DAC and its instructors reserve the right to cancel, change, or reschedule classes as deemed necessary.
Karate - for Teens, Adults, and Seniors
Beginner to Intermediate
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 - 7 pm
Saturdays from 9- 10 am and Sundays from 10 - 11 am
Instructors: Senseis Lynn Aponte and Leo Shortle, and Sempais Robert Nunez,
Christie Vela-Kramer, David Voiles, Kieran Aponte and Max Chao-Haft
Intermediate to Advanced
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 11 am - 12:30 pm and Sundays from 10 - 11 am
Instructors: Shihan Ty Aponte and Senseis James Augur, Lynn Aponte, Bob Johnson, and Leo Shortle,
with assistance from Christie Vela Kramer, Robert Nunez, Christopher Becker,
and Dr. David Michelson
Adaptive Karate - Special Forces
Tuesdays from 5 - 6 pm
Training in karate can serve as an important corollary to other physical, behavioral and psychological treatment programs. Adaptive Karate is taught by instructors who emphasize a love-based teaching method (firm yet fun) to give every student the chance to feel like a success.
Instructors: Irene Nunez and David Voiles
Kumite - Friday Night Fights
Fridays from 6 - 7 pm
All ages, youth and adult, and all belt ranks above yellow (orange, green, brown, and black)
This class will teach improved strength, stamina, and conditioning of the mind and Spirit to prepare for the competitions of karate and of everyday life. Footwork, kumite strikes, combinations, and defenses will be progressively trained.
Instructor: Adrian Vera
Kendo - Japanese Fencing
Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 pm
A modern Japanese martial art, descended from more ancient arts of swordsmanship, using bamboo swords and protective armour. "With fierce yells...two swordsmen attack, their movements just a blur to the eye."
Instructors: Sensei Aaron Belko and Sensei Brian Olson
Iaido - Samurai Swordsmanship
Saturdays from 1:45 - 3 pm
A Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack. The name can be translated as the way of harmonious living, the art of adapting to circumstance, or the way of being here and now. Practice emphasizes smooth and efficient movement.
Instructor: Sensei Tim Richmond
Zen Tai Chi and Shaolin Gung Fu
Mondays 9 - 10 am
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1 -2 pm
Thursdays: 3:30 - 5 pm * Shaolin Gung Fu and Practical Tai Chi
Fridays 11 am to Noon
A noncompetitive martial art known for both its defense techniques and its health benefits. An ancient Chinese tradition, it has evolved over centuries to become a means of alleviating stress and anxiety, a form of "meditation in motion" that promotes serenity and inner peace.
Instructor: Sifu Pietro Sun
Aikido - "The way of harmonious spirit"
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays- 6:00 - 7:30 PM - upstairs mat room
Saturdays - 8:00 – 10:00 AM - upstairs mat room
The Japanese martial art of Aikido is a peaceful discipline for effective self-defense. The classes include stretching,
instruction in safe rolling and falling, joint-lock and throwing techniques, weapons, and etiquette.
Open to students 15+ years old.
Instructors: Sensei Eugene Morales and Sandra Morales
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