Shotokan

Instructor

Grand Master
Mat Trimmer

Grand Master Mat Trimmer is a 8th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and has been training in Shotokan since he was 10 years old. He was inducted into the Marital Arts Hall of Fame in 2011.


Class Description

Shōtōkan (松濤館 Shōtōkan) is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts. Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: Kihon (basics), Kata (forms), and Kumite (sparring).

Whether you are just starting in the art or have levels of experience, there is much to be learned from a Shotokan course. Mat teaches in a class format to make everyone of all ages feel comfortable and make it a respectful but friendly environment where everyone can learn and share with each other as they learn. If you are looking for a challenge for you or your child, this is a great class to learn discipline, respect, blocks, kicks, punches and all the Shotokan art has to offer.


Class Benefits

This class focuses on discipline and respect. It can help build balance, coordination, awareness, self confidence, and self-defense with punches, kicks, and blocks. The class also has health benefits of getting your heart rate up with cardio to start every class. Mat will help guide you through the belt system and if you train hard, you can move up through the testing and belt system to a black belt and more.


Your Typical Path to a Black Belt

Tests are done quarterly. You can only gain one stripe or belt each time you test.

  • – Start with White Belt Day 1
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • – Then Test for Yellow Belt
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • – Then Test for Orange Belt
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • – Then Test for Purple Belt
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • – Then Test for Blue Belt
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • – Then Test for Green Belt
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • – Then Test for Brown Belt
    • – Stripe Test 1
    • – Stripe Test 2
    • – Stripe Test 3
    • – Stripe Test 4
  • Then Test for Black Belt

A Typical Class

The class starts with everyone bowing in to show respect. Mat will then ask everyone to move in rows and make sure everyone has enough room the tools they need to complete the training in the class. He will teach new techniques as well as review already learned techniques. As the class practices the techniques, he will walk around monitoring everyone, giving friendly and helpful advise whenever needed. It’s not about showing that you’re wrong, it’s about getting better together. A typical class will last 1 hour.


Schedule

Shotokan has junior classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm and adult classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm. and Friday at 5pm.


Included in What Membership Package

This is included in our Martial Arts Membership Plan.



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