Feb. 4, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2014 at 8:04 p.m.
Jessie Hernandez, 6, of Thomaston, practices a kick in the beginners' class at the Victoria Karate Academy, 4002 N. Main St. The Victoria Karate Academy has classes for beginners Monday through Thursday. Instructor Tim Conkel, 23, says that his favorite part of teaching the beginners is how ready and excited they are to learn karate.