karate

Self-Defense & Exercise
The district offers aikido, Brave Way Self Defense, and karate classes. 

shotokanKarate classes are operated through Chicagoland’s premier karate school, four-time national champion John DiPasquale’s Illinois Shotokan Karate Club. In addition to teaching self-defense, Shotokan karate skills will help build coordination, agility, strength and poise, in addition to fostering a strong, positive self-image.

Pre-Karate

Young children will develop agility, strength and coordination skills through fun and creative activities. This program, specifically designed to work with growing minds and bodies, enhances memory and agility skills, too. Watch your child blossom while learning karate and having a blast at the same time! No class 5/27.
Pre-Karate: Beginner (No Experience)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
4:00 pm- 4:45 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Karate: Beginner/Continuer
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/10
4:30 pm- 5:15 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Waitlist
Pre-Karate: Continuer (1 or more prior sessions)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
4:50 pm- 5:35 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Waitlist
Pre-Karate: Intermediate/Advanced (Instructors permission)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
5:45 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Parent/Child Karate

An excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your child while conditioning muscles, developing coordination, and improving cardiovascular fitness. Fees are per person. Adults may also register individually for these classes.
Parent-Child Karate: Beginner/Continuer (White-Orange Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
6:30 pm- 7:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Waitlist
Parent-Child Karate: Novice/Intermediate (Yellow-Green Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
7:30 pm- 8:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Waitlist
Parent-Child Karate: Advanced (Purple-Black Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Youth Karate

We put children in touch with their bodies and offer a good mix of strength training with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Children increase their coordination, agility and poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. They also benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to the class rules. No class 5/27.
Youth Karate: Beginner/Novice (White-Red Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/10
5:20 pm- 6:15 pm
AGES
7 - 15
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth Karate: Beginner/Continuer (White-Orange Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
6:30 pm- 7:25 pm
AGES
7 - 15
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Waitlist
Youth Karate: Novice/Intermediate (Yellow-Green Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
7:30 pm- 8:25 pm
AGES
7 - 15
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth Karate: Intermediate (Orange-Blue Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/10
6:20 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
7 - 15
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth Karate: Advanced (Green Belt & Up)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/10
7:20 pm- 8:15 pm
AGES
7 - 15
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth Karate: Advanced (Purple-Black Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/3-6/5
8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
AGES
7 - 15
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Adult Karate

Our adult classes release tension, develop total body fitness and build stamina and overall productivity. In addition to self-defense skills, karate increases flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone, while improving core strength. No class 5/27.
Adult Karate: Beginner/Continuer (White-Orange Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/10
8:20 pm- 9:20 pm
AGES
15 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$143.00 / $179.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Adult Karate: Intermediate/Advanced (Yellow Belt & Up)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/10
8:20 pm- 9:50 pm
AGES
15 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$180.00 / $225.00
AVAILABILITY
Waitlist

Martial Arts Club

This after-school Taekwon-do club makes building fitness, self-discipline, and the confidence to succeed, a fun experience that kids can share together. Grandmaster Connelly’s programs have provided safe, expert instruction in a non-competitive environment to schools throughout the North Shore since 1993. Classes are open to beginning and continuing students in first through eighth grades. Uniforms are optional and available upon request for $35. For more information go to www.connellysacademy.com or contact Grandmaster Connelly at (847) 568-0912.
Martial Arts Club
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-5/20
2:30 pm- 3:30 pm
AGES
6 - 13
LOCATION
Highland School
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$120.00 / $120.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Tae Kwon Do

Taekwon-Do will help you develop physical, mental and muscular strength, coordination and overall fitness. Registration deadlines: Monday classes: 3/27, Thursday classes: 4/1. Minimum enrollment of 5 students must be met by deadline for class to run. Instructors: National Taekwon-Do Academy, Inc.
Tae Kwon Do - Kids
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/3
6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
8 - 16
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$110.00 / $138.00
AVAILABILITY
Unavailable
Tae Kwon Do - Adults
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/3
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$110.00 / $138.00
AVAILABILITY
Unavailable
Tae Kwon Do - Kids
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/4-6/6
6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
8 - 16
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$110.00 / $138.00
AVAILABILITY
Unavailable
Tae Kwon Do - Kids/Adults
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/4-6/6
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$110.00 / $138.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Filipino Martial Arts

