Boston has been practicing in the Boston area since 1990.
In that time, we have developed a strong dojo with a good
atmosphere. Membership in our dojo is by invitation
We offer introductory Karate classes for $35.00. They take place during the first part of our regular training. If you are interested in an introductory class, would like to observe a class, or just want to learn more about our group and the arts we practice, please feel free to email us.
beginner's classes | class times | directions
Training schedule as of October 2010:
Karate: Mondays 6 - 8pm and Thursdays 6:45 - 8:45pm
Kobudo: Wednesdays 6 - 8pm and Saturdays 9:00 - 11:00am
All training is held at our Dojo in Waltham, Massachusetts
The Dojo is located in Waltham at 238 Calvary Street. Calvary Street is easily accessible from the Mass Pike and Route 20/Main Street in downtown Waltham. Calvary Street is one-way, and must be accessed from Newton Street. Click here for a map of 238 Calvary Street.
Several bus routes run through Waltham near the Dojo. The Waltham Commuter rail is also close by. Check the MBTA website for more information.
We offer Introductory Classes that are designed to show a beginning student some of what we do, and how we practice. They let a beginner get a better sense of us and our dojo. After the beginner’s class, a new student can then join the dojo, and become a member of Kodokan Boston, with a head start on the training we do.
The beginner’s course consists of 3 classes, each 30 minutes long. They cover the basics of our movement, and give the student a start on the fundamentals of Goju Ryu Karate.
The first class introduces our basic stances, and body positions:
The second class introduces some of our basic hand techniques and stepping:
Jodan, chudan, Gedan tsuki
Jodan, gedan uke
The third class introduces more hand techniques, and our basic kick, as well as moving with the techniques:
Once these classes are complete, the student is ready to start learning our first kata, and the rest of our fundamental training.