5 Reasons to Join Shorin Ryu Karate Academy

Not sure if the Shorin Ryu Karate Academy is right for you? Check these out and you won’t have any more questions. You’ll be signing up for your classes before we can say “hi-ya.”

1. Sensei David S. Hogsette

The head instructor at the Shorin Ryu Karate Academy is Sensei Hogsette. He holds the rank of 3rd dan, or a 3rd degree black belt, in Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu and a 1st dan in Shotokan. Dr. Hogsette is a member of Shorin Ryu Karatedo International (SRKDI) and the American Shorin Ryu Karate Association (ASKA). Sensei Hogsette regularly attends SRKDI training sessions, is a member of the SRKDI Board of Directors, and his rank is officially recognized in Okinawa. He is also a professor of English and director of the Writing Program at Grove City College.

2. Traditional Yet Relaxed

Karate classes at the Grove City YMCA will focusĀ on a wide variety of classical karate elements (kata, kihon or basics, takedowns, and basic joint locks and chokes), but also offers practical application in self-defense and self-protection. Each student will explore karate as a martial art while keeping it fun. Some moves are more practical for self-defense, but others are just fun to practice, like flying side kicks! If that sounds fun to you, then you should join.

3. All Skill Levels are Welcome

Everyone is welcome to sign up for karate classes ages 13 and up. Whether you’re a black belt yourself and looking for peers to train with or you’re ready to explore the art and learn self-defense, you are welcome at the Grove City YMCA. With a great instructor like Sensei Hogsette and a relaxed atmosphere, everyone who joins is sure to learn and improve.

4. Self-Protection and Self-Defense

If you are looking for practical knowledge for keeping yourself and your family safe through developing awareness and learning avoidance and de-escalation skills, then the Shorin Ryu Karate Academy is the place for you! We learn and practice various self-defense techniques so that you can fight to survive an attack, but the best type of self-defense is not being in harm’s way to begin with. Learn practical skills to keep yourself safe.

5. The Price is Right

Karate classes are $35/month for YMCA members and $70/month for non-members. This is a great deal that can’t be ignored.

Come train with us:

Grove City YMCA
543 E. Main St. Ext
Grove City, PA 16127