Adult Program

The true goal of learning a martial art is not to gain mastery over another; but, rather, to gain mastery over one's self. To that end, the Honshin Kan Martial Arts program is more than self-defense. It is about having fun while working out, creating a sense of community, and self-discovery. Students will, of course, learn how to defend themselves. They will learn that knowing how to fight, they need not fight. They will learn gentleness. These lessons, and many more, are taught in a kind, relaxed environment. The dojo is a place to learn and become better versions of ourselves. We invite you to join us.

Monday and Wednesday classes are taught in a structured format.  Fifteen to twenty-five minutes are spent every class warming up, training strength and flexibility. Special consideration is paid to limberness in the joints. The first half of class is lead by a black belt instructor with focus on principles fundamental to successful performance of martial arts, and the details of particular arts to demonstrate the principles. Most classes revolve around concepts and principles applicable to the entire system, using specific examples found in joint manipulation and throwing arts. Occasionally arts from other systems are introduced to illustrate a particular point. The final forty-five minutes is usually spent on individual course work. Each belt rank breaks off and studies a particular list of arts. Specific to their skills and abilities with their peers, the coursework is designed to expand upon the instructor-led portion of class. This section of class is supervised by black belts and instructors, and provides an open format to work on specific arts. Since we have many instructors there is frequent opportunity to receive individual attention in perfecting your arts.

Regular Adult Classes are taught Monday and Wednesday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Classes are mixed rank; any student may attend.

Black belt class is dedicated to learning and practicing the Shodan (1st degree black belt) and above coursework. Black Belt class is held every 2nd Saturday of the month, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Black Belt class is for black belts only, unless invited by the class instructor.