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Traditional Japanese Karate (#550)

Sensei Warren Better has been teaching a traditional Japanese Karate (Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo) for the Catonsville Recreation and Parks for around 50 years and is currently a 7th degree black belt.  Sensei Better competed in Japan in 1996 where he received his 3rd degree black belt from the head of the style Hanshi Masayuki Hisataka.  Sensei Better participated in tournaments, clinics, and seminars in Australia, Portugal, Canada, and the USA with Hanshi Masayuki Hisataka.  We are also associated with the international World Koshiki Karatedo Union (WKKU).   Students will learn through systematic training - discipline, respect for themselves and others, self defense, physical fitness, and good manners. This being a hard and soft style means that the weak and strong, young and old, women and men can train equally to be good karate practitioners. 

Below is class information.

Class Location: Catonsville Administration Building (old CES gym)-Frederick Road

Class Time/Day: Wednesday, Ages 5-8, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
                            Ages 9 to adult, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
                            Friday, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (advanced students only)

Registration fee: $50.00

Registration: Click Here

NOTE:  If you need more information, please contact the INSTRUCTOR: Sensei Warren Better (410) 800-7426 or e-mail:  (make sure that you put in the subject section ‘KARATE INFO’) or contact the Catonsville Recreation and Parks office at (410) 887-0959.