What we offer Youth & Adults:
- Safe, caring instruction.
- Individualized attention.
- Classes designed with diversified subject matter including physical fitness, self-defense, and traditional karate.
- A strong emphasis on mental awareness and the philosophy of Karate-Do.
- New challenges, goals, and direction for living.
- Strong fellowship and a supportive environment.
- Private instruction available.
- Discount rates for families.
Here is a great article on “Choosing the Right Karate School for Your Family.”
Lil’ Dragons: 6 Years and Under
This exciting new class for children 6 & under utilizes:
- Brain Gym activities & exercises
- Color coordinated movement patterns
- Balance, rhythms & core body exercises
To help your child develop better…
…for physical and mental readiness for learning – both in school and in physical activities.
This is a Parent/Child class that requires the participation of a parent or older sibling. Our Lil’ Dragons meet twice weekly for 30-minutes.
Dragons: 6-8 Year Olds
Our beginning Dragons meet twice weekly for 30-minutes. These six to eight year olds learn and develop fundamental martial arts skills such as kata (forms) and bunkai (two-person drills). Children focus on a variety of safety skills in this class as well as the life skills. Fire safety, stranger danger and water safety as well as memorizing important personal information such as phone number, address and the all-important 911. Children love the variety of listening games we use to develop skill while parents seem to appreciate the safety and life skills the most!
Youth: 9-12 Year Olds
The Youth program offers not only an effective self-defense program, but a means for character development and discipline. Children learn to concentrate and focus their energy constructively, which results in better school work and grades.
In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of self-esteem. We believe that if a child’s self- esteem is strong, he or she is more likely to become a happy, secure and productive adult.
Adult: 13 Years & Up
The Adult program’s progressive style of martial arts training will provide a comprehensive course in Shudokan Karate-Do. Adults notice vast improvements in their coordination, strength, and flexibility. Also, karate training can aid weight reduction and helps relieve stress and tension.
Enjoy the new confidence that comes from knowing you have the ability to protect yourself and your family, should the need arise.
Yamanni Chinen-ryu kobujutsu, or Yamanni-ryu, is a traditional weapons martial art that originated in Okinawa. The principle weapon used in the style is the roku-shaku bo (six-foot staff), although the sai and tonfa are taught as well. The style has been described as one of the most dynamic and devastating of the Okinawan weapons styles, most probably because of its distinctive wide and flowing strikes, which contrast greatly with the short and choppier movements characteristic of other weapons styles that trace their roots to Okinawa.