Karate San Diego for Adults and Kids by Practical Karate

Welcome to Practical Karate of San Diego with Frank McCarroll, M.S. Karate classes for adults, kids and people with special needs in San Diego. Karate is one of the world’s most oldest forms of martial arts fighting styles. The karate form of fighting teaches its participants some of the most disciplined ethical principles while instilling great senses of spirituality. In today’s generation, karate is utilized for cultural purposes, self-defense, competition, maintenance of health, and for the gaining of strengths, agility, stamina, and endurance. For more information on Karate for Kids or Karate for Adults in San Diego contact Practical Karate at frank@practicalkarate.com.

practical_karate_seizaWith Practical Karate in San Diego and Sensei Frank McCarroll, participants will have the ability to take advantage of some of the world’s best training in the specific types of fighting art forms. The facility is in a city that is well known and respected for its training in the realms of fighting forms, and this venue is another component of the arsenal. Participants will be engaged in forms of karate sparring, which will greatly improve one’s coordination, awareness, and abilities of quick reaction. These forms of training will involve a great amount of repetition, which is an imperative necessity to ensure the fighter is building up their reactionary nerves. With the repetitive motions, participants will slowly build themselves up to mastery levels in the fighting form of karate.

Our Methods:

Instruction at Practical Karate is always enthusiastic and meaningful with clearly defined goals and objectives. Assessment of student performance is both formative and summative to identify students’ strengths and areas of need as well as check for comprehension, fluency of skills and ensure instructional objectives are being met. Learning opportunities and skill remediation are maximized through cooperative learning and peer mentoring.

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Movement Skills & Building Physical Literacy

Practical karate uses the skill theme approach to teaching movement skills according to the recommendations by Shape America, formerly NASPE (National Association of Sport and Physical Educators). Following the latest progression in physical education movement skills are broken down, taught systematically in isolation, continually assessed and applied in drills and games that build competence in addition to being enjoyable for the students.

In every class students practice all of the core locomotor skills to help them become more physically literate. Therefore, creating better athletes that enjoy physical activity. Teaching movement skills in a non-competitive environment builds confidence in children’s movement skills and makes physical activity more enjoyable as they grow and develop.

Rewards and Rank Promotion at Practical Karate

kids-karate-san-diego-caChildren 3-5 years old receive a stripe on their white belt for each class with appropriate behavior and effort. There are 5 white belts in our curriculum and the standards of behavior and effort become increasingly more stringent as the students move up the ranks. All belts have 4 stripes with the 5th stripe being the next belt. Students aged 6 years and up earn stripes through satisfactory performance of physical skills, karate skills, knowledge of rules, home safety and community safety. Appropriate behavior and effort are pre-requisites in order to test for stripes.

Every student comes into karate class with different physical and cognitive abilities. Each individual’s unique abilities and efforts are carefully considered when awarding rank promotions.

Part of the training will involve great strengthening and increasing stamina. Strength and stamina are some of the most important attributes for fighters of any form. By increasing one’s strength and stamina, they will have the ability to compete and oust their opponents. Competing and winning fights is a measure of how disciplined and serious the fighter was in their training. Therefore, in order to be considered as one of the top prospects in the sport of karate, one must train like and with the best. At Practical Karate San Diego, Sensei Frank McCarroll’s main priorities are to ensure that they lead their students towards the right direction. After the completion of the student’s training, they will have gained a new sense of self-respect, discipline, strength, motivation, and a brand new insight of their inner-selves. For more information contact Sensei Frank McCarroll at frank@practicalkarate.com.

Learn effective self-defense techniques while getting a GREAT workout. Learn to defend yourself against a bigger and stronger attacker. Bring your daughters and your friends and learn how to protect yourself! Sensei McCarroll teaches self-defense workshops throughout the San Diego area. Group classes and private sessions are available for families and small private groups. These workshops can be held in your home or backyard.


As in modern education all classes at Practical Karate follow an established curriculum to maximize learning and efficiency. All physical skills taught are aligned with the national physical education standards and grade-level outcomes designed by Shape America.

Our Environment and Values:

It is our goal to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where tolerance, kindness and courtesy are the norm. The importance of a positive attitude, perseverance, hard work and integrity are emphasized in order to give students the tools to be successful in life.

Practical Karate Values

    1. Attitude
      Having a positive attitude, being kind and never giving up
    2. Effort
      Doing my best with an open mindset
    3. Respect
      Respecting myself, others and the environment
    4. Integrity
      Being honest and taking responsibility

***Borrowed from The Gillispie School Values***

For more information on Karate Class Schedule for Kids, Adults and Special Needs Students contact Sensei Frank McCarroll at frank@practicalkarate.com.

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