Karate-belt colors correspond to levels of distinction: black indicates master, white indicates apprentice, and clear indicates vulnerability to dishonest belt salesmen. Learn a spectrum of skills with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for one month of unlimited drop-in karate classes (an $80 value)
- $59 for 10 drop-in karate classes (up to a $150 value)
A sixth-level black belt and the founder of Charleswood Karate, Sensei Ron Porath has always understood his dojo as a community where physical fitness is forged and character is refined. In fact, he lives in a house attached to the training facilities where he and his instructors lead more than a dozen classes a week—including day-time sessions— that foster a sense of belonging in students that is further developed with regular family events and occasionally climbing into one giant belt. The dojo stresses the karate-do teachings of personal perfection that go hand in hand with the art's fighting techniques, pairing physical achievement with the virtues of patience, confidence, and discipline. The school is affiliated with International Karate Daigaku, which traces its lineage of masters back to karate founder Gichin Funakoshi, providing the school with its rigorous training system of moves, forms, and sparring. Classes for kids as young as 4 use games to liven up more formal exercises while regular classes continue training for older youngsters and adults of all ages.