The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for kids that teaches them discipline, control and fitness. 

Learn “American Tang Soo Do” karate which includes a combination of self-defense and grappling skills. Discover everything from why you must bow, to kicks and punches. As the class progresses, put your skills and knowledge together to create a “Kata” or form. 

The instructor, Angel Berlanga, holds a second degree black belt in karate with over 20 years of experience in various martial arts. He has designed a class for students who are new to karate. 

Classes are held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (ages 6 to 10 years) and 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ages 11 to 17 years) on Thursday evenings at the Florence Fitness Center, located at 133 N. Main Street.  

The class fee is $25.00 per month and open to kids from 6 to 17 years old.  Register at the Parks and Recreation Department at 132 N. Bailey Street, the Town of Florence Fitness Center at 133 N. Main Street, or online at 

For more information, please contact Laura Kinney at (520) 868-7589.