Basic concepts of Filipino Martial Arts are first taught with impact and bladed weapons before empty hands. This system is different from other Martial Arts which teach empty hand techniques before weapons. Topics covered will include single stick, double stick, and dagger (short stick). Knife defense and empty hands are also covered in later classes. The universality of motion and flow inherent in the art will be taught once the basics are learned. Certain techniques can be carried over from (single stick) to (double stick) to (dagger) to (empty hands), and knife defense. Students are expected to buy their own sticks and other safety equipment for the class. Contact bgzbonoan@gmail.com with questions
Filipino Martial Arts (April) - Full Session
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/2-4/25
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$102.00 / $128.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (May) - Full Session
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
5/7-5/30
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$102.00 / $128.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (April) - Half Session
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/2-4/25
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$51.00 / $64.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (May) - Half Session
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
5/7-5/30
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$51.00 / $64.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Shotokan Pre-Karate

Young children develop flexibility, strength and coordination in safe, fun, yet disciplined activities. Watch your child’s confidence blossom and skills improve while enhancing memory and agility. Uniforms and belt-testing options are available through the instructor.
Pre-Karate: Beginner (No Experience)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-8/21
4:00 pm- 4:45 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Karate: Continuer (1 or More Prior Sessions)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-8/21
4:50 pm- 5:35 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Karate: Beginner (No Experience)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/17-8/26
4:00 pm- 4:45 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Karate: Continuer (1 or More Prior Sessions)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/17-8/26
4:45 pm- 5:30 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Karate: Intermediate/Advanced (Instructor's Permission)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-8/21
5:45 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
4 - 7
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Shotokan Youth/Adult Karate

Offering a good mix of strength training, with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Students increase their coordination, agility and poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. They also benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to the class rules.
Youth/Adult Karate: Beginner/Continuer (White-Orange Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-8/21
6:30 pm- 7:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth/Adult Karate: Novice/Intermediate (Yellow-Green Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-8/21
7:30 pm- 8:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth/Adult Karate: Advanced (Purple-Black Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-8/21
8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth/Adult Karate: Beginner/Continuer (White-Orange Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/17-8/26
5:30 pm- 6:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth/Adult Karate: Novice/Intermediate (Yellow-Green Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/17-8/26
6:30 pm- 7:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Youth/Adult Karate: Advanced (Purple-Black Belt)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/17-8/26
7:30 pm- 8:25 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Shotokan Adult Karate

Offering a good mix of strength training, with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Students increase their coordination, agility and poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. They also benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to the class rules. (Registration per instructor’s permission.)
Adult Karate: Advanced (Instructor's Permission)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/17-8/26
8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
AGES
15 - 100
LOCATION
National Park Field House
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$162.00 / $203.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do will help you develop physical, mental and muscular strength, coordination and overall fitness. Registration Deadlines: Monday classes - Wednesday, 6/5/24, Thursday classes - Monday, 6/10/24. Minimum enrollment of 5 students must be met by the registration deadline for the class to run. Instructors: National Tae Kwon Do Academy, Inc.
Tae Kwon Do - Kids/Youth
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-8/26
6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
8 - 17
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$147.00 / $184.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tae Kwon Do - Kids/Youth
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-8/29
6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
8 - 17
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$147.00 / $184.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tae Kwon Do - Adults
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-8/26
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$147.00 / $184.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tae Kwon Do - Adults
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-8/29
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Oakton Community Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$147.00 / $184.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Filipino Martial Arts

This system differs from other Martial Arts in that it teaches impact and bladed weapons prior to empty hand techniques. Learn single stick, double stick, and dagger (short stick), and then knife defense and empty hands. The universality of motion and flow inherent in the art will be taught after learning the basics. Students buy their own sticks and safety equipment for the class. Before enrolling, please contact Bernie at bgzbonoan@gmail.com. No class July 4.
Filipino Martial Arts (June Session)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/4-6/27
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$102.00 / $128.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (July Session)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/2-7/30
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$102.00 / $128.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (August Session)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/6-8/29
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$102.00 / $128.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (June Half Session)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/4-6/27
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$51.00 / $64.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (July Half Session)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/2-7/30
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$51.00 / $64.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Filipino Martial Arts (August Half Session)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/6-8/29
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
16 - 100
LOCATION
Weber Leisure Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$51.00 / $64.00
AVAILABILITY
Available


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