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Karate and Adult Self Defense

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Karate - The benefits of karate instruction are endless!  Participants learn and develop all of the techniques for defense including: kicking, punching, blocking, grappling, and proper falls.  Offered at the Recreation Center for over 25 years, Sensei John McDonald helps his students learn discipline, respect, self control and gain confidence - all while getting a great workout!

Adult Self Defense NEW - In this ever changing world, you need to be prepared to protect and defend yourself.  Participants will learn simple and effective defensive techniques which will keep you safe and build confidence.  This program teaches you to think in a safer way and have heightened awareness of your surroundings.  No previous training required.  Just wear gym clothes and bring your desire to learn how to defend yourself or a loved on. 

Parents who have their child in Wednesday night Karate class can take this class at the same time.

Instructor: John McDonald is currently a 4th degree black belt with vast years of experience. 

Participants tested for the appropriate level of training for Karate class.

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General Information
  • Early Resident Savings –(ERS) Northampton Residents registering at least one week prior to the start date of the program will pay the Early Resident Savings Fee (ERS). The ERS fee is not listed below, but will appear during the checkout process. Mail in registrations must be postmarked at least one week prior to the start of the class in order to receive this savings.
  • You will receive a confirmation of your registration via email after you register. Please make sure you have a current email address listed in your account.
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