Park City Recreation offers adult karate |

Park City Recreation offers adult karate

Park City Recreation is offering a fun approach to getting started on health and wellness New Year’s resolutions with its Adult Karate program that kicks off on Jan. 4 and continues through Feb. 11.

The session, which is just $72, is taught by Noriko Ikeda, a student of Shotokan Karate for more than 30 years and a fifth degree black belt with the Japan Karate Association. She promises a fun program that will help adults improve confidence, self-discipline and concentration.

Physical benefits include weight loss, increased strength, balance and agility. Martial arts also provide excellent self-defense skills.

"So many people have told me they have long wanted to learn martial arts," said Ikeda, who was a U.S. National Team Member and 26-time Individual Forms Champion as well as a four-time Individual Fighting Champion. "Karate is a fun and engaging alternative to the gym scene and serves as a stress reliever from work and following the hectic holiday season."

Park City Recreation’s karate classes are designed to work with any individual, no matter the age, fitness level or skill level. The class is tailored to those who have never before practiced karate as well as those working toward a black belt.

"We’ll challenge and motivate you to be your best and live up to your potential. Karate is a mental and physical gift that truly lasts a lifetime," Ikeda says.

Adult Karate meets Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 11 (no class on Jan. 18), from 6 to 7 p.m. Register at or call 435-615-5401.

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