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…

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…

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…

How “Mizu No Kokoro” Can Improve My Training

“Mizu No Kokoro” means “A Mind Like Water”. It is a state of mind that is very similar to water. Flowing, reflective, and adaptive are only a few words that describe this state of mind. Let’s focus on these words, to help us understand how “mizu no kokoro” can help with my training. Flowing can…

Kata Competition Results

A ginormous THANK YOU to all those who submitted videos for our Kata Competition. All of you are winners for taking on this challenge and learning to the best of your ability. Without any further ado, We would like to announce the winners of the Kata Challenge… On Monday April 6 at 7pm live on…