Lacy's Shotokan Karate offers unique programs for children and adults, designed to be fun while at the same time providing physical, mental, emotional and social growth. Our Black Belt instructors are devoted to the sucess of each student and work to make sure they have an understanding of each movement taught.
We start training our kids at 5 years old. In our Tiny Tigers class we teach the basics of karate in a way that keeps the child engaged and having fun. They learn to stretch, proper form and start developing techniques like blocks, punches and kicks.
All new students will enter a small class with only beginner students in the class. We feel this helps the new student in understanding karate techniques without feeling intimidated around a larger more experienced group.
In our Karate Kids class we work with students to develop speed and precision as they practice kicking, punching, blocking, and moving. Through stretching and training they will see improvements in flexibility, coordination, balance and strength.
There is no perfect Age to start karate. We encourage any adult to become a part of our dojo family. We teach our adults the traditional art of Shotokan Karate along with practical self defense techniques designed to be used in real world applications. Master Lacy's system of self-defense know as Tokubesu, teaches how to quickly defend and counter a multitude of different attacks.
Our goal is to teach the prospective student to become proficient in the martial arts, which will in turn, develop confidence. This confidence will enable the student to face and conquer many of lives problems. Students, who study seriously, will gain skills which will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.
Check out this highlight reel of Lacy's Shotokan Karate students sparring (fighting) one night in class.
Check out this great video showing Hanshi Lacy demonstrate an arm sweep take-down on Sensei Norment. Followed by a quick side kick to a second attacker, Sensei Cox.
We can't be all work and no play. In our kids class we try to do fun activities for the students to break up the training. Like this obstacle course incorporating karate techniques.