Canton Recreation Department offering karate, fitness, safety awareness programs
CANTON — New programs in karate, self-defense, safety awareness, and personal fitness have been scheduled for youth and adults as a part of fall programs for the Canton Recreation Department.
Lessons will be taught weekly in the Riley Activity Room throughout the fall and winter months and will be available for various age groups.The following October lessons are now forming:
• Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. - Adult and Senior Personal Safety-Fitness-Awareness. This course is intended to make a person more aware of practical ways to stay healthier and safer in his or her daily routines. Lessons emphasize balanced movements, highly focused stretching routines, and vigorous breathing techniques. Free introductory classes will meet on October 5th and 12th for all who are interested.
• Thursday, 5-6 p.m. - Children's Karate and Self-defense. This program teaches the disciplines of the martial arts in a traditional and highly respectful manner. Students in grades 1-6 will learn disciplined procedures and exercises of karate in a non-contact manner of instruction. Cooperation, self-discipline, and avoiding risky situations are topics consistently reinforced during all exercises. A free trial lesson is offered to all interested youth.
• Thursday, 6:15-7:15 p.m. - Secondary & College Students and Adult Karate. All lessons taught in this class focus on improving an individual's physical and mental fitness through the formal training routines of the martial arts. Students practice a wide-range of exercises originating in American Kang Duk Won Karate. Practical self-defense and personal safety techniques that are effective when traveling and for remaining safe in various social gatherings are detailed throughout the program. A free introductory class is offered.
Both Thursday Karate classes will begin on Oct. 6. New students may join at any time.
For further information, visit any scheduled workout or call Frank Palumbo (AKDWK Director), 315-854-6880.