Jerry Hansman's Okinawan Karate


Students and enthusiasts of Karate have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense. Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Jerry Hansman's Okinawan Karate offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.  

Lil' Dragons

Basic Program

Black Belt Club

Masters Club
Lil' Dragons Program 
  • Program for 3-5 year old Children 
  • Children learn the basics of Karate
  • Fun exercises and physical games which help Children improve focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination.
  • Emphasis on good manners, self protection, how to deal with strangers and avoid and/or deal with the possibility of child abduction, school bullies and childhood obesity

Beginner Program 

  • Program for 6 year old Children up through Adults
  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks and kicks
  • Self defense and sparring basics
  • Children in this program will learn to avoid and/or deal with the possibility of child abduction and school bullies
  • Develops self-confidence, self-esteem, self-control, promotes exercise, committment and life skills to adults and children alike


Black Belt Club

  • After successful completion of the Basic (Beginner) Program
  • Students begin attending the Intermediate and Advanced classes to earn their Black Belt
  • Students learn Wrist Locks, Arm Bars, Choke Holds, Leg Locks, Ground Fighting, Throws and Immobilizations
  • Students may elect to start their study of  the six traditional Okinawan Weapons: (Bo, Tonfa, Sai, Nunchaku, Kama and Eku).

Adult Karate

  • Classes dedicated solely for Adults enrolled in any program that prefer the unique style of instruction suitable for Adults

Masters Club (Black Belts) 

  • Upon reaching the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Students certify with the six traditional Okinawan Weapons: (Bo, Tonfa, Sai, Nunchaku, Kama and Eku).
  • Students learn club, knife and gun self defenses
  • Students study pressure points, meridians and multiple attacker self-defense