Beginning Karate

NCPRD’s karate classes are perfect for those who are new to martial arts. Students will learn the background, format and structure of traditional karate, in addition to blocks, kicks, strikes and stances. No prior martial arts training is required. These coed classes are available for both kids, ages 8-17, and adults. See the full schedules and register here.

Free Workshop

Want to try the class out before signing up? Come to a free workshop on Monday, January 8 from 5:15-6 p.m. Sign up to reserve your spot.

Meet the Instructor

Micah Thorp has been studying traditional karate for over 15 years, after starting classes with his kids, who are now grown. He is a second-degree black belt with the Japan Karatedo Federation Renbukai and a registered coach with USA Karate. His other hobbies include writing, scuba diving and running. A lifelong Oregonian, he lives in Milwaukie.