Our goal as a coaching staff is to develop each player individually so that they can progress through the levels of the Manhattan Kickers Football Club (ages 4-12) and into MLS Academies or our affiliate club, Metropolitan Oval (ages 13-18).
We train at least three times during the week from September through June using a curriculum that focuses intensely on individual ability and game intelligence.Practice sessions aim to develop individual technique including dribbling, passing, shooting, and tactics (decision-making).
On weekends, the players ages 5-8 will participate in small-sided games (4v4, 3v3, 2v2) in a low-pressure environment where the focus is on utilizing the skills that were honed in training. We are strictly focused on player development (both short- and long-term) and not concerned with competition until the players are ready. In the small-sided environment, the players will have more exposures to the ball as well as be an active participant in a match. Players ages 9-12 will play games against local competition.
MKFC's club teams (U6-U11) have a 10-month season running from late August through late June. For ages U4 and U5, the club offers a seasonal Little Kickers program as well as satellite programs in Queens and Brooklyn. During the summer, the club offers MKFC camps as well as affiliate camps. We also offer a trip for selected players to Barcelona and the Mediterranean International Cup.
Our classes are two hours long. You are going to practice hard enough in the dojo, at least 8 hours a week. I will also assign some homework, conditioning and daily stretching.
We pay equal attention to Kihon (basic technique), Kata (forms) and Kumite (fighting) emphasizing real and meaningful applications.
As a bonus, every third Friday we are having parties at Chef Toni's Cooking School, where NYC Karate Dojo members are introduced to Japanese culinary techniques and essential tools.
George Goshadze — over 20 years teaching experience. 5th degree black belt, SKIF — Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation.
|Intermediate: children 8-12||17:45||17:45|
|Beginner: children 8-12||17:45||17:45|
|Advanced: children 8-12||17:45|
|Intermediate: adults & teenagers 13+||19:00||19:00|
|Beginner: adults & teenagers 13+||19:00||19:00|
|Advanced: adults & teenagers 13+||19:00|
|Intermediate: adult kumite||20:30||20:30|
|Beginner: adult kumite||20:30||20:30|
|Advanced: adult kumite||20:30|
|Advanced: all ages||11:00|
|Advanced: team kumite||12:30|
|1 month (for Baruch college students)||60|
|1 month (unlimited)||100|
|1 month (winter special unlimited)||75|
About instructor: He has been practicing capoeira for 10 years and am very excited to have my own space and to share what I have learn through my years of training. He has trained with master on both the east and west coast. His master is the head instructor at the New York Capoeira Center and founder of Afro Brazil Arts: Mestre Ombrinho (Master Michael Goldstein) has over 31 years practicing capoeira and over 24 years experience teaching. He is the first North American Capoeira Master.
|Kids 3-4 years old||16:00-16:30||16:55-17:25||15:25-15:55|
|Kids 4-5 years old||16:30-17:00||17:25-17:55||16:40-17:15|
|Kids 3-5 years old||16:30-17:00||17:45-18:15||9:45-10:15|
|Kids 6-10 years old||15:15-16:00||17:00-17:45||15:25-16:10||16:15-17:00||17:20-18:05||10:15-11:00|
|11 years old & up||17:45-18:30||18:30-19:15||18:00-18:50||18:15-19:00||18:10-19:00||12:45-13:30|
|16 years old & up||19:15||19:00|
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