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Karate Open House

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our Shotokan Karate Open House. These free classes are open to beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their skills.

Class schedule:

  • 10:15am – Beginners ages 4-7
  • 11:00am – Beginners ages 8-12 (this integrated class is for beginners and parents who would like to train together with their children)
  • 11:45am – Intermediate and advanced levels students 13+

Location: Gilruth Center

Cost: Free

Karate cultivates mental discipline, focus, self-confidence, and self-control, enabling individuals to handle challenging situations calmly. It promotes emotional well-being by reducing stress, boosting self-esteem, and instilling a deep sense of respect for others and oneself. Overall, karate is a holistic discipline that nurtures both body and mind, while fostering a strong sense of community and camaraderie.

Contact Joel Grant at for more information.

Membership Details

  • 1x week – Saturdays at 11:00am
  • $99 per month / Autorenewal required
  • Family discount available
  • Age: 6 to 99 years
  • Limited class sizes
  • Where: Gilruth Center Gymnasium
  • Masks and social distancing required

Register Here

Please note this is a combination adult and youth class.

About the Instructor

Sensei Kevin Funakoshi is a certified Hachi Dan (8th Dan) under Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee and founder of Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association (FSKA) Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi (cousin to the founder of Shotokan Karate, Gichin Funakoshi also known as the “Father of Modern Karate”).

Sensei Kevin Funakoshi started training in 1966 under Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi at the original Hawaii JKA dojo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following the Funakoshi legacy as a Kumite and Kata Champion at the highest level of competition Sensei Kevin Funakoshi is now dedicated to bringing out the maximum potential from the current generation of karate students.

Contact 281-483-0304 for more information.