Illinois Shotokan Karate ClubIllinois Shotokan Karate Club is Chicagoland’s premier karate school taught under the instruction of John DiPasquale, a four-time National Champion, US National Coach, and President of the US National Karate Federation. Beginner students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met. Registration for Continuers through Advanced students will be accepted after the start date. Full class fee is required.
All Wednesday classes are held at the Hanover Park Community Center | 1919 Walnut St.
All Saturday classes Bartlett Park District; Upper Fitness Studio |700 S. Bartlett Rd.
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Adult Karate15 Years & Older
Release tension, develop total body fitness, build stamina and overall productivity. In addition to self-defense skills, karate increases flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle tone, all while improving core strength.
Youth Karate8 - 14 Years Old
Children get in touch with their bodies and offers a good mix of strength training with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Children increase their coordination, agility & poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. They also benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to the class rules.
Parent/ChildChildren 7 Years & Older
Spend quality time with your child while conditioning muscles, developing coordination, and improving cardiovascular fitness.
Pre-Karate4 - 7 Years Old
Young children develop flexibility, strength, and coordination in fun, yet disciplined activities. Pre-Karate is specifically designed for growing minds and bodies to enhance memory and agility. Watch your child’s confidence blossom and their skills improve.
Saturdays: Bartlett Community Center Address: 700 W. Bartlett Rd.
- Uniforms and Belt-Testing are options available through the ISKC instructor.
- Please note that the Youth, Parent/Child and Adult classes may train together.
- Beginner students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met.
- Registration for continuers through advanced students will be accepted after the start date, but the full class fee is required.
Levels & Belts
B/A = Beginner/Advanced (white-black belt)
B/C* = Beginner/Continuer (white-orange belt)
B/C** = Beginner/Continuer (white-yellow belt)
Inter. = Intermediate (yellow-green belt)
I/A = Intermediate/Advanced (blue belt & up)
Adv. = purple belt & up