What to Expect
What to Expect from KWK
What you can expect training with us at Karate-Do Kenwakan
- Professional and respectful personalized instruction from qualified and knowledgeable instructors.
- A substantial increase in your fitness level and coordination.
- An increase in self-confidence and peace of mind.
- A higher level of focus and self-awareness.
- A structure that works with you and challenges you to develop yourself physically and mentally.
- A community that supports your accomplishments and appreciates your commitment to developing yourself.
Ken Wa Kan Karate empowers children at the earliest ages to be focused and aware of themselves in their environments, be kind and respectful of others and, ultimately be responsible and empowered leaders in the world.
Students are trained in traditional Japanese karate kata, fighting skills and traditional Okinawan weapons. Through the rigors of this training system they develop strength, agility, and a physical intelligence that is relevant everywhere in their lives. All of this is carried out in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and cooperation.
At the highest level Ken Wa Kan students are leaders in the dojo, at school and in their communities.
KIDS DAY CAMP
Our full camp day from 8:30am-4:30pm*, is exciting and challenging for all ages and levels. Campers are immersed in all aspects of Karate and Jedi training and Karate and Jedi arts and crafts, innovative mat games like Intergalactic Space Battle, Sumo Wrestling and Ninja Flags.
Once a week we have a Field Trip & Picnic to exotic Borough locations such as Far Rockaway Beach, Central Park, Liberty State Park and The Bronx Zoo.
Enrollment is flexible and our convenient Union Square location allows easy access for parents who work in Manhattan.
*Extended hours available.
We are conveniently located near Union Square and all major subway lines.
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high quality and warmth
I have been teaching for more than 40 years and have been rewarded. The success has been the combining of professionalism with caring for the participants. That has been the hallmark of the Ken Wa Kan dojo all these years. Whether it's Michelle,Bob,Zelda,Augusto et al (forgive the lack of titles, it's not a lack of respect) the caring is apparent. As is the warmth and enthusiasm for the life they lead and pass on to the students. many more years of success lies before them.
Amazing kids classes
My 4 year old son son started taking karate classes over the summer with Sempai Hugo. We were welcomed by staff with open arms. My son absolutely loves going to the Ken Wa Kan Dojo. The classes are very age appropriate and fun. The instructors are wonderful and friendly while teaching the children discipline, focus and building self confidence. Since my son started taking classes here he has become more confident, he listens better at home and stands up for himself and others (verbally) in challenging situations. I would highly recommend Karate-Do Ken-Wa-Kan to anyone.
True community for my kids
My daughter has been taking classes and making friends (instructors and kids alike) here for 3.5 years. I trust the instructors completely and feel they go the extra mile to instill compassion and self discipline in a fun and effective way. Finally, I love that the dojo has so many female instructors and is woman-founded. Go KWK!
Ken Wa Kan DoJo High Quality Kids Instruction
My daughter started Karate afterschool with Sensei David from Ken Wa Kan and it was wonderful to watch her grow in confidence, inner strength and discipline. She then began taking classes at the dojo twice a week and loves it. She gets a good workout so has improved her physical fitness. The instructors are friendly and kind but firm and demand focus, consistency and attention to detail. They give a lot of personal attention and mentoring, so my daughter has continued to flourish in her personal growth. She may not be the best Karate kid but that’s not what we get out of coming to Ken Wa Kan DoJo. Two thumbs up from our family.
Old and lifting my legs
Five years ago I retired at 58. I had a job where I worked long hours and I never did a stitch of exercise. I went to Ken Wa Kan over-weight, tired and out of shape. They have been nothing but wonderful. Everyone there is a complete delight.
I Love it
the dojo is A place that i can call home and all the stuff go out they way to help you to help yourself they give you the proper tool for you can help yourself this is my 17th day and i love it its is something i wanted to do most of my life and the dojo is give me that chance so man woman or children can Benefit of this School of learning and I am a hard person to teach so they have patience and right way to teach Karate !! so if I can learn Karate here you can too ps . loving this Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan thank JOHN ROSA
On Sundays, Sempai Augusto holds his cardio training/sparring class and it is always worth it! The class balances the practicing of sparring techniques with calisthenic exercises designed to build strength and endurance. I always look forward to this as a way to start my week. There is always a positive and spirited energy in the instructors that rubs off on the people attending. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants a practical class to work on foundational sparring techniques, or those who want to get into better shape to help them in regular training classes.
getting here wasnt half the battle, the class was the whole thing
Always love sempai augustos class for a good workout! So fun! I feel great!!
- Registered Somatic Movement Educator
- Certified Laban Movement Analyst
- Two-Time Women's International Knockdown Champion
- Three-Time Women's Knockdown Champion
- Five-Time International Kata Champion
- Specialized Preventative Self Defense Program Founder And Expert