FOOTHILLS KARATE & KOBUDO CLUB LTD. | PHONE 403-397-2931

Dojo address: #215 153 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2X 2K2
Email: info@fkkc.org
Email: fkkcorg@gmail.com
SMS: 403-397-2931



2023 WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE (BY GROUP)



Last Updated: January 01 2023 22:48:26 | Starts: Monday, January 2 2023 | Until: June 30, 2023

CURRENT MONTHLY TUITION - $100 + GST
INCLUDES FREE UNIFORM ($65 value)

All classes are taught by SENSEI KEN LARKMAN, a black belt instructor with 45 years of experience.


5 TO 12 YR OLDS

BEGINNERS | REGISTERING | REGISTER HERE

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM | TUESDAY
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM | THURSDAY
  • 9:15AM - 10:15AM | SATURDAY

8 TO 12 YR OLDS

BEGINNERS | REGISTERING | REGISTER HERE

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM | MONDAY
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM | WEDNESDAY
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM | FRIDAY
  • 9:15AM - 10:15AM | SATURDAY

12 + YOUTH / ADULTS / FAMILY

BEGINNERS | REGISTERING | REGISTER HERE

  • 7:15PM - 8:45PM | MONDAY
  • 7:15PM - 8:45PM | WEDNESDAY
  • 10:30AM - NOON | SATURDAY [ All levels ]

12 + YOUTH / ADULTS / FAMILY

ADVANCED | NOT OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

  • 7:15PM - 8:45PM | TUESDAY
  • 7:15PM - 8:45PM | THURSDAY
  • 7:15PM - 8:15PM | FRIDAY (WEAPONS ONLY)

DAYTIME LESSONS

ALL LEVELS | REGISTERING | REGISTER HERE

  • 10:30AM - NOON | MONDAY
  • 10:30AM - NOON | WEDNESDAY
  • 10:30AM - NOON | FRIDAY
  • 10:30AM - NOON | SATURDAY

PRIVATE LESSONS

  • By appointment
  • $45 for 30 minutes
  • $60 for $60 minutes

BELT TESTS / RANK PROMOTIONS

  • By appointment
  • $40 + GST per exam



ABOUT OUR KARATE SCHOOL


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We are a small karate school in the Okinawan tradition, small in space and small in number of students. What we lack in size, we make up in quality and the sincerity of our training. We focus on discipline, fitness and self defense.

We teach only Shōrin-ryū! Shōrin-ryū (少林流) is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate. It was named by Choshin Chibana in 1933, but the system itself is much older. The characters 少林, meaning "sparse" or "scanty" and "forest" respectively and pronounced "shōrin" in Japanese, are also used in the Chinese and Japanese words for "Shaolin". "Ryū" means "school". Shōrin-ryū combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles of Shuri-te. Shōrin-ryū a complete system of self defense. Shōrin-ryū includes: punching; kicking, striking; deflecting; ground fighting; joint locking; sweeps; throws; take-downs; and, 13+ weapons. More information available at Wikipedia.com.

Classes for kids and youths aged 5 to 12

  • BULLY-PROOF your kids. We only teach effective self defense.
  • STRENGTHEN your kids. Balance of physical education and technique.
  • DISCIPLINED classes.
  • INDIVIDUAL progression.
  • NON-COMPETITIVE and focused on real self defense.
  • CONSISTENCY. The same instructor every class.
  • EVERYONE participates. No one sits on the bench.
  • OLD-FASHIONED tests to advance in rank.

Classes for youths and adults aged 12+

  • HATE THE GYM? So do we.
  • NON-COMPETITIVE and focused on real self defense.
  • BODY-FRIENDLY and focused on physical development.
  • BUILD muscle. Maintain and develop lean muscle.
  • LOW IMPACT and easy on the knees.
  • RELIEVE STRESS.
  • For all ages and ability. Not just athletes.
  • IMPROVE mental focus and memory.


ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS


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Chief Instructor

SENSEI KEN LARKMAN is the chief instructor for our dojo (karate school). He is also the owner and sole operator of the karare school. He teaches pretty much all the classes.

LARKMAN SENSEI is an internationally published freelancer writer who has been training traditional martial arts since 1977. He has been teaching traditional karate since 1988.



