DAC and its instructors reserve the right to cancel, change, or reschedule classes as deemed necessary. 

Karate - for Kids aged 4 to 12

Little Tigers (Pee Wee) - Ages 4-6
   Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 - 5:45 pm

Instructors: Irene Nunez and Juan Miguel Nunez

Flying Tigers - Ages 6-12
   Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 7 pm
   Fridays from 5 - 6 pm
   Saturdays from 10 - 11 am

Instructors: Shihan Ty Aponte

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 9:30 - 10:30 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 AponteBob 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

Jujutsu - Japanese Grappling

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9 pm
Saturdays from 10 - 11:30 am

A Japanese martial art and a method of close combat in which one uses no weapon but uses the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him.

Instructor: Kancho Ruben Marquez

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

August Schedule*:
Thursdays 9 - 10 am
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1 -2 pm
Fridays from 11 am to Noon

* Expected to change in September

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

 

 ----- Coming soon! -----

Judo - Japanese Wrestling

A Japanese sport that builds physical prowess and mental discipline. Practicioners use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other, often sending them flying through the air and onto the ground, but in a gentle manner. 

Interested?  Let us know!