Special Needs Classes

Posted 2 Oct 2018

Goju Karate’ central mission is to bring the benefits of karatedo to all students who have a passion for becoming better. Some of our students need special help in accessing the benefits of karate on their journey through life, and we are committed to offering that special help.

Funded by generous support from donors to the Goju Karate Kizuna Fund, (“kizuna” loosely translates as “community” in Japanese), we are proud to offer these classes with free tuition to special needs students; tuition and a standard Gi is provided to all students without cost.

These classes are held each week. Please see the Front Desk for details on days and times when these classes are offered.

General Class [Students with Special Visual Needs]

These classes are 60 Minutes. Typically they include about five minutes of stretching, about twenty minutes of basic techniques and strength exercises, twenty minutes of fast-paced combination techniques, and fifteen minutes of advanced topics including kata (kata are combinations of movements which can be very complex). This class is designed specifically for students who have special visual needs, including those that have no vision, low-vision, or other visual impairments. Currently, there are no age requirements or limitations in this class: please contact the Front Desk for details.

General Class [Students with Special Needs]

These classes are 60 Minutes. Typically they include about five minutes of stretching, about twenty minutes of basic techniques and strength exercises, twenty minutes of fast-paced combination techniques, and fifteen minutes of advanced topics including kata (kata are combinations of movements which can be very complex). This class is designed specifically for students who have special needs. This can include students with special physical needs as well as students with learning or developmental challenges that need extra support.

Free Intro Session

Are you or your child interested in the the power of karatedo to become better? Reserve a FREE Introductory Session.

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