Okamoto's Karate's dedicated karate and tae kwon do instructors transform pedestrians of all ages and experience levels into finely calibrated martial artists within fully mirrored training facilities replete with changing rooms. During a diverse lineup of classes, the highly trained staffers shepherd students aged 4 to typewriter-user through a dynamic training system that fuses Japanese karate with Korean tae kwon do, working to lay the foundation for active and confident lifestyles. In addition to hosting classes for average citizens and out-of-shape superheroes disguised as average citizens, the studio is also home to the world-championship team, Team Alaska, which has been featured on ESPN's worldwide telecast of the US Open & ISKA World Martial Arts Championships in 1999 and 2000.
The Ice Cream Social is so much more than the name implies. Though the adjoining restaurant fuels kids and adults with Dole soft-serve ice cream, Pizza Man pies, and healthy snacks, the family fun center draped in colorful wall murals encourages children to let their imaginations run wild. Kids play with toys in the main playroom or partake in weekly activities, such as kids' karaoke and movie nights, in the events room. The Eagle River space also plays host to birthday parties and summer camps, and tots and grownups alike can learn a variety of dance style during its classes.
When it's logistically easy for parents to fit martial-arts training into their children's schedule, it's easier for kids to learn and have fun. Hapkido and tae kwon do teachers Grandmaster Chung and Master Knueppel lead the actual lessons, but the whole team at Chung's Tae Kwon Do Institute keeps things running smoothly for parents. They pick up kids at school to transport them, free of charge, to the after-school program. They also organize special classes when schools close unexpectedly for weather.
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