MINNEAPOLIS — Nothing is getting in the way of this karate class, not even a microphone stand.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shotokan Karate (formerly known as Midwest Karate) transformed their parking lot off Plymouth Avenue into an outdoor dojo.
Class for sisters Sephina and Coral Malecki looks and feels a little different. They wear shoes instead of going barefoot during a typical class.
They train students - young and old, beginners and black belts - several times a week. Shotokan is making it work and fighting back during this time with karate.