ABOUT OUR KARATE SCHOOL
Get ready to build up your child's CONFIDENCE, SELF -ESTEEM, & POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Ichiban Karate School is a full service martial arts program. Since October 2003, we have been proudly serving the Burlington / Hebron KY area in Northern Kentucky by teaching a traditional style of karate called Shorin Ryu (Pine Forest Method). The Nintai Do system (which means The Way of Perseverance), is a comprehensive system that includes all the traditional Shorin Ryu self-defense techniques & training, body throws, take downs, pressure points, joint locks, and katas (forms).
We offer exciting growth opportunities for students in our Kids Karate & Adult classes including: Leadership Team, Demo Team, and Junior Instructor Program.
Ages 4 - 7 yrs old
Our youngest students start their journey in our Little Dragons program. We like to have FUN while learning to focus on self-discipline, confidence, and self-defense. Constant movement from being silly to serious helps us to accomplish continued engagement in their lessons and learning by repetition how to do the basic moves by themselves.
* Gross Motor Skills * Fine Motor Skills * Group Participation * Listening
* Punches & Blocks * Rolls * Physical Fitness * Teamwork
Ages 8 - Early Teens
Our Kids Karate program is perfect for elementary - highschool age students who are ready to begin their martial arts journey! The goal for our Little Dragons is to continue achieving their belt ranks and graduate into this class once they have received their Junior Black Belt or reached when the age of 8 yrs old.
* Self-Defense Techniques * Body Throws * Take-Downs * Punches & Blocks
* Pressure Points * Joint Locks * Physical Fitness * Goal Setting * Teamwork
Late Teens - Adults
Our Adults Karate program is a natural transition for older teens as the progress out of the Kids Karate program once they have achieved their Black Belt. We also highly recommend this class for older teens or adults who are starting their journey in martial arts! Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit together in one, fun workout!
* Self-Defense Techniques * Body Throws
* Punches & Throws * Take Downs * Pressure Points * Joint Locks
* Traditional Shorin Ryu Katas
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Soke Dai, Christopher Foster
Soke has been a martial artist for 21 years. Over the last 16 years, he has been teaching as the Chief Instructor for Ichiban Karate School. He also teaches Stage Combat in the Theatre Department at NKU.
Renshi Kyle Curry
Renshi Kyle Curry began his martial arts journey at 6 years old under Shihan Ron Robertson and Renshi Cameron Robertson then continued under the instruction of Hanshi Hei Hitotsu and Hanshi Thomas Day.
Testudai Josh Foster
Tetsudai Josh began is karate training at 5 years old under Sensei Steve Napier and continued under Kyoshi Mark Williams. He was deeply inspired (like his father, Soke Dai Chris), by the