Karate at Lakes International Language Academy

Winter/Spring 2022

The self-image, self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-control your child develops today will determine the level of happiness he or she will have as an adult. Authentic Japanese Karate can aid your child in developing these qualities and more. Our unique children’s programs can also help your child attain:

  • Improved grades
  • Respect for others
  • Leadership skills
  • Increased concentration
  • Coordination and dexterity
  • Goal-setting and achievement

“My husband and I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for the kids over the years. We believe the skills they have learned through your teachings are invaluable and gifts they can take with them throughout their lives.

~Pam M., Parent, Behavior Intervention Specialist

Japanese Karate training also gives young people the strength not only to say “NO” to negative, potentially harmful peer pressure but to also back up their words with deeds. Our young students become the leaders of their peer groups, not compliant followers, fearfully seeking acceptance. Today’s world requires such strength from our children.

Class Days and Times

Sensei Chuck Phillips will offer karate again for the eighth year at LILA.

Lower School Campus

Classes will be offered on Fridays from 2:15 to 3:15. While any child may register for karate, enrollment preference will go to the students who took karate the last session.

Class Schedule – 15 weeks

Lower Campus Friday: January 14 – May 27

There are three weeks where there will be no karate due to planned school closing. When this happens THERE WILL BE NO MAKE UP DAY*. Make up days for snow days or Covid closures, if any, will be emailed to parents.

*The actual length of the session is 20 weeks. With the closed days it will be 17 weeks. However, tuition will be for 15 weeks to allow for 2 extra weeks for unforeseen closures such as snow or Covid.

Tuition Cost and Other Fees

Tuition is $225.00 for the 15 week session or call to set up 2 monthly tuition payments of $112.50 per month. Gi (uniform): $44.00 Sparring Gear: $125/boys $115/girls (one-time fee for gear) Tuition may be made by check or credit card and in full or in 2 monthly payments. The sparring gear is optional for beginning students. A check payable to Kyoshin Ryu Karate Academy must be mailed or dropped off at LILA with the application to cover the tuition and gi or call the karate school for credit card or set up monthly tuition. The link below is a PDF file of the application.


PDF Application Link

Test Requirements Students will be tested at the end of the session for rank promotion. The link below is a PDF file of the Test Requirements for each rank level for which the the students will be testing.

Rank Requirements for Beginners

Rank Requirements for Advanced Students

Student Creeds


If you have any questions about the program at LILA or hosting a karate program at your school please do not hesitate to contact the dojo (karate school). Parents are also welcome to observe classes at LILA any time. 651.982.9395