Specialty Karate Classes:
At Ultimate Martial Arts Academy specialty classes are included as a standard component of most our programs. There are no additional fees to attend these classes; however, special equipment may be necessary. The classes are offered at various times during the week at different schools, so if you would like to attend a particular class, and it is not offered at your home school at a time convenient for your schedule, be sure to check the schedules of schools nearby. Please note, for student safety, there are minimum belt level requirements for some of the specialty classes.
Open to all belt levels, it is a great opportunity for all family members to train in the martial arts together. Class formats vary, but include self defense, body shield and focus mitt drills, as well as forms training.
Sparring: Offered at Green Belt and above, this class offers you the opportunity to learn the practical application of your martial arts skills in a controlled and enjoyable format. Special safety equipment is required.
Offered at Green Belt and above, this class offers you the opportunity to learn the practical application of your martial arts skills in a controlled and enjoyable format. Special safety equipment is required.
Available at Gold Belt and above, Forms class is designed to help students further develop their base and explosive movement, as well as helping them to perfect the forms that they are learning as a part of the general curriculum. In addition, students will be introduced to forms outside of the standard curriculum, including open hand, creative and weapons forms - all appropriate for competition.
Designed to introduce students to different martial arts weapons, this class is offered to students at Purple Belt and above. Two weapons are taught each week, alternating between Bo Staff and Nunchucks (chux), and Sword and Kama. Students are allowed to borrow weapons from their school during their initial class, after which time they will be required to provide their own weapon(s).
From cartwheels to flips, students at the level of Green Belt and above are invited to boost their tumbling skills. All skill levels are welcome. Many creative martial arts forms utilize tumbling skills, so this class is invaluable, especially for the avid forms competitor.
Available to Purple Belts and above, Ground Defense focuses on advanced self-defense strategies. The primary focus of the class is for students to learn to protect themselves when on the ground, and how to properly recover from, and avoid circumstances that would place them on the ground - compromising their safety.
This class is offered to students preparing for an Advanced Belt Graduation ceremony. As you near one of these milestones, your instructor will invite you to attend these special preparatory classes. Class time focuses on refining and perfecting technique, and developing a clear understanding of the Advanced Belt Graduation format.