Families That Kick Together Stick Together

Bucks County Karate School is proud to be members of the American Japanese Karate Association (AJKA-I).

 

We teach Traditional JKA style Shotokan Karate to adults and kids ages 4 and up. Our heart is for the family. Children ages 4-7 begin their Karate Journey in our Dragon Warriorz Program. Kids and adults ages 8 years and older train together allowing parents and children to share quality time at new level.

Now offering classes at two locations.

CENTRAL BUCKS FAMILY YMCA (DOYLESTOWN)

2500 Lower State Road Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-8131

www.cbfymca.org

CENTRAL BUCKS FAMILY YMCA (WARMINSTER)

WARMINSTER PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER

624 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

267-387-9622

www.cbfymca.org/warminster

Programming:

 

DRAGON WARRIORZ

4 to 7 yrs | Basic Shotokan Karate techniques mixed with 

interactive games and exercises to develop self-esteem and confidence.  Positive 

experience offering skills and tasks that can 

be accomplished with practice.  Learn respect, 

humility, focus and discipline. 

 

 

JKA STYLE SHOTOKAN KARATE

Learn the traditional art of self defense, and enjoy the benefits of 

increased flexibility, balance, strength and character development

CLASSES BELOW FOLLOW AJKA-I CURRICULUM, INCLUDE CANDIDATE BELT TESTING FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER TO KEEP THEM EXCITED AND ENGAGED

 

 

BEGINNER YOUTH AND ADULT

8+ | White-Yellow Belts

 

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH AND ADULT KARATE

8+ I Orange-Green Belts

 

ADVANCED YOUTH AND ADULT KARATE

8+ | Blue-Black Belts 

Programming:

DRAGON WARRIORZ

4 to 7 yrs | Basic Shotokan Karate techniques mixed with 

interactive games and exercises to develop self-esteem and confidence.  Positive 

experience offering skills and tasks that can 

be accomplished with practice.  Learn respect, 

humility, focus and discipline

 

JKA STYLE SHOTOKAN KARATE

Learn the traditional art of self defense, and enjoy the benefits of 

increased flexibility, balance, strength and character development

CLASSES BELOW FOLLOW AJKA-I CURRICULUM, INCLUDE CANDIDATE BELT TESTING FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER TO KEEP THEM EXCITED AND ENGAGED


 

FAMILY KARATE

AGES 8-ADULT

Learn the traditional art of self defense, and enjoy the benefits of 

increased flexibility, balance, strength and character development

CLASSES BELOW FOLLOW AJKA-I CURRICULUM, INCLUDE CANDIDATE BELT TESTING FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER TO KEEP THEM EXCITED AND ENGAGED

 

As members of the AJKA-I, Bucks County Karate School teaches traditional JKA Shotokan Karate.

 

We offer classes for adults and children ages 4 and up.

 

Parents and their children ages 7 and up have the opportunity to experience their karate journey together as they take class together.

 

Our Dragon Warriorz classes are based on Traditional JKA Shotokan Karate techniques, but are presented as developmentally appropriate tasks that will build the child’s self esteem.

Dojo Kun Awards

Each week our Dragon Warriorz curriculum focuses on one of the principles of Dojo Kun. 

The Dojo Kun, (Character, Sincerity, Effort, Self Control, Courtesy) is the guiding principles of Shotokan Karate.

 

At the conclusion of each karate class the students recite the Dojo Kun.

 

All students are encouraged to develop their character to represent these principles.

 

Students exemplifying these principles are recognized every two months and awarded a certificate.

Gichin Funakoshi’s 20 Precepts

 

Sensei Gichin Finakoshi was the founder of Shotokan Karate.  He put forward these twenty precepts to help guide the development of his karate students:

 

  1. Karate begins with courtesy and ends with courtesy.

  2. There is no first attack in karate.

  3. Karate is a great assistance to justice.

  4. Know yourself first, and then others.

  5. Spirit first, technique second.

  6. Always be ready to release your mind.

  7. Misfortune (accidents) always come out of idleness (negligence).

  8. Do not think that karate training is only in the dojo.

  9. It will take your entire life to learn karate; there is no limit.

  10. Put your everyday living into karate and you will find myo (balance).

  11. Karate is like hot water.  If you do not give it heat constantly, it will again become cold water.

  12. Do not think that you have to win.  Rather, think that you do not have to lose.

  13. Victory depends on your ability to distinguish vulnerable points from invulnerable ones.

  14. Move according to your opponent.

  15. Think of the hands and feet as swords.

  16. When you leave home, think that you have numerous opponents waiting for you.  If it your behavior that invites trouble from them.

  17. Beginners must master low stance and posture; natural body posture for advanced.

  18. Practicing a kata is one thing, and engaging in a real fight is another.

  19. Do not forget 1) strength and weakness of power, 2) stretching and contraction of the body, and 3) slowness and speed of techniques (apply these correctly).

  20. Always think and devise ways to live the precepts every day.

Tournaments

Tournament Preparation. Learn basic techniques and skill to complete at all levels.