Karate - 6 Months

Karate - 6 Months

AMERICAN FREESTYLE KARATE DOJO

HOME OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIORS

Established in 1977, the American Freestyle Karate Club of Fort Mill teaches traditional Japanese-style karate to students age 4-99. Hanshi Danny McCall ran this school until turning it over to Kyoshi Charles Lingerfelt in March 1982.  Kyoshi Charles Lingerfelt still runs the oldest American Freestyle Karate Club.  The school is a charter member of American Karate Academies National Association.

Karate class will teach participants respect, self-discipline, integrity, focus, life skills, and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Two Free Introductory Classes are required before beginning in a regular scheduled class. The introductory classes will be scheduled by the instructors.

Instructors:

Kyoshi Charles Lingerfelt holds the rank of ninth degree Black Belt. Kyoshi Charles Lingerfelt started training in 1972. Kyoshi Charles Lingerfelt is a Legends of Carolina Martial Arts inductee in Class of 2018, Jerry Piddington Hall of Fame inductee with the Golden Lion Award March 16, 2019, and a Yudansha Member of American Karate Academies Lifetime member September 28, 2022.

Kyoshi Neil Godfrey holds the rank of eighth degree Black Belt. Kyoshi Neil Godfrey started martial arts training in 1977 at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex with Hanshi Danny McCall. Kyoshi Neil Godfrey holds a Certificate of Affiliation American Academies May 15, 2023.

Sensei Richard Pattison Yondan 4th Degree started his training in 1984.

Assistant Instructor:

Ernie LaCasse holds the rank of Red Belt.

Special Note: All uniforms and equipment MUST be purchased through Mr. Lingerfelt.

To learn more about the American Freestyle Karate Dojo – Fort Mill:   https://afskfortmill.com/

 

Six Month Programs

August through January     and       February through July

Rates:

  • Non-Refundable $25 Registration Fee for each 6-month program;
  • $100 member rate/$115 non-member rate

Ages and Times:

  • Fighting Tigers – Ages 4 to 6 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Junior Class – Ages 7 to 12 – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Adult Class – Ages 13 to Adult – 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Program tuition draft will be the 1st of every month.

All Registrations must be done in person at the Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex front desk.

**If you want to join Karate after the 6 month session has started you will need to first meet with the instructors to get approval to join the program mid-session.**

Adult Class - 13 to Adult

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
4/1/24 - 7/31/24
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Karate class will teach participants respect, self-discipline, focus and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Six Month Program – Non-Refundable $25 Registration Fee:

  • August – January.
  • February – July.

Program tuition draft will be the 1st of every month.

**If you want to join Karate after the 6 month session has started you will need to first meet with the instructors to get approval to join the program mid-session.**


Registration Information   ($25.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/1/23 6/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 100.00$ 115.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/01/24 - 04/30/24
Adult Class - Tu,Th - 7:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
05/01/24 - 05/31/24
Adult Class - Tu,Th - 7:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Adult Class - Tu,Th - 7:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Adult Class - Tu,Th - 7:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full

Fighting Tigers - 4-6 year old

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
4/1/24 - 7/31/24
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Karate class will teach participants respect, self-discipline, focus and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Six Month Program – Non-Refundable $25 Registration Fee:

  • August – January.
  • February – July.

Program tuition draft will be the 1st of every month.

**If you want to join Karate after the 6 month session has started you will need to first meet with the instructors to get approval to join the program mid-session.**


Registration Information   ($25.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/1/23 6/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 100.00$ 115.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/01/24 - 04/30/24
Fighting Tigers - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
05/01/24 - 05/31/24
Fighting Tigers - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Fighting Tigers - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Fighting Tigers - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full

Junior Class 7-12 year old

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
4/1/24 - 7/31/24
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Karate class will teach participants respect, self-discipline, focus and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Six Month Program – Non-Refundable $25 Registration Fee:

  • August – January.
  • February – July.

Program tuition draft will be the 1st of every month.

**If you want to join Karate after the 6 month session has started you will need to first meet with the instructors to get approval to join the program mid-session.**


Registration Information   ($25.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/1/23 6/30/25 Online / Front Desk $ 100.00$ 115.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/01/24 - 04/30/24
Junior Class - Tu,Th - 6:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
05/01/24 - 05/31/24
Junior Class - Tu,Th - 6:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 07/01/24
Junior Class - Tu,Th - 6:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Junior Class - Tu,Th - 6:30 pm - 1 hr
Session is Full

 

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