Little Dragons

Little Dragons

children 3.5-5 years

JCC Rockland welcomes Shidokan Rockland to our program line up. Formerly Okinawan Karate at Bergen YJCC. They are so excited to meet those in our community that want to learn, grow, get in shape and study this traditional style of Karate.

Little Dragons Sundays 9:15-10am or Thursdays 11:15am-12pm (choose 1)

Little Dragons $70/month
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Karate is a 10 month contract program September – June. A minimum of a JCC Rockland Family Community Membership is required for participation in this program.


Regular karate practice offers many healthful benefits

  • Increased focus, mental concentration and energy
  • Ability to handle stress more effectively
  • Strength, balance, flexibility and coordination
  • Patience and self-confidence


Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz, Chief Instructor
  • Training since 1973
  • Tested for current rank 7th Dan (7th Degree Black Belt) July of 2007
  • Holds a master instructor’s rank of Kyoshi and is a Shibu Dojo (direct affiliate) member of Beikoku Shido-kan Association, Lansing, Michigan, headed by Seikichi Iha, Hanshi, 10th Dan
  • Senior ranking female in the Beikoku Shido-Kan Association
  • Opened Okinawan Karate in 1987
Ellen Davies

Ellen Davies
  • Training since September of 2004
  • Tested for current rank of 2nd Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) July of 2012
  • Little Dragons instructor since 2013
  • Kids instructor since 2012
  • AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor since 1994
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer since 2009
Jocelyn Beckman
  • Training since May 1998
  • Tested for current rank of 4th Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) November 2012
  • Little Dragons instructor since 2007
  • Kids and Adult class instructor since 2008

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