Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Karate, safety awareness classes slated at Shelton Clubhouse

SHELTON -The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s Raymond P. Lavietes Unit in Shelton is offering children’s self-defense karate and safety awareness classes through KidSafe Karate. 

Registration is from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 14. Classes begin on Sept. 28 as follows:

All new students and white belts with stripes from 9-9:40 a.m.
All yellow and orange belts from 9:50-10:30 a.m.
All purple and blue belts from 10:40-11:20 a.m.
All green belts from 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
All red, brown, and black belts from 12:20-1 p.m.

The fall session runs every Saturday through Dec. 14 (no class on Sept. 21 or Nov. 30); there are 11 sessions in all. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 5-15. 

The program is designed to enhance self esteem, self discipline, and safety awareness. Students are placed into classes according to age and ability. 

A black belt instructor teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques for self defense only. Self discipline and defense, rather than aggressiveness, are emphasized throughout the course. 
Weekly safety flyers focus on a wide range of topics including stranger safety, fire safety, home safety, and more. 
The dangers of bullying and how to deal with peer pressure are also an important part of the program.

Registration costs $10, and classes cost $8 per week. You may pay as you go, or pay in full and receive a discount of one free lesson. 

New students are accepted up to the fourth week. 
Uniforms are not required but are highly recommended and may be purchased at class for $30. 
KidSafe staff will fit your child with the proper size uniform.

For information about KidSafe Karate, visit, or contact KidSafe directly at 800-850-0800.

This is a press release from the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

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