Belt Tying Lesson

Here is a video of Mr. Arthur explaining how to tie your uniform and belt. The video is mirrored to make it easier to follow along. The Belt is tied in a square knot. If it’s your first try make sure that your ties have been properly secured, and that the left side of the…

New Partner!!

  Remember those words from class? We were either sparring, grappling, or training self-defenses with a classmate and your Sensei says: “YAME!!” ” COURTESY AND RESPECT.. THANK YOUR PARTNER.”  ” FIND A NEW PARTNER AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF IF NEED BE” “HAJIME!” And, every time we started with a new partner our strategy would need to…

Adult/Teen Tests

On top of the physical requirements in class, all students also have an academic requirement at each level. We suggest having a Karate Notebook at each class you attend for note-taking. We encourage everyone to ask questions for clarification if they don’t understand something or help with spelling. Some of the answers can also be…

Youth Tests

On top of the physical requirements in class, all students also have an academic requirement at each level. We suggest having a Karate Notebook at each class you attend for note-taking. We encourage everyone to ask questions for clarification if they don’t understand something or help with spelling. Some of the answers can also be…

Kai Zen Do

Constant improvement is a quality that embraces the spirit of Traditional Martial Arts. As an organization, it is the mission of the Kaizen Do to assist professional Martial Art schools in all facets of their operation. The collective knowledge of this organization in Karate, Tai Chi, Kobudo, Jujutsu, Pa Kua, self-defense tactics, and physical training…

Japanese Karate

The Zen Buddhist Monk Bodhirma is commonly considered the originator of the martial arts including karate. In the sixth century, he traveled across the Himalayan mountains from India arriving in Honan, province of China, where he began a monastery. Bodhidharma noted that although his disciples were strong mentally, they were weak physically, and were frequently…

Translations

GERI KICKS Mae Geri Front Kick Yoko Geri Side Kick Ushiro Geri Back Kick Mawashi Geri Roundhouse Kick Mikazuki Geri Crescent Kick Fumakomi Stomp Kick Kinsetsu Geri Joint Kick Mae Tobi Geri Flying Front Kick Yoko Tobi Geri Flying Side Kick Ashi Barai Foot Sweep Hiza Geri Knee Kick   MISCELLANEOUS Karate Do Empty Hand…

Our Style – GoJu Ryu Karate

Miyagi Chojun was born to a wealthy family in Naha, Okinawa on April 25, 1888. He began training in Karate at the age of 11, and soon was the personal disciple of Higashionna Sensei. Miyagi Chojun trained in Naha-te for many years under Higashionna Sensei. After the death of his Sensei, Miyagi Chojun turned to…