The Ridgecrest Karate Club endeavors to teach authentic Shotokan karate. Quality execution of a few techniques are encouraged over poor ability with many techniques. Discipline, patience and focus of mind are developed in addition to physical skills.
The ultimate aim of karate is “in the perfection of human character” through dedicated training. While trained to “kill with one blow” in the protection of one’s precious life, a karate practitioner favors awareness and avoidance over confrontation and conflict.
The instructor, David Bal, hold the rank of shodan from the American Federation of Independent Shotokan Karate-Do, the parent organization of the West LA Karate School. He continues to learn and endeavours to advance in skill and rank as the years unfold. He enjoys practicing karate and hopes to share that experience with others.
The Ridgecrest Karate Club is non-profit. Fees are divided between the City of Ridgecrest and the club. Club funds go to purchase equipment and pay for other club expenses.