COA Intermediate Karate with Ken Wa Kan (3 of 16)

Kids · Learning
Sensei Zelda's Intermediate Karate course is designed to teach students in the COA Community* the full Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan Curriculum (Traditional Japanese Karate) for the level of White/Blue Belt (11th Kyu). The course will be held on COA Thursdays for 16 weeks. Upon completion of this 16-week training course, students will receive a certificate of promotion** to signify their karate training level.

Each class will be 45-minutes long and will build on the basic punches & kicks and fight techniques students have learned in the COA Beginner Karate class as well as teach new techniques, stances and kata (forms) that all White/Blue Belt students are required to know. Class is designed to increase focus, and develop self-discipline, confidence, cooperation and cognitive skills in a responsible and cooperative online community. On the final day of the program (week 16), parents are invited to observe their children in their online promotion ceremony (similar to a recital).

The course schedule is provided here but please note that dates may be subject to change:

Training Week 1: Thursday, November 10th

Training Week 2: Thursday, November 17th

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 24th

Training Week 3: Thursday, December 1st

Training Week 4: Thursday, December 8th

Training Week 5: Thursday, December 15th

Training Week 6: Thursday, December 22nd

Christmas Holiday: Thursday, December 29th

New Years Holiday: Thursday, January 5th

Training Week 7: Thursday, January 12th

Training Week 8: Thursday, January 19th

Training Week 9: Thursday, January 26th

Training Week 10: Thursday, February 2nd

Training Week 11: Thursday February 9th

Training Week 12: Thursday, February 16th

Training Week 13: Thursday, February 23rd

Training Week 14: Thursday, March 2nd

Training Week 15: Thursday, March 9th

Training Week 16: Thursday, March 16th (Promotion Ceremony)

*Minimum requirement to be eligible to participate in this class: The student must have attended a minimum of 20 Ken Wa Kan COA or COA Kids Club Karate classes (taught by Sensei Zelda, Sensei David or Senpai Chrissy).

**Minimum requirement for class completion/promotion: The student must attend/participate in at least 14 of the 16 classes (the student has the flexibility to miss up to 2 classes).

Upcoming Session

December 1, 6 PM EST
For Kids · 45 mins

14 of 30 spots reserved

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Meet Our Instructor

Sensei Zelda Gay
3rd Degree Black Belt at Karate-do Ken Wa Kan and began training in Full Contact Karate at World Oyama Karate Headquarters in 1997 at the age of five. She obtained her Black Belt in 2006 under the guidance and direction of her mother, Shihan Michelle Gay. Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan is a family owned and run business and Karate is a lifelong family love affair!

Though she took a hiatus during high school, she returned to training and teaching during her summers home from Emerson College where she studied Acting & Fight Choreography. After graduating, Sensei Zelda returned to rigorously developing herself as a Martial Artist. Since 2010, she has become a competitive Knockdown Fighter & International Karate competitor. She earned the title of Sensei when her first students became Black Belts in 2019. When not teaching at Ken Wa Kan, she works as the C.E.O of Self Offense, a company she owns with Shihan Michelle that is working to end sexual assault and harassment in the world.