Shōrin-ryū (少林流) RANKS & BELT COLOURS


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RANK / COLOUR TIME IN RANK *
9KYU / WHITE 0
8KYU / YELLOW 27 classes
7KYU / ORANGE 36 classes
6KYU / GREEN 36 classes
5KYU / BLUE/PURPLE 36 classes
4KYU / BLUE/PURPLE 36 classes
3KYU / BROWN 56 classes
2KYU / BROWN WITH WHITE STRIPE 56 classes
1KYU / BLACK W/HORIZONTAL WHITE STRIPE TBD
1DAN / BLACK 2YEARS
2DAN / BLACK 3YEARS
3DAN / BLACK 4YEARS
4DAN / BLACK 5 YEARS
5DAN / BLACK 6YEARS
6DAN / BLACK 7YEARS
7DAN / RED + WHITE 8YEARS
8DAN / RED TBD
9DAN / RED TBD
10DAN / RED TBD
* Time in rank refers to how long you have to spend training before you can test for the next rank.


Shōrin-ryū (少林流) KATA (FORMAL EXERCISES)


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EMPTY HAND WEAPONS

Itosu's Recommended Kata
PINAN SHODAN
PINAN NIDAN
PINAN SANDAN
PINAN YONDAN
PINAN GODAN
NAIHANCHI SHODAN
NAIHANCHI NIDAN
NAIHANCHI SANDAN
MATSUMURA NO PASSAI
ITOSU NO PASSAI
JION
KUSANKU
KUSANKU SHO
SHINTO
USEISHI


Additional kata
FUKYUGATA ICHI
FUKYUGATA NI
WANSU
SHINTE
JUTTE
CHATAN YARA KUSANKU


Staff kata
SHUSHI NO KON DAI
SHUSHI NO KON SHO
SAKUGAWA NO KON
TOKUMINE NO KON

Nunchaku kata
MATAYOSHI NO NUNCHAKU

Tonfa kata
HAMAHIGA NO TONFA

Sai kata
TAWADA NO SAI
CHATAN YARA NO SAI

Kuwa kata
MATAYOSHI NO KUWA

Sansetsukon kata
MATAYOSHI NO SANSETSUKON


KARATE SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR


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  • New Year Break Closure - December 23 to January 2
  • January 'Fight Night' - Friday, January 27
  • January Belt Test - Saturday, January 28 at 1pm
  • February 'Fight Night' - Friday, February 24
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Monday, February 20
  • February Belt Test - Saturday, February 25 at 1pm
  • January Belt Test - Saturday, January 28 at 1pm
  • January Belt Test - Saturday, March 25 at 1pm
  • March 'Fight Night' - Friday, March 31
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Friday, April 7
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Monday, April 10
  • April 'Fight Night' - Friday, April 28
  • April Belt Test - Saturday, April 29 at 1pm
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Monday, May 22
  • May 'Fight Night' - Friday, May 26
  • June Belt Test - Saturday, June 10 at 1pm
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Wednesday, June 21
  • Closure - Summer break - Wednesday, June 28 to Tuesday, July 4
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Monday, August 7
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Saturday, September 30
  • Closure - Civic Holiday - Monday, October 9
  • Closure - Holiday Closure - Monday, December 25 to January 1


FINANCIAL POLICIES


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  • MONTH-TO-MONTH BILLING. 30-day maximum commitment.
  • NO contracts or term agreements.
  • NO late fees or collection agencies.
  • NO admin fees.
  • NO signup fees.
  • NO annual membership fees.
  • NO REFUNDS on deposited monies.


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So do we!

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IMPORTANT VIDEOS

Pinan Shodan / Pinan Nidan:VID
Pinan Nidan / Pinan Shodan :VID
Pinan Sandan:VID
Pinan Yondan:VID
Pinan Godan:VID
Naihanchi Shodan:VID
Naihanchi Nidan:VID
Naihanchi Sandan:VID
Matsumura no passai:VID
Itosu no passai:VID
Kusanku sho:VID
Shinto / Gankku:VID
Kusanku sho:VID
Kusanku dai:VID
Tesho kata:VID
Maezato no nunchaku:VID
Jion Version 1:VID
Jion Version 2:VID
Fukyugata ichi:VID
Gojushiho:VID
Hohan Soken - Matsumura Ueseishi / Useshi (Gojushiho):VID
Tokumine nu Kun:VID
Matsumura no Passai:VID

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