Classes are led by Master Roger Engle. Master Engle is a 8th Dan Grand Master in Moo Duk Kwan. Master Engle has been Sensei at Engle Karate for GEARS since the early 80's.
Teaching Methods, Ethics, and Benefits
Master Engle has participated in numerous Karate Tournaments and Karate Demonstrations over the past 30 years, continually educating and raising the awareness of many to the benefits and beauty of the Martial Arts.
Some benefits include increased coordination, physical conditioning, self-confidence, focus and being able to defend ones self.
Master Engle enjoys watching students grow in the art as he trains right along side them. Master Engle is an inspiration to his students and is often heard saying he learns something new in the art everyday.
Curriculum and Structure
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Belt Rankings and Requirements
White Belt - Beginner
Yellow (Advanced Beginner) - Kata Requirements: Keecho Hyung Il Boo, Keecho Hyung Ee Boo, Keecho Hyung Sam Boo. Other Requirements: Adv. Basic Sparring Techniques, Adv. Basic One-Step Sparring Techniques.
Green (Intermediate) - Kata Requirements: Pyung Ahn Cho Dan, Engle 1. Other Requirements: Intermediate Sparring Techniques, Intermediate One-Step Sparring Techniques.
Blue (Advanced Intermediate) - Kata Requirements: Pyung Ahn Ee Dan, Pyung Ahn Sam Dan. Other Requirements: Adv. Intermediate Sparring Techniques, Adv. Intermediate One-Step Sparring Techniques.
Brown (Advanced Pre-Black) - Kata Requirements: Pyung Ahn Sah Dan, Pyung Ahn Oh Dan. Other Requirements: Pre-Black Sparring Techniques, Pre-Black One-Step Sparring Techniques.
Black (1st Dan Advanced) - Kata Requirements: Bassai. Other Requirements: Black Belt Sparring Techniques, Black Belt One- Step Sparring Techniques, Adv. Knife and Club Defense techniques.
Training at Engle Karate is strenuous and rewarding. Master Engle is tops at communicating and demonstrating technique. Training is practiced at a theoretical and practical level, utilizing training apparatus as required (E.G. Heavy Bags, Focus Pads, etc..).
You will learn many techniques from beginner to expert in a very structured but non restrictive way. Engle Karate is the best way to learn focus, attentiveness, and self-control.