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RJ’s Kids Kenpo Karate Classes

Kenpo Karate self-defense fall season classes for adults and continuing children will start Wednesday, September 9, at the Ober Park Performance Room.  A new class has been added for beginner children every Tuesday starting September 15.  
Adults and continuing children’s classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from September 9 until December 16.  Continuing children’s classes will be from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, and adult classes will be from 5:15 to 6:15 pm.  Beginner children’s classes, ages 5-13, will meet from 4:00 to 5:00 pm every Tuesday starting September 15 until December 15.  There will be no classes during Thanksgiving week.

Registration begins 30 minutes before the first class meets.   Adults and continuing children’s tuition fees for 27 classes will be $130.  Beginner children’s tuition fees for 13 classes will be $65.

Participants may join at any time during the fall season, and tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly.  Checks can be made out to “Alex Echevarria”.  

Classes follow the curriculum of the American Kenpo Karate System.  Participants who attend this course regularly will develop street awareness and prevention skills in addition to learning practical self-defense techniques.  Participants of all abilities, ages, and experience are encouraged to attend.  Students should wear their belt of rank to each class. A martial arts uniform is not required although students are encouraged to wear one. They can be found online, at sporting goods stores, and even at thrift stores. White or black uniforms are recommended. Otherwise, students can wear active clothing (i.e. sweats, t-shirts). All males are required to wear a cup.

The classes will be taught by Senior Instructor Alex Echevarria, American Kenpo Karate 4th Degree Black Belt.  Mr. Echevarria has over 27 years of experience in the martial arts and is a retired public school teacher.

For more information, visit the Vashon Park District website and Vashon Kenpo on Facebook.  Scholarships are available for young adults through RJ’s Kids and through Family Link for homeschooled children.  Please inquire during registration or through Vashon Kenpo on Facebook.  Sponsored by RJ’s Kids: an island-centered nonprofit for the young people of Vashon.