Eureka Springs Community Center offers karate open house

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Learn to defend yourself and others with a classical martial art that relies on precision over muscular strength at Eureka Springs Community Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The community center will host an introductory workshop and open house led by Rusty Baxter, who teaches TODE, or Okinawan Warrior Karate.

TODE is a life protection art rooted in the practice of good moral character, unarmed self-defense and concern for the attacker. Because it relies on principles of physics and body mechanics, TODE is suitable for people of all ages, including seniors and the physically challenged.

Baxter holds a black belt and is a seasoned and dedicated instructor with more than 20 years of expertise. He studied for more than a decade under Okinawan karate expert Taika Seiyu Oyata.

The Aug. 9 workshop is free to community center members and $3 for non-members. Regular classes will begin Sept. 2 as part of the community center's fall programing and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Fees are $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

You can register for classes at the open house or call 479-239-0029 for more information.

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