youth East Madison Karate Class Information

At East Madison Martial Arts, LLC, we offer classes for youth, teens and adults. Due to COVID-19, our schedule has been limited to the classes listed below. As we rebuild, we will return to our full schedule of classes.

If you would like to try one of the classes below, contact us today!
Please send an email to, or call 608-249-0369 for more information.
You may also contact us via text at 608-239-5665.

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Katori Shinto Ryu
Ages 14 and up
12:00 - 1:30 PM
All Ages - All Levels
5:15 - 6:25 PM

Advanced Karate
5:00 - 6:25 PM

Advanced Karate
5:00 - 6:25 PM
All Ages - All Levels
5:15 - 6:10 PM

Katori Shinto Ryu
Age 14 and up
6:30 - 8:00 PM

There are 8 belts in the belt/rank system at East Madison Karate, LLC. Rank is indicated by the color of the belt worn with the student's karate uniform. Students begin with the rank of white belt. After a certain amount of time and training the student is allowed to test to the next belt level. The time and training varies from student to student and is dependent primarily on the individual's self-motivation.

important note is that East Madison Karate, LLC is NOT a buy-a-black-belt school. There are no financial contracts to sign and no registration fees to pay. There are a great number of karate schools that charge an enormous up front fee and bind students to a financial contract.

East Madison Karate, LLC we strongly feel that excellent instruction coupled with a student's self-motivation is what should inspire a student to practice - not a financial contract.

Though we encourage students not to fixate on belt/rank, we do institute the following traditional ranking system: White, Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue, Red, Brown, Black. *All testing requires instructor approval.

Adult classes begin with a series of stretching and warm up exercises. Classes do not follow a strict regimented format rather they offer a variety of techniques. Students will gain a solid foundation in traditional Karate, but will also benefit from a variety of other martial art influences. Many classes include knife and Philippine fighting sticks instruction.

Many of our instructors and senior students have trained in, or currently practice, various other martial arts. By watching a practice at East Madison Karate it is easy to these influences and how each student benefits from the training.

Classes are generally an equal mix of men and women. East Madison Karate, LLC has a strong black belt base indicative of students staying with the school. Class size varies from about 5-12 students and there are many opportunities to work with partners. Sparring and forms instruction are offered once weekly, although occasionally those instructions will be incorporated into the Adult Class.

Through training at East Madison Karate, LLC you will develop

You will gain martial arts skills in an atmosphere of respect and supportive camaraderie.

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Children's classes begin with a series of age appropriate stretches and warm up exercises. Our instructors have a great deal of experience working with children and lead an energetic and fun class where learning is centered around a relaxed and enjoyable non-competitive atmosphere.

A class warm up may begin with a simple game of follow the leader where one student leads the class in skipping, running, and jumping around the room. Games such as
"Sensei Says" (a karate version of Simon Says) let students practice their techniques in a fun yet motivating setting.

Students learn respect for their fellow classmates and work together in an environment where there are beginning and advanced students all encouraging one another to succeed. The ultimate goal is that
children learn self-respect and to be proud of their abilities in and out of the martial arts.

Below are some fun downloads that are
"Just for Kids."

Martial Art Word Scramble

GOALS: How dreams Come True

My Karate Year - An At Home Attendance Record

Class Rules and Performance

Sparring Rules


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You can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe home page.

The class etiquette at East Madison Karate, LLC is based upon respect. Respect for the art of Karate, respect for the dojo (school) where we practice our art, respect for the sensei (teacher) who instructs us, and respect for our fellow students.

1.) To show respect we bow:
• Before entering or leaving the dojo.
• To the instructor before and after class.
• To our partner before and after working together on any technique.

2.) Address a black belt as Mr./Sir or Ms./Ma’am to show respect to their earned rank.

3.) Uniform
• A Gi, along with the proper belt, will be required to participate in classes.
• Uniforms must be clean and in good repair.

4.) Remove all jewelry for safety and freedom of movement.

5.) Keep nails trimmed to avoid injury. Cleanliness is a must.

6.) Restrict talking during class. Speak only when clarification of something is necessary.

7.) Bad language, swearing, or anger will not be allowed.

8.) Sparring is only allowed with the supervision of the black belt instructor.

9.) Help keep your school clean. Put all equipment away after use. Responsibility and maturity should be a part of your martial arts training.

10.) Shoes are not allowed on the dojo floor, except if the instructor requires them for class.

11.) No use of weapons is allowed without black belt supervision.