Martial Arts

Classes are available across multiple disciplines, appropriate for children, teens and adults. Questions? Contact Kathleen Kennair (Uptown) or PJ Jones (Metairie).

Uptown

Karate
Learn the traditional Japanese martial art of teaching self defense (strikes, blocks, kicks, takedowns), concentration (memorization, discipline, self-control), and physical development (strength, flexibility,coordination) with Dimitri Papadopoulas, five-time national and current Kumite
(sparring) champion. Sign up for classes by the month. Register Now

Thank you for your interest in Karate. Dimitri will be taking in new students starting January 1st. Thanks!

Beginner
Ages: 6 to 18
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45 PM
No prior karate experience required. 

Intermediate/Advanced
Ages: 8 to 18
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45 - 5:30 PM
Prior karate experience required.

Metairie

Judo Club
Ages: 5 to 12
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Judo focuses on self defense, discipline, self confidence and most importantly, respect. Come learn from black belt instructor, Cheryl Mintz. Sign up for classes by the month.  Register Now

Self Defense Open Palm System
Ages: 18 and up
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Come learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do - Open Palm System and become more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Sign up for classes by the month. Register Now

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October marks the one year anniversary for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Dance for Parkinson’s Program at the New Orleans JCC. This award-winning program takes place every Wednesday with instruction from the New Orleans Ballet Association.

 

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No Sukkah? No Problem!

 

With temperatures in the 90s, it is easy to forget that fall is here. Fortunately, we have the holiday of Sukkot to remind us that the harvest season has begun. There is no denying that sukkahs are awesome, but it can be challenging to find the space and time to build one. Here are some alternative ways to celebrate this holiday

 

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New Recipes for the New Year

Rosh Hashanah - “head of the year”- commemorates the creation of the world. Traditionally, apples and honey are eaten to represent our hope for a sweet year of health and peace. Dipping apples in honey is delicious, and here are few creative recipe suggestions to help kick this duo up a notch.

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National Coloring Book Day

We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!

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