Adults practice

Adults are welcome to attend practice at any time. Before jumping in we suggest you speak to one of the instructors who can answer any questions. Newcomers may attend practice without a Southwest YMCA membership but must join the Y to continue with class. For YMCA membership information please click the link at the bottom of the page or follow the text hyperlink.

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes you can move in- like sweat pants or yoga pants and a t-shirt. We do not require that you purchase a gi (a Karate uniform). We observe the custom of removing shoes and socks prior to practice and, for your safety and for the safety of others, please remove any jewelry including rings, earrings, and necklaces.

Adult practice times are:
Monday and Wednesdays 7:30 pm to 8:30 (beginner's class) continuing to 9:30 pm for advanced class.

"Karate Stands on the Side of Justice."

— Gichin Funakoshi


Jim Sagawa demonstrates Gankaku