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Change to the Adult Class Schedule:

JKA Wisconsin has expanded the adult program to two evenings per week:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Adult Class is for students ages 15 and up. At the discretion of the instructor students of 14 years of age may be admitted.

Students of all ranks are welcome both evenings per week.


Kids' Karate

Will go on Hiatus for the Summer:

The Kids’ Karate program will be going on hiatus (that means “vacation,” kids) after Tuesday, June 11, 2013 until late Summer.  Have a wonderful and safe summer, enjoy your time running around outdoors, and we’ll see you back here training with us in September!


Most Recent Rank Examination:

Was held in the Kids' Class on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Congratulations to Colin G., who earned his
7th Kyu (Blue Belt)


A Little Note About Advancement

We count DOWN in “kyu” (preliminary ranks) until we reach the doorstep of the “Dan” levels (various ranks of black belt).  So: 8th kyu = yellow, 7th kyu = blue, 6th kyu = green, 5th and 4th kyu = purple, 3rd, 2nd and 1st kyu = brown… then Sho-Dan = 1st degree black belt, Ni-Dan = 2nd degree, San-Dan = 3rd degree, and so forth.

By the way, for you trivia hounds: “Dan” means “step”.  So at Sho-Dan, you’ve completed your first “step” on the journey.

When classes resume in late Summer, there will be students in our Kids' Classes preparing for 8th, 6th, and 4th kyu ranks!