Glass Recreation Center

501 W. 32nd

Tyler, TX 75702

(903) 595-7271

Goju-Ryu Karate


Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 4-16 Only): 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced (Ages 17- Adult): 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Program Instructor: Alex Jones

These classes are designed to teach fundamental and basic techniques of self- defense while providing a positive experience for the students. Students will develop new skills, improve their self-image, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

As a Goju-Ryu practicioner, instructor Alex Jones, will teach students to use small, narrow steps, open hand strikes, and elbow and knee techniques, all of which are appropriate self-defense tactics for inclose combat.

Goju-Ryu refers to a type of Okinawan Karate founded by Higaonna Kanyryo, further develop by Miyagi Chojun, and popularized by martial arts Legend Yamaguchi Gogen (nicknamed The Cat because of his feline-like speed, grace, and prowess). Goju-Ryu translated means “hard/soft.” “Go” means physical hardness and strength of character. “Ju” is the gentleness, which flows from it and “Ryu” means style.

Beginner/Intermediate Class (Age 4-16 Only):

Classes will introduce young students to the history of the martial arts.  Students will learn to focus their energies in self-defense situations, while building confidence and self-esteem through positive reinforcement. 

Intermediate/Advanced Class (Age 17 - Adult):

Classes will concentrate on the history of the martial arts increasing self-awareness as well as self-defense techniques, while strengthening the mind, the body, and the spirit of the students.


Glass Recreation Center

501 W. 32nd St.

Tyler, TX 75702


$20 per month

American Karate


Summer Session:

June 7 - Sept. 13

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Beginners (ages 5-12)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Advanced (ages 5-12)

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Teens & Adults (ages 13 & up)

Fall Session:

Sept. 12 - Nov. 14

6 - 7 p.m. - Youth (ages 5-12)

7 - 8 p.m. - Teens & Adults (ages 13 & up)


Robert Lamont

This year round program will teach techniques in the art, sport and self-defense aspects of karate. The classroom teacher is certified in anti-abduction training. (Uniform-$30 per student will be delivered upon registration.)


Glass Recreation Center

501 W. 32nd St.

Tyler, TX 75702


$60 per person for 10-week program


Glass Recreation Center at 903-595-7271

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