As Wasenshikan grew, Frey Sensei had a decision to make. He could move away from the community center and operate for profit, but he wanted to keep classes affordable and accessible to all who wanted to be karateka.
A dedicated group of karate families and community members got together to figure out how the benefits they saw from karate–not just the physical ones–could be shared with folks in our community whether they took karate classes or not. A new non-profit, Open Hand, was formed in winter of 2019 and is quickly establishing itself.
Wasenshikan will operate under Open Hand as the martial arts instruction piece of the organization. Stay tuned for ways you can get involved and grow with us!