Registration Deadline: 11/23/18
Our program spans 10 weeks during the winter months. The length of the program allows the instructors to really connect with the kids and also for the kids to connect with each other. We employ skilled instructors with many years of experience.
The word karate is a combination of two Japanese characters: kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means “empty hand.” Adding the suffix “-do” (pronounced “doe”), meaning “the way of,” implies that training in karate-do is a self-development endeavor that goes well beyond merely training for self-defense.
Karate can also be described as a martial art, through which the student endeavors to master all body movements including steps, turns, blocks, strikes, and evasions. The qualities necessary to accomplish this are mental, physical, and emotional self-control. To become a victor, one must first overcome oneself. (Masatoshi Nakayama)
1. Fostering Self-Discipline
2. Boosting Socialization Skills
3. Encouraging Physical Activity
4. Learning to Set and Achieve Goals
5. Increased Self-Esteem
6. Instilling a Sense of Respect
7. Encouraging Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
8. Improving Listening Skills
9. Developing Teamwork Skills
10. Improvement in Other Areas of Life
If your child has not participated in Karate or they have outgrown their uniform gi, please select this option. They will need to have a gi to participate in class.
Gi's cannot be offered on scholarship.
Youth Program Scholarships
Scholarships are available for Harpswell Residents under age 18 for all programming (unless noted otherwise).
Scholarships can be awarded in full or limited amounts and are first come, first served.
To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application, found online under the General Info Tab or at the Town Office and submit to Harpswell Recreation for approval BEFORE registering for a program.
Late fees and uniforms cannot be included in the scholarship amount.