Karate class teaches discipline to children
Sensei Ashley Czworniak of Chicago leads the intermediate Kid's Karate Club in jumping jacks at the start of class at the Norridge Park District. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 23, 2012 12:57PM
Children have been learning how to strike, kick and block in Kid’s Karate Club classes at the Norridge Park District for about 20 years.
The weekly classes are designed to help kids ages 4 to 13 build self-esteem and confidence as they work they way up from white belt to junior black belt. They also learn self-defense and spar with each other using pads to prepare for tournaments.