RIGBY'S KARATE ACADEMY  302-735-9637

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Since 1973, Rigbys' Karate Academy has been providing instruction in Karate and the martial arts in the Dover, DE area.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well

What is Karate?

"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice."
-- Gichin Funakoshi

KarateKarate translated either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it.

Okinawan Karate styles tend to be hard and external. In defense they tend to be circular, and in offense linear. Karate Okinawan Karate styles tend to place more emphasis on rigorous physical conditioning than the Japanese styles. Japanese styles tend to have longer, more stylistic movements and to be higher commitment. They also tend to be linear in movement, offense, and defense.

Both tend to be high commitment, and tend to emphasize kicks and punches, blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, joint manipulations and a strong offense as a good defense. Karate techniques consist basically of hand and foot techniques. Hand techniques are divided into defensive or offensive moves. Foot techniques are divided into kicking techniques; snap and thrust kicks. Other important elements of Karate include stances, posture, body shifting, hip rotation, and breathing.

Karate

Training differs widely but most of the Karate styles emphasize a fairly equal measure of basic technique training (kihon), sparring (kumite), and forms (kata). Forms are stylized patterns of attacks and defenses done in sequence for training purposes.

An art of self-defense as well as a sport, Karate has in recent decades proliferated worldwide. It is one of the most widely practiced of the Asian martial arts, with a large following in the U.S., Japan and Europe.


Schedule

Monday

12:00pm - 1:00pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

4:30pm - 5:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Yellow & Orange

5:30pm - 6:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Green & Up

6:30pm - 7:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-White

6:30pm - 7:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Brown & Black

7:20pm - 8:20pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

7:30pm - 8:20pm

CARDIO KICKBOXING

8:30pm - 9:30pm

TAI CHI: Beginner

Tuesday

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TAI CHI: All Levels

3:30pm - 4:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Green & Up

4:30pm - 5:20pm

CARDIO KICKBOXING

4:30pm - 5:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-White

5:30pm - 6:20pm

CARDIO KICKBOXING

5:30pm - 6:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Yellow & Orange

6:30pm - 7:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Green & Up

6:30pm - 7:00pm

TINY TIGERS: Beginner

7:30pm - 8:30pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens - Brown & Black Belts Only

Wednesday

4:30pm - 5:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Green & Up

4:30pm - 5:00pm

TINY TIGERS: Beginner

5:30pm - 6:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Brown & Black

5:30pm - 6:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-White

6:30pm - 7:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Yellow & Orange

6:30pm - 7:00pm

TINY TIGERS: Beginner

7:20pm - 8:20pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

7:30pm - 8:20pm

CARDIO KICKBOXING

Thursday

9:30am - 10:30am

TAI CHI: Senior Tai Chi

10:30am - 11:30am

TAI CHI: Tai Chi Weapons

12:00pm - 1:00pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

3:30pm - 4:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Green & Up

4:30pm - 5:20pm

CARDIO KICKBOXING

4:30pm - 5:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-White

5:30pm - 6:20pm

CARDIO KICKBOXING

5:30pm - 6:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Yellow & Orange

6:30pm - 7:15pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Kids-Green & Up

6:30pm - 7:00pm

TINY TIGERS: Advanced

7:30pm - 8:30pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

Friday

5:00pm - 5:45pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: All Kids

6:00pm - 7:00pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

7:00pm - 8:00pm

SWAT TEAM

Saturday

9:00am - 9:50am

CARDIO KICKBOXING

9:00am - 9:45pm

ISSHINRYU KARATE: All Kids

10:00am - 11:00am

ISSHINRYU KARATE: Adults & Teens-All Belts

Sunday

No sessions