To become proficient in karate, we encourage our new adult members to practice twice a week for the first three months until your body becomes accustomed to the rigors of training. Taking on too much too soon can lead to burnout and dropout. After that, like anything else of consequence, the more you apply yourself, the better the results will be, and we encourage our experienced members to train as often as possible. We welcome you to Valley Shotokan and are looking forward to you becoming a permanent member of this dojo.
The goal of every class is to cover the basics (kihon), forms (kata), and fighting exercises (kumite). Although some instructors may emphasize one aspect of these three divisions of traditional karate practice, there will be a balance throughout the week. During the year we will also alter our schedule to prepare for grading exams, special training, tournaments, and special events.
We welcome all sincere people, children, and adults alike,
to become members of Valley Shotokan,
a traditional school of Japanese Karate or Empty Hand.
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