Getting Started with Jitsu-Do Karate!

Welcome to Jitsu-Do Karate!

As a new student, there are many things you will need to learn but we are going to try to make the process as easy as possible. Below is a guide to help each kind of student know what they should do before they attend class and once they have started. If you have further questions about what to do, feel free to email Sensei at [email protected], and he can get back to you ASAP!

Kids Karate (4-6 Years)

In this class, you can purchase a uniform (but don’t have to) before class on your first day or you can make an appointment to meet with Sensei early and he can get you set up. For most children this age, the uniforms will cost $30 + tax. If you don’t purchase a uniform, wear something comfy that you can move around in and be ready to take off your shoes and socks before class. (There are NO shoes or socks in the dojo EVER!). Show up a little early on your first day to settle in, meet Sensei, and get ready to exercise and have fun! You should also sign up for our email list because it is the main way that updates, invites, schedule changes and other correspondences are handled at the club and you don’t want to be out of the loop!

White Belt / All Ranks Karate

For this class you must purchase a uniform and can do that before class on your first day or can make an appointment to meet with Sensei early and he can get you set up. Different sizes of uniforms cost different amounts but as a rough guide, small children are $30 + tax, medium children and small adults are $40 + tax, medium to large adults are $50 + tax. If you have a uniform prior to signing up, it must be free of all logos and branding and you must purchase a crest for this club (the new uniforms come with a crest already). You should also download the Jitsu-Do Karate Training App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to help you train at home. The app is always being updated with more content and is the principal way for you to access your material at home or on the go (in place of a manual). This one-of-a-kind feature really sets this dojo apart from the rest and you should take advantage of this really cool new feature! Show up a few minutes early to class on your first day to settle in, meet Sensei, and get ready to exercise, learn some cool skills and have fun! You should also sign up for our email list because it is the main way that updates, invites, schedule changes and other correspondences are handled at the club and you don’t want to be out of the loop!

Fitness Kickboxing / S.A.F.E.

For this class you do not have a uniform and can wear whatever athletic clothing you would like but should probably purchase some kind of boxing/mma/bag gloves prior to your first day, because your fists are likely to get a little sore otherwise. There are NO SHOES OR SOCKS in the dojo (training room) so be prepared to remove them before class. You can bring a drink to class but it should be water because sticky floors are a NO GO. Feel free to show up a little early and warm-up/stretch before class once the prior class has left the room. You can also use this opportunity to meet your instructor, ask questions, and inform him of any injuries/special conditions that you might have (if necessary) so he is prepared for any eventuality. You should also sign up for our email list because it is the main way that updates, invites, schedule changes and other correspondences are handled at the club and you don’t want to be out of the loop!

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