TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE INSTRUCTION

We teach and train in the traditional manner.  Respect and ettiqette are a main part of the classes.  The developement of self-control and paying attention are only a couple of the things that are gained from martial arts training.  The classes are conducted in the following format:

  • Kihon-Basic Techniques: 

  • Kata-Forms or Self-Defense Training: 

  • Kumite-Sparring: 

At the end of the Youth and Junior Classes we have about 10-15 of games that are based around coordination building and strengy building.  It is also a lot of fun.

The purpose of teaching Shotokan Karate to young people is to assist them in some of the following things:

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  • Self-Control
  • Self-Discipline
  • Self-Defense
  • Increase attention span
  • Learn to follow directions
  • Respect for themselves and others  

Learning karate as an adult tends to make us more relaxed and comfortable around others.  It creates confidence and a quiet pride that shows through.  Connecting the mind and the body is the easiest way there is to get rid of stress at the end of the day.


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 "The ultimate aim of the art of karate 
lies not in victory or defeat, 
but in the perfection of charaacter 
of its participants."
Gichin Funakoshi 1869-1957
Founder of Shotokan Karate

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