The dojo

Classes & Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Early Morning Kata Class5:45am-7:00am      
    Kinder Karate4:10pm-4:50pm   Kinder Karate4:10pm-4:50pm  Kinder Karate9:10am-9:50am
Child Beginner*5:10pm-6:00pm Child Intermediate*5:10pm-6:00pm Child Beginner*5:10pm-6:00pm Child Intermediate*5:10pm-6:00pm Brown/Black Belt5:10pm-6:15pmAdult & Children Children & Adults10:00am-11:00am
Adult Beginner*6:15pm-7:25pm  Adult Intermediate*6:15pm-7:25pm Adult Beginner*6:15pm-7:25pm Adult Intermediate*6:15pm-7:25pm   Private Lesson11:30am-12:00pm 
Adult only Advanced Black-belt7:30pm-8:30pm Private Lesson7:30pm-8:00pm Private Lesson7:30pm-8:00pm Private Lesson7:30pm-8:00pm   Private Lesson12:30pm-1:00pm

* Although teaching focus is on level indicated, all level students for appropriate age group may attend these classes.

Class Descriptions

Kinder Karate

This class is designed for very young students (ages 3-6) who are interested in Karate but are not old enough to understand training concepts.  Kinder Karate provides exercises to help train and improve hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. The class is taught by games and activities that keep the child’s attention while providing  the learning skills necessary to improve the child’s well-being.

Child Classes

For beginners and younger children(7-12years old). This class will teach the students how to concentrate, basic karate techniques and knowledge, and hand and eye coordination. For more advanced and older children (10-15years old). In this class, the student will learn more advance karate techniques and hard repetitive practice. The parent members of a child can attend the class their child is studying in. However, other adult members cannot attend children’s classes.

Adult Classes

Beginner class (13years old up, White, Yellow, Orange and Green belts). This class will teach you basic karate techniques and knowledge, and body conditioning. Intermediate and Advanced class (Green, Purple, Brown and Black belts). In this class the student will learn advance karate techniques and knowledge, and more repetition.

Saturday Class

Saturday class is open to all students, and Sensei teaches a variety of special skills like self defense techniques. This class will teach you unique skills that will greatly improve your skill level. Coming to this class is also a great way to meet other NMKA members.

Noon Class (open workout)

Noon classes often have a smaller number of students and are recommended for improving a student’s skill level. However, if you attend only the noon classes, you may progress more slowly than students who also are attending evening classes.

Private lessons

Private lessons are highly recommended. Taking a private lesson will improve your skill level tremendously. Everyone should take at least a private lesson once every 3 months to prepare for testing. Sensei Nagatomo may request some slower progressing students to take a private lesson. A private lesson is your class, therefore, Sensei will teach what you request. Private lessons are 45 minutes long and can be scheduled during the available time slots posted at the back of the dojo.