John Wade Karate

Discipline, Confidence and Self-Defense

www.KarateandGymnastics.com

 

Welcome

We've Moved!

Come see our new location! Same great karate, Same great gymnastics, and Same great instructors! Our new location is convieniently located and perfectly suited for all of our activities.

Come see us at Bounz in Southaven, on Elmore Rd. at Goodman Road in the Bounz building located across from Sam’s in Southaven. Our new facility in Bounz provides easy access to Goodman Road, I- 55, and Church Rd.

BOUNZ
549 Jennings Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671


At John Wade Karate School, you Will Learn to Gain and Develop

Self-Defense Skills
Confidence
Discipline
Weight-Control
Stress-Control
Improved Concentration and Grades
Flexibility — a key measure of fitness

 

In John Wade's Karate School, children develop

Respect for themselves and others
Improved concentration and grades
Discipline, and confidence
Sportsmanship
Self-defense skills
Our focus is on the total child; mind, body, and spirit. Children are encouraged to reach their goals through perseverance and hard work.

Martial Arts training helps children focus and concentrate, not only in the Karate studio, but in all of their efforts, including school work.

If you are interested in joining, please contact us for a free consultation.

Call Today 662-536-2020

About Us

About The Program

Every karate students begins as a white belt. Over the years we have developed a curriculum that effectively teaches the students both the physical martial arts and the mental/attitudinal skills that provide the basis for positive lifestyle skills.

John Wade was trained by Master Kang Rhee in the martial art of PaSaRyu. The PaSaRyu (Way of Honor) style is a blend of elements of Karate, Kung Fu, and TaeKwonDo. The style is more open and free than the traditional forms. John developed his passion for martial arts during high school and has continued to increase his skill and love for the discipline for more than 20 years.

John also has a love for dance and gymnastics. After high school John performed on the hit TV show "Star Search" and later became a preformer in Nashville, TN at OpryLand. John has over 20 years experience teaching children both karate, dance, and gymnastics. John is a true performer at heart and loves to teach children the skills and discipline to follow their passions just has John has followed his.

John is a member of the World Black Belt Bureau. His students participate in WBBB events and tournaments.

Click Here to learn more about the World Black Belt Bureau

Summer Camp

 

Summer Camp was tons of fun this year!

As we are approaching summer camp, we have an exciting summer planned with lots of field trips, swimming, moon bouncing, fun and crazy activities, karate, and gymnastics. If you have not registered for summer camp, please do so soon. Also if you have friends who are interested in summer camp or afterschool care for fall, we have a referral incentive so that you get a $30 credit, and they get a $30 credit too. See referral form for details.

Summer Camp is located at Bounz. Beginning May 23rd we will relocate to our new location on Elmore Rd. at Goodman Road in the Bounz building located across from Sam’s in Southaven. Our new facility in Bounz is located only 2 miles away and provides easy access to Goodman Road, I- 55, and Church Rd. Serving Desoto County schools including Hernando .

New address is:

BOUNZ
549 Jennings Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671

If you have already registered for summer camp or plan to register, you will enjoy the same great staff, extensive field trips, and lots of fun and room to play. • The weekly charge for summer camp will be $125. • Students can bring a lunch or may purchase a delicious catered lunch from McAllister’s Deli. • We have some part time spots available for people who need care only 2 or three days a week. The fee will be $35 a day for part time.

2nd Afterschool location Open August 2012

We also have a second location at the Skate Odyssey on Hacks Crossroads in Olive Branch. This will open for aftercare the first day of school in August. Now Serving Olive branch Elementary, Chickasaw, Center Hill, Overpark

SKATE ODYSSEY OF OLIVE BRANCH
7417 HACKS CROSS RD
OLIVE BRANCH, MS 38654

Class Schedule

 

 

For more information about class schedules call - 662-536-2020

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Questions?

Can I come watch a class?

You are more than welcome to come to any of our classes and watch. If you would like, you can even participate. If you are interested in karate, just come to one of our white belt classes. If you are interested in gymnastics, come to any of our gymnastics classes. We are always ready to teach a first day student. Our schedule of classes is available online Click Here to find a class that fits your schedule.
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What should I wear?


Our karate students wear a white gi top and bottom, our gymnastics students wear shorts and a tee shirt. Until you have a gi, just wear a white t-shirt and shorts or workout pants.
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What should I expect to learn?


John Wade's Karate and Gymnastics teaches PaSaRyu, which incorporates TaeKwonDo, Karate, and Kung Fu as well as, self-defense techniques. The gymnastics classes focus on tumbling, flexibilty, and floor gymnastics.
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Do you teach self-defense?


Everything learned during training, including basic blocks, punches and kicks can be used for self-defense. John also teaches situational personal techniques, as part of the training schedule. Special one-day seminars will be held periodically. Please check our calendar for more information.
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How long will it take to get my black belt?


The amount of time it will take to earn your black belt is up to you. Typically when a student puts in the effort required to earn a black belt, it can be accomplished in 2 1/2 to 3 years.
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What age groups do you teach?


There is no upper age limit for begining your training. The earliest a student should start our program is 5 years old, but that does not mean we have left out the little ones.
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Will I have to hit someone or will I get hit?


The simple answer is Yes. But the level of sparring is in a controlled enviroment. You will have many lessons in how to defend yourself and control your offense before you will be able to free spar.
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What style of Karate does John Wade teach?


John Wade teaches PaSaRyu, a form of TaeKwonDo created my Master Kang Rhee. Click Here to read more about about PaSaRyu history.
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Why is your dojo better than others?


Choosing a dojo is a personal choice. You must decide if the dojo where you choose to train is right for you. Our purpose is to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ by teaching our students self dicipline and confidence.
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Where is your dojo located?

549 Jennings Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
on Elmore Rd. at Goodman Road in the Bounz building located across from Sam’s in Southaven
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What are the health benefits of Karate?


Karate exercises your body, as well as your mind. A typical class envolves stretching, calisthenics and aerobic exercise for your body.
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549 Jennings Dr.

Southaven, MS 38671

on Elmore Rd. at Goodman Road in the Bounz building located across from Sam’s in Southaven