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Paris Karate

Professional instruction in Traditional Karate

Beginner Children Class
2018 Schedule
About Karate
About Paris Karate
About Rick Conger
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Childen Class Informaion
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Welcome to  Paris Karate


Karate is a Japanese art.  The word itself means ”empty hands”.  It is both a physical and mental art that uses the human body without additional weapons.

It developed in the 1600’s in Okinawa due to martial law imposed by the government.  The art has developed and improved as we have learned more about the human body.  The student learns basic blocking, kicking, punching and striking techniques.   These are further put into routines called “Kata”.  The student also learns practical self defense in a safe manner with the instructor or another student.    Paris Karate offers the most up to date training methods,  allowing the student to develop to full potential.


Benefits of Karate

Karate is the most effective form of empty handed self defense using the human body in the most efficient and effective manner .

 Karate is an excellent form of physical conditioning

 It challenges the entire body

 Improves coordination

 Increases balance

 Develops agility

 Develops poise

 Karate helps the student develop self confidence

 Self confidence doesn’t come naturally but develops over time

 As new goals are accomplished, confidence increases

 Progression is individual and you are not judged against another student

 Karate develops self discipline

 Accomplishing individual goals helps develop self discipline

 Better karate student =  better grades at school

 Karate develops emotional self control

 Karate builds a winning attitude

 No one sits on the bench

 You compete against your biggest competitor- Yourself

Þ The self image, confidence,  discipline and control a child  develops  today will help determine the level of success they  experience tomorrow.





About Class

Paris Karate classes are a year around program.

In the summer months, both morning and afternoon class times are available.  

I close for major holidays and a week at Christmas.

I do not cancel classes when the school systems are out on breaks or out of school for snow.

Any class cancellations will be in the monthly newsletter, on the    website, and reminder notes will be sent home prior to the date.  



What to Wear

Loose fitting clothing will be necessary.

Sweats ort-shirt type clothing will suffice.    Jeans are too restrictive. 

Uniforms are optional. Only plain white traditional karate uniforms are acceptable and can be purchased at Paris Karate.  Uniforms cost $30.



Contact me at anytime with questions that you have.  You may call  or text  642-7425 or email me @


Monthly Newsletter

I will be sending home a monthly newsletter with each student.  This helps keep parents up to date on important information.

The newsletter is also available on our website



If you have an email account, please list it on your application. When    emailing groups, I use “blind copies” so your address is not shown.


I use the website to keep you up to date with news, events and schedules.  It is updated weekly.



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