Kempo Karate is our primary program with an entirely upgraded curriculum. Beginner’s classes are currently held 4 days a week with regular classes available 2 days a week. We currently take students as young as 9 years old (4th Grade), and as old as those who want to train.
The style of martial art we study is based on Okinawan Kempo. It incorporates strikes, joint-locks, and pressure points. This style is extensively kata-based, having most of our techniques and applications come straight out of the kata we study. Our focus is self awareness and self defense, not sport.
Just like our art, our curriculum is based around kata, which are choreographed patterns of self-defense movements. The kata is taught in small sections with the self-defense taught along side, in addition to pressure points which help enhance the techniques. As a student progresses in rank, they are encouraged to interpret the moves in kata to develop their own self-defense applications. This helps students think for themselves allowing them to make the kata and style their own.
Our curriculum is especially helpful to younger students. As a whole we focus on strengthening a student physically, mentally, and emotionally.
- Physical Self-Defense: This helps build a student’s focus, physical strength, hand/eye coordination, self-confidence, and self-control.
- Mental Self-Defense: The students becoming more aware of themselves and their surroundings
- Verbal Self-Defense: Physical fighting is sometimes not the answer. Through empathy and respect, non-violent discussions can also resolve conflict.
If you would like to join a class, please schedule yourself for a Free Orientation.