Southwest Minnesota Shotokan Karate Club to offer classes in Marshall

The Southwest Minnesota Shotokan Karate Club announces its expansion into Marshall. The karate club has been in Balaton since 2006. Chief instructor and 5th degree black belt Sensei Jerry Lupkes has taught martial arts since 1995.

“We now have several additional adult black belts so this allowed us to consider an expansion,” said Lupkes.

Classes will be at the Marshall Academy of Dance in

studio B Monday and Thursday evenings. Beginners class will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and advanced class will be from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Besides the normal training, students will be able to participate in tournaments and there are some

outdoor training events as well.

“Once a quarter we gather together with instructors and students from other disciplines and practice the techniques they teach,” Lupkes said.

Class size is limited. For more information call 952-240-2521.