Check out our karate-based self-defense class for women and girls - Tuesdays 6-7pm at Dragonfly Therapeutic Massage and Day Spa
Join black-belt instructors Anne, Barb, and/or Tracie in a supportive environment in which you will learn and practice assertiveness skills, communication strategies, and physical techniques. Our instruction provides tools to enable participants to connect with their own strength and power, and builds on the belief that we each can act competently, decisively, and take action for our own protection.
A local article Mending the Gap by Cherie Winner in the Penn State News, May 18, 2018 noted:"[Matt Kaplan] brings generations together in his personal time. A black belt in karate, he runs a family-oriented dojo in State College where most of the students come in intergenerational pairs: parent and child or grandparent and grandchild. He got the idea after seeing parents drop their kids off at youth soccer and then go off to play soccer or softball in an adult league. 'Parents are always saying they want more time with their kids,' he says. 'Why not learn a martial art together?' "
Want to join?
Contact us to schedule a visit to one of our classes or events. Come try it out and decide if Shorin-Ryu karate is right for you!