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Martial Arts

Child Self-Defense

Through the study of self-defense/Kung Fu the young student learns self-discipline, confidence, coordination, and balance.  Self-discipline skills will help improve attention and focus.  Learn to resolve issues in a healthy non-violent way, know that fighting is the last possible option, and to be both leaders and teachers.  They will learn to be well-rounded individuals so that they can be a good student, son or daughter, friend or Kung Fu practitioner. 

Man and woman doing a self-defense technique

Age:  6 to 12 years old
Time:  6:30- 7:30 p.m.
Day(s):  Mondays and Wednesdays
Length:  Monthly
Starts:  First Monday of each month
Location:  Lime Street Park Community Center, 16292 Lime Street
Fee:  $25 per month
Instructor:  Lennard Craig Willhite

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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Self-Defense

“If you can’t fight with it you can’t defend yourself against it.” – L.C. Willhite
The discipline learned in this class helps to improve attention and focus.  Improve your confidence, coordination, and balance while learning how to problem solve in a healthy, non-violent way.  

Age:  13 years and older
Time:  6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Length:  Monthly
Starts:  First Monday of each month
Day(s):  Mondays and Wednesdays
Location:  Lime Street Park Community Center, 16292 Lime Street
Fee:  $35 per month
Instructor:  Lennard Craig Willhite

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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

 

Mini Tigers Shotokan Karate

Children as young as 4 can start learning karate with the Mini Tigers class. They will be taught the basic fundamentals of Shotokan Karate in a creative and fun environment while at the same time learning how to become more focused and confident. A karate uniform is available for purchase with the instructor.

Martial Arts class in action

Age:  4 to 6 years old
Time:  5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Monday and/or Wednesday
Length:  Monthly
Starts:  First Monday or Wednesday of each month
Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13558 Palm Street
Fee:  $30/mo for one class per week; or $40/mo for two classes per week.
Instructor:  Brandon Marquez

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Beginning/Intermediate Shotokan Karate (Youth & Adult)

This class is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of Shotokan Karate. In training, you will receive physical fitness, cardio workout and weight loss. Other added benefits are an increase in balance, flexibility and self discipline. Join us and learn karate in a controlled family atmosphere. A karate uniform is available for purchase with the instructor.

Martial Arts class in action

Age:  7 & up
Time:  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Monday and/or Wednesday
Length:  Monthly
Start:  First Monday or Wednesday of each month
Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13558 Palm Street
Fee:  $40/mo for one class per week; or $50/mo for two classes per week.
Instructor:  Brandon Marquez

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Click here to register for Beginning/Intermediate Shotokan Karate!

 


Advanced Shotokan Karate* (Youth & Adult Purple to Black Belt)

Not currently accepting registration.  Please check back.

Continue your training in Shotokan and practice Karate-Do (Way of Empty Hand). This is an excellent way to perfect your Shotokan skills and increase your balance and flexibility. Sensei Paul Walker will help you learn in a family group environment. A karate uniform is available for purchase with the instructor.

 *Instructor placement only.

Older aged martial arts class in action

Age:  7 Years and older
Time:  7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Monday and/or Wednesday
Length:  Monthly
Start:  First Monday or Wednesday of each month
Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13558 Palm Street
Fee:  Shotokan $40/mo for one class per week;  or $50/mo for two classes per week.
Instructor:  Brandon Marquez
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED


CONTRACT INSTRUCTORS WANTED

Do you have an exciting hobby or skill others might like to learn? Do you enjoy teaching? Hesperia Recreation and Park District is looking for contract instructors for the following classes.

  • Cardio Classes
  • Art Classes
  • Music Classes
  • Tumbling Classes

Just to name a few! If you are interested in teaching these or other classes, please call (760) 244-5488.