TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Karate Club, the areas longest running, year-round martial arts program, has announced open enrollment for new members. The program is open to children ages 8 and older and parents are encouraged to train alongside their children. Martial arts programs help improve confidence and self-esteem, said Rob Berrick of the club. The structure and repetition of these programs aid in increasing focus and concentration. Parents and children can benefit from this fun and instructive activity. TKC instructors hold black belt rank in several martial arts disciplines and are licensed by the Matsukazi Shito Ryu Karate, Kobudo and Jujitsu Federation, and regularly train in these arts at The Karate Center in Glens Falls. The TKC meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Ti Middle School cafetorium, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Interested children and parents are invited to come, watch and join. The TKC is interested in starting a Jujitsu club. Jujitsu is an ancient Japanese martial art that utilizes not only punches and kicks, but also throws, joint locking techniques and grappling. Students will learn how to break the opponents balance in order to apply these techniques. This is practical self-defense and excellent exercise. The class is open to all adults and children older than age 16. A demonstration and informational meeting will take place at the Ticonderoga Middle School cafetorium on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.. Those interested should attend. For more information, call 585-6499 (karate) or 585-6454 (jujitsu).