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