Is the pandemic making you want to throw some punches? Then maybe karate is for you. Join Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) to relieve some stress and get a workout in, by practicing the basics of Shotokan Karate with Craig Elkin Sensei, 6th dan, an internationally recognized certified instructor. No priot experience is required.
Shotokan karate is one of the most widely practiced forms of karate in the world today, and one of the most traditional. Shotokan puts heavy focus on kihon (basic techniques), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring) to develop a range of powerful and dynamic techniques. Karate has tremendous benefits for body, mind, and spirit. Physically, karate is good for the heart, strengthens bones, builds muscle, creates resilience, develops hand-eye coordination, and makes the body less susceptible to sickness and injury. Mentally, karate helps develop patience, discipline, perseverance, understanding and open-mindedness, as well as concentration and focus. Spiritually, karate builds confidence, develops self-control and increases calmness and peace.
This event is part of the FLY Fitness Series. The purpose of the fitness series is to provide a unique virtual experience that will allow for stress reduction, connection, education/awareness, cultural awareness, and fitness, all while supporting local businesses.