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About the Ridgecrest Karate Club
The Ridgecrest Karate Club endeavors to teach authentic karate such as is taught by the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Quality execution of few technique are encouraged over poor ability with many techniques. Discipline, patience and focus of mind are developed in addition to physical skills. The goal is to achieve slow, but steady progress.
The 3rd of the the 10 precepts of karate by Ankō Itosu, considerd by many the father of modern karate, states "Karate cannot be quickly learned. Like a slow moving bull, it eventually travels a thousand miles. If one trains diligently every day, then in three or four years one will come to understand karate. Those who train in this fashion will discover karate."
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Kerr McGee Community Center which is operated by the City of Ridgecrest. The minimum age for a student is 8 years old. Adults are welcome. Thursday classes focus more on adults, but serious children are also welcome.
Most Saturdays the instructor travels to the West Los Angeles Karate School for training. Interested students are invited to talk to the instructor to arrange accmpanying him on the trip.
The Ridgecrest Karate Club is non-profit. Fees are divided between the City of Ridgecrest and the club. Club funds go to purchase equipment and pay for other club expenses.
The cost is $4.00 per class or $30 for a 10-class card. For additional family members 10-class cards cost $20.