Song & A Dance
Professional Instruction in the Arts
Shotokan Karate with Sensei Matthew
We offer Shotokan Karate for all ages. Shotokan is one of the four main schools of Karate in Japan. It is characterized by its long, deep stances and has more linear movements. There are many Katas, or series of movements, used in defense and attack. It is very beautiful to watch, but can be deadly in its speed and power.
At Song & A Dance, our karate program has been in existence since 1988. We have our "Karate Kids" class where the students start as young as 5 years old. The classes are co-ed and students move through colored rank belts as their techniques develop. In this program the students will learn focus and discipline. The program is very helpful for children who need to learn to concentrate or to develop self-control. Everything is taught in a friendly non-threatening atmosphere which helps to foster a child's self-confidence. Many of our teens have been here studying and practicing here from an early age.
Sensei Matthew has been a student of Shotokan Karate under Sensei John Royan for many years. He has become a caring and dedicated teacher who instructs the students in the truest principles and philosophy of Shotokan.
Currently, Karate is Thursdays at 6:00 for beginners and 7:00 for advanced belts. .