NOTE: Due to urgent family reasons, classes are suspended until further notice.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00pm-9:15pm in the Gym
- Sensei Marino leads the classes in a traditional manner with
stretches, warm-ups, kihon (blocks, punches, kicks, and waza -
technique) combinations. At Sensei's discretion the class may be
divided by rank to allow for more focused improvement. Assistant
instructors and Sempai may lead one of the groups, in accordance with
Sensei's direction, to focus the training on the patterns and
objectives of Sensei's designed class.
Alexandria Shotokan Karate Club (ASKC) adheres to the principles and
precepts of traditional Shotokan Karate and its founder, Master Gichin
Funakoshi's disciplined Karate philosophy of harmonizing of mind and
body for balance, strength, perseverance, and patience for total confidence
and self-mastery. Accordingly, ASKC places great importance to the traditions
of dojo etiquette, respect, and disciplined training with energy, spirit,
and enthusiasm. Class begins promptly at 7:45 p.m. and members are expected to make
every effort to begin training promptly.
first - We
suggest coming to watch a few classes and discuss your goals and objective with
the instructors. This allows you an opportunity to ascertain if Karate is right
us out - Next, we
suggest that you join in a few no-cost training sessions to gain a better
understanding of the workout. This gives you a chance to decide if Shotokan
Karate is something you're really interested in. Once you determine that you
would like to join, we can assist with signing you up as a full YMCA member or
Participating Community member. Cost for the memberships are YMCA member - $100
per 2 month period; Participating Community member - $130 per 2 month period.
us - Once you've
finished your introductory lessons and you've decided to sign up, you'll just
pay a simple monthly fee for as long as you're with us. No contracts, no
IMPORTANT - All ASKC membership is
dependent upon the approval and discretion of the chief instructor, Sensei
Cesare Marino. We are an independent, non-competitive Shotokan Karate dojo. It
presents an ideal training program for Karate practitioners who, for whatever
reason, cannot devote themselves to full-time martial arts training. Through
these training sessions, ASKC has promoted the physical, mental, and spiritual
benefits of the Karate by practicing in the traditional Shotokan manner.