We teach traditional Shotokan karate based on age-old principles.
Its purpose is that one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility; and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice. Master Funakoshi
We are members of the International Shotokan Karate Federation which guides our training, instruction and testing of students. This affiliation means our students will be welcomed in any ISKF-affiliated dojo anywhere in the world and their rank will be recognized.
Our training sessions balance their focus on three components to Shotokan karate. Each plays a crucial role in the development of karate skills.
- Kihon are the fundamentals. In practicing kihon we learn proper karate techniques, demonstrate correct power and speed, and exercise good control.
- Kata are forms, series of pre-determined karate techniques, which teach the application and meaning of the basics.
- Members of varied interests and professions
- Kumite is sparring, where we apply the fundamentals learned through kata and kihon.
In each training session, all ranks usually train together for at least half of the period. Often, students are then divided into subgroups by rank, so instructors can help white and colored belt students build their basic skills while brown and black belts work on advanced techniques. We control the training environment so that all students can learn skills safely.