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East Coast Karate

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WHAT WE DO

Our style of karate here at East Coast Karate is called Ryukyu Hon Kenpo Kobujutsu as taught by Grand Master Seikichi Odo of Okinawa.  We maintain a traditional karate and weapons system with origins dating back more than 2,000 years.  Traditional martial arts were developed strictly for self defense thus enhancing their effectiveness.  If it didn’t work, there was nobody left to pass it on.  Master Odo combined his karate with kobudo or weaponry many years ago in order to teach a complete kobujitsu system in the spirit of the samurai.

GETTING STARTED

Our traditional martial arts program develops MIND-BODY-SPIRIT. Our program teaches skills  to protect oneself and the confidence to do so. Positive attitudes are created, self-discipline develops, responsibility increases, and the ability to be persistent allows success. Our students gain focus, respect, and enthusiasm. Consistent participation in our program leads to success in other areas of life. Our introductory class is designed to introduce you to what we do in our program and is open to students ages 6 through adult. Students should come in comfortable exercise clothes and participants will be in their bare feet. No uniform is required. Introductory classes are held the last Tuesday of each month.

Once students have completed this 1 time course, they are able to register for full time classes between the 1st and 5th of the following month. Between the introductory course and the beginning of the next month, new students are invited to purchase a uniform and attend classes.  Information on placement in classes will be given to families/students at the conclusion of the introductory course. Upon registration for classes, students will be required to purchase a uniform to be worn in all classes. The cost of the uniform is $25 and will be purchased through the department.

Questions? Please email eastcoastkarate@yocuminstitute.org

To register visit: app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/yocumarts/

Beginners: white, yellow, and orange belts
Intermediate: blue, green, and green stripe belts
Advanced: purple and brown belts

East Coast Karate Calendar
(This contains dates for testing, promotions, sparring, Black Belt Club, events, planned closures, etc.)

CLASSES

(Effective September 1, 2021)

INTRODUCTORY MARTIAL ARTS CLASS
Instructors: Mrs. Logue

All new East Coast Karate martial arts students, ages 6-adult are required to participate in an introductory class.

Our traditional martial arts program develops MIND-BODY-SPIRIT. Our program teaches skills to protect oneself and the confidence to do so. Positive attitudes are created, self-discipline develops, responsibility increases, and the ability to be persistent allows success. Our students gain focus, respect, and enthusiasm. Consistent participation in our program leads to success in other areas of life. Our introductory class is designed to introduce you to what we do in our program and is open to students ages 6 through adult. Students should come in comfortable exercise clothes (long pants and t-shirt). Participants will be in their bare feet. No uniform is required for the introductory class.

Once students have completed this one time class, they are able to attend classes for the rest of the month at no extra cost for classes, if desired. A uniform must be purchased to continue to attend classes for the month. The cost of the uniform is $25 and will be charged through the account on file.

Registration will need to take place on the first of the next month to not incur additional charges. More information on placement in classes will be given to families/students during the introductory class. Upon registration for classes, students will be required to purchase a uniform to be worn in all classes. The cost of the uniform is $25 and will be charged through the account on file. Students will choose one section of the recommended class and attend on the designated weekdays scheduled.

Every third Monday of the month, 6:00 – 6:45pm (Effective September 1, 2021)

Upcoming Intro Classes:

Monday, November 15, 2021 6-6:45
No Intro Classes in December
Monday, January 17, 2022, 6-6:45

$15 (Not eligible for Member discount)
To sign up visit: iclasspro.com/portal/yocumarts


LITTLE KUMA, Ages 3-5
Instructors: Mrs. Logue, Mr. Stettler, and Mr. Barto

New Little Kuma students are accepted for enrollment from the 1st to the 5th of each month.
“Kuma” means bear in Japanese. The objective of this program is to develop karate skills and life
skills in a safe, fun, and controlled environment. The format includes developing each child in the
following areas: self-control, respect, focus, listening, paying attention, teamwork, self-confidence,
balance, physical fitness, and following directions. All this will be done utilizing games, skills and
drills, and age appropriate activities. The students will have their own belt system and rank
requirements. A uniform is required and will be charged to the parent account on file. Students will
choose one section and attend on the two designated weekdays scheduled.

