdays, 10 to 10:50 a.m. and Advanced kata (instructor’s permission required) Saturdays, 11 to 11:50 a.m.

CHAMPS Academy Genbu-Kai Karate monthly membership is $50. Classes will be held at CHAMPS Academy, 900 E. State Street in the Life Church building.

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