OAK RIDGE — The Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s Karate Program will begin its next 10-week session on Monday, March 6 and continue through Monday, May 15.
There will be no class on April 10. The program is open to school age children ages Kindergarten and up as well as adults.
This ongoing program has been running for 12 years through the Recreation Department with instructors from the Jersey Judo Karate Academy of Kenvil teaching the Isshinryu style of Karate. The skills learned help students develop coordination, balance, posture, and endurance. Students also gain self-confidence and discipline through progression in karate, while studying the authentic form of Asian Martial Arts. Jersey Judo Karate Academy is run by Sensei Rick Norris, a Kudan (9th degree black belt), and the Academy’s staff includes over 50 certified, fully trained black belts.
Classes are held in the Community Lodge at Camp Jefferson on Weldon Road at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for grades K-4th grade and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for grades 5 through adults. Registration is through the Jefferson Township Recreation Department or by mail; and the office is located at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road and is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program fee is $55 per person with a discount of $10 per person for the second, third, etc. sibling enrolled.
The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is now exclusively using an online registration system through Community Pass. Log on to http://www.communitypass.net, the community/organization is Jefferson Township, and if you already have a Community Pass account, enter your log in and password, choose the activity under the season “Winter-Spring 2017” and register your child and pay the class fee. If you forgot your log in or password, the system will allow you to recover your log in using your email address and reset your password or call the Recreation Department for a temporary password.
If you need to set up a Community Pass account, a parent can easily follow the prompts to set up a personal account in his/her name as an adult; and then add the child to the account, register the child for Karate, and pay for this activity. You will automatically receive an email confirmation after you register and make your payment.
If you experience difficulty in setting up an account online, you can log on to www.jeffersontownship.net, click on the “Form Center” link on the left side of the home page, and scroll down to the Recreation Department to find “Community Pass Online Registration Instructions” with step-by-step directions for Community Pass. If you need assistance after following these detailed instructions, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is no longer accepting any paper registration forms so you will be using your personal Community Pass account to register yourself and family members for all Jefferson Recreation Department activities including but not limited to exercise classes, Recreation Department-sponsored sports, Karate, Jefferson Striders, Mt. Creek Ski Club busing, bus trips, as well as Teen Scene and Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp in 2017, so remember your log in and password.
Karate participants must be registered and the class fee paid in full before attending the first class on March 6.