Monday | Wednesday, 5:00-5:30 pm Section A
OR Tuesday | Thursday, 5:45-6:15 pm Section B

$60 per month/ongoing through August 31, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The student family is responsible for signing and turning in Our Financial
Responsibility Policy form by the first class


MARTIAL ARTS BEGINNER KIDS, Ages 6-12
Instructors: Mr. Dalton, Mr. Barto, Mr. Stettler, Mrs. Logue

This class is open to students ages 6 through 12 and belt levels white and yellow. Students will
choose one section and attend on the two designated weekdays scheduled.

Monday | Wednesday, 6:15-7:00 pm Section A
OR Tuesday | Thursday, 6:15-7:00 pm Section B

$100 per month/ongoing through August 31, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The student family is responsible for signing and turning in Our Financial
Responsibility Policy form by the first class.

**All NEW students must complete an introductory class prior to registering for classes. **
Class size 15 (max 20)


ORANGE BELTS AND INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS, AGES 6-12
Instructor: Mr. Dalton

This class is open to CURRENT students ages 6 through 12 and belt levels orange, blue, green, and
green stripe. Sparring equipment is required and will be purchased through the department and
charged to the parent account on file. Beginning weapons training may also occur at this level, loaner
weapons are available.

Monday | Wednesday, 5:30-6:15 pm

$100 per month/ongoing through August 31, 2022

PLEASE NOTE:The student family is responsible for signing and turning in Our Financial
Responsibility Policy form by the first class.


MARTIAL ARTS ADULTS, Ages 13 and up *All Ranks
Instructors: Sensei Fromm and Mr. Buffa

This class is open to students ages 13 and up and all belt levels. Sparring equipment is required and
will be purchased through the department and charged to the account on file. Students in this class
may come 3 times a week.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm

$100 ongoing through August 31, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The student family is responsible for signing and turning in Our Financial
Responsibility Policy form by the first class.

**All NEW students must complete an introductory class prior to registering for classes. **
Class size: 15 (max 20)


KOBUJUTSU CLASS
Instructor: Sensei Fromm

Our weapons class is an integral part of training for Black Belt in our style. This class is REQUIRED
for CURRENT students, purple belt and up. It is also open to lower rank students by invitation only.
Weapons used for requirements are Nunchaku, Bo, Tonfa, Sai, and Tekko. Weapons will be
purchased through the martial arts department and charged to the account on file. Loaner weapons
are available for use until the student is able to purchase his/her own weapons.

Wednesdays 8:00 – 8:45pm

$25 per month ongoing through August 31, 2022

*payments will be automatically withdrawn from accounts each month


BLACK BELT CLUB, Ages 7+
Instructor: Mr. Barto

This class is open to CURRENT students ages 7 and up.

MIND-BODY-SPIRIT

Many students come to learn that Karate is not only a sport but a way of life. Becoming a Black Belt is
more than a test of your physical knowledge and material. It is also a practice of mental fortitude and
discipline.

The path to becoming a Black Belt is challenging, but all serious martial artists strive for it and are
determined to reach that goal. This is a program to further a student’s knowledge and abilities along
the path to becoming a well rounded martial artist and black belt. This club is open to all students who
have the dedication and definitive goal of becoming a Black Belt.

This club will allow all members, regardless of rank, ages 7 and up, to have added training time with
instructors. They will learn higher rank material ahead of their current curriculum, learn valuable
teaching skills, experience Okinawan weapons training, attend sparring seminars, and advanced self
defense seminars. We as a team will also prepare for school demonstrations, tournaments and
testing.

Each member will receive a Black Belt club patch to be worn on the left shoulder of their Gi to signify
their dedication to reaching their goal.

“This is a Black belt school! We are dedicated! We are motivated! We are on a quest to be our best!
OSU!”

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 6:00-8:00 pm

$30/month ongoing through August 31, 2022
*payments will be automatically withdrawn from accounts each month


East Coast Karate Financial Responsibility Policy

East Coast Karate Instructors

Sensei Randy Fromm, 4th Dan
Mr. Jerry Buffa, 2nd Dan
Mr. George Stettler, 2nd Dan
Mr. Dalton Bachert, 1st Dan
Mr. Lee Barto, 1st Dan
Mrs. Karen Logue, Program Coordinator, 1st Kyu Brown Belt

Substitute Instructors

Mr. Dale “Trail” Trythall 1st Dan
Mr. Jim Taylor, 1st Dan

Downloads

LIVE ECK Calendar
(This contains dates for testing, promotions, sparring, Black Belt Club, events, planned closures, etc.)

2021-2022 Schedule of Classes

Dojo Discipline & Etiquette

Kenpo Creed

The Champion Creed

Training Oath

Questions? Please email EastCoastKarate@YocumInstitute.org