Please review the Program Guide or click here to register for the current Karate session.

Children and adults will enjoy learning the art of karate. Classes are taught by instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club under the direction of John DiPasquale, four time National Champion, U.S. Karate National Coach and National Faculty Member of ASEP (American SportEducation Program). Beginner Students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met. Registration for continuers through advanced students will be accepted after the start date, but full class fee will be required. More information regarding Illinois Shotokan Karate Club available here.

Classes are held at the following locations:

  • Central Community Center (CCC), 1000 West Central Rd., Mt. Prospect
  • River Trails Middle School (RTMS), 1000 Wolf Rd., Mt. Prospect
  • Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 East Thacker, Des Plaines
  • Wheeling Community Rec Center, 100 Community Blvd, Wheeling

Youth Karate (7-14 yr)


Karate skills put children in touch with their bodies and help to build coordination, agility, strength and poise as well as personal safety skills.

Adult Karate (15 yr-Adult)

Release tension and develop cardiovascular fitness! Karate develops poise, agility, improving overall muscle tone and teaching self-defense skills.

Parent/Child Karate (7 yr-Adult)

Fees are per person. An excellent opportunity to share quality time with your child while developing muscle tone, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and karate skills.

Pre-Karate (4-7 yr)

Through a variety of fun activities, your child will develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. This program will give your child the lead she/he needs in developing memory and agility skills necessary to be successful in school and other sports.

Please Note:

  • Uniform & Belt Testings are options available through the ISKC instructor.
  • Youth, Parent & Child, & Adult classes will train together.