Black Belt Pandas!

Mt. Airy Mayor, Patrick Rockinberg, joins HiYa Karate for HiYa’s first Black Belt Test for special needs. Congratulations to Jack Stile, Joey Looper and Jason Southworth for a well-earned 1st Dan Black Belt! -April, 2019


Pandas once or twice weekly training

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Panda Symbolism

The panda is a symbol of gentleness and strength with a positive outlook on life.

The symbolism of the panda also encompasses personal and spiritual qualities, such as:

  • Integration of polarized aspects of yourself, such as feminine and masculine energies

  • Heart-centered energy, nurturing ability

  • Importance of emotions

  • Calm determination, ability to take time to reach your goals

  • Importance of private space and personal boundaries

This class addresses the individual child with special needs, while giving them an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Martial Arts. HiYa tailors 30 minute classes for these children. HiYa will try and integrate the pandas into the Cobra classes where applicable. Acceptance into the Panda program is by invitation only.


Monday    5:30pm

Friday        5:30pm

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