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CLASS SCHEDULE
 
Mondays & Wednesdays
Youth Classes - 7-7:45 P.M.

Adult Classes - 8:00-9 P.M.

School Location
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Fox Valley Montessori School
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850 N. Commonwealth Ave. Aurora, Illinois 60506

Phone: 1 630-384-9876 (Voicemail)
Email: msoikarate@gmail.com


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ADULT CLASS RANKS
 
Rank promotions are held by sensei and occasionally by a board of black belts. Karate has two grades which are called "Dan" and "Kyu" grades. The Dan grades refer to 1st degree black belt (Sho Dan) and above while Kyu grades refer to the colored belts below Blackbelt. The Dan grades rise upwards from 1st to indicate the higher skill, but kyu grades go in reverse; thus 1st kyu immediately precedes 1st Dan. All testing students should wear clean, pressed white gis (uniforms) and follow proper karate etiquette.
 

Whitebelt - Ku-kyu
Whitebelt Basics
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Yellowbelt - Ku-kyu
Seisan
Whitebelt Basics
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Stances
Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
Goldbelt - Hachi-kyu
Seiuchin
Whitebelt Basics
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Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Orangebelt - Shichi-kyu
Naihanchi
Whitebelt Basics
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Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Greenbelt - Roku-kyu
Wansu
Whitebelt Basics
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Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Bluebelt - Go-kyu
Chinto
Whitebelt Basics
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Stances
Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Purplebelt - Yon-kyu
Kusanku
Whitebelt Basics
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Terminology
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Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Brownbelt - San Kyu
Sunsu
Whitebelt Basics
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Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Brownbelt - Ni Kyu
Sanchin
Whitebelt Basics
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Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
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Brownbelt - Ik Kyu
Kusanku Sai
Whitebelt Basics
Basic Kicks
Terminology
Stances
Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
American Okinawan Karate Association member
Blackbelt - Shodan
To Ko Meni No Kun
Whitebelt Basics
Basic Kicks
Terminology
Stances
Sparring
Bunkai
Dojo Etiquette
American Okinawan Karate Association member

Students are judged and graded on an individual basis, as the Martial Arts are an individual strive for Perfection. No two students' training/ proficiency are alike. As students increase in grade, they are judged more on attitude, courtesy, and demeanor.

Decisions concerning rank are ultimately made by the chief instructor, as his/her decision is final.

    Mondays & Wednesdays
    Youth Classes - 7-7:45 P.M.
    Adult Classes - 8:00-9 P.M.

    Individual: $30 per month
    Family Rates (monthly):
    $30 First Family Member
    $25 Each Additional Family Member

    Phone: 1 630-384-9876 (Voicemail)

    Email: msoikarate@gmail.com

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