Students will learn basic self-defense skills such as blocks, kicks, and strikes. Participants will learn choreographed moves called forms. Also, students will learn various block and counter-attack drills with partners. Bag drills will be used to increase focus, power, and technique. In addition to learning karate skills, classes offer increased flexibility, balance, coordination, and muscle tone. Participants will be required to wear a white karate uniform. All karate testing will be at the instructor's discretion and will carry an additional fee. Classes will be held on Saturdays at the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center. The classes will run monthly. Registration is $20 per person per month. Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants.