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Welcome to Rockford Karate Center

DISCOVER THE CHAMPION WITHIN

On behalf of the entire Rockford Karate Center staff and student body, welcome to our dojo.  More than a place to practice martial arts – the dojo – place of the way, filled with physicality, beauty, and mysticism, is the entrance to a world of self-discovery and realization. For those who grace it with their presence and dedication, perseverance and hard work, integrity and commitment, it is the place to Discover The Champion Within™ and their home away from home.

Here, through arduous training, successes and failures, you will practice to always give your best. You will adopt the tenets of the Bushido codeintegrity, respect, courage, honor, compassion, honesty, and loyalty. You will improve your mastery of movement and learn how to focus your mind to be completely present in each moment. You will live, sweat, laugh, and learn together with people of all backgrounds and perspectives. You will, in the words of A.A. Milne, discover that “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” And when you have mastered this art, which we love and respect, you will lead as a Champion as others follow in your footsteps and look upon you in awe.

Remember that the champion’s mindset is not just about winning medals, but approaching all of life’s challenges with the will and pride of a champion. We are truly honored and humbled that you have chosen to join us on this incredible journey to Champion Life™. A journey, that we began as children, which we could never complete without the relentless support of so many friends and family, students and former students, who have helped us realize our dream of sharing our life’s mission and passion with so many. 

Thank you.

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Schedule

05/17/2021 - 05/23/2021

17
Monday

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids Karate 4:30

Taleb Bekkali
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Kids Karate

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Adult Karate

Taleb Bekkali

18
Tuesday

7:00am - 8:00pm

Private Sessions

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19
Wednesday

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids Karate 4:30

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kids Karate 5:30

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Adult Karate

Taleb Bekkali

20
Thursday

7:00am - 8:00pm

Private Sessions

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21
Friday

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids Karate 4:30

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kids Karate 5:30

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Adult Karate

Taleb Bekkali

22
Saturday

7:00am - 8:00pm

Private Sessions

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23
Sunday

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Competition Team

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ROCKFORD KARATE CENTER STORY

When an athlete has trained since childhood in activity he or she loves, there is very little that can hold him or her back. I know that firsthand. It required a high degree of physical and mental commitment to compete in the elite level.  I believe there is no challenge too daunting to face. For me, however, it has never been about the medals or the titles, but rather the sense of personal fulfillment at knowing that I had given my best. Through hard work and perseverance one can accomplish their goals and achieve a high level of personal satisfaction that is more valuable than any material reward or public acclaim.

Karate allows every person to participate at their own level in a comfortable and accepting environment. Although karate is highly anaerobic with very explosive movements, it is an activity that one can pick up at any stage of life and practice for a lifetime. There are a wide range of physical benefits from martial arts training at every age, including improvement in flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and coordination. In a class environment, a good instructor keeps students motivated and encourages them to establish and achieve their goals, which often come in the way of rank advancement. At RKC, we have had many adults comment on the positive impact that karate has had on them and their families. For example, one father became emotional when he told us that he was able to ski with his family for the first time in many years, as karate training had helped him to lose weight and become healthy enough for it.

So what’s stopping you from doing karate? 

It may seem like something foreign or an activity you might not see yourself doing, but once you start, it becomes infectious. There are so many aspects of karate training on which to focus. Some people love the history and philosophy of the art, while others enjoy the physical and mental strength that it builds. Some prefer the self-defense aspects and combative side of this martial art, while others simply want to share a fun activity with their friends and family. There is something for everybody in karate training, regardless of age. We have students who are three years old and students who are 73 – and they are equally excited when they accomplish their goal and achieve their next rank.

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