Kempo Karate is our primary program and is taught 3 days per week. We take students as young as 8 years old, and as old as those who want to train.
The style of martial art we study is based in 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. Each level a new kata is studied and broken down into applications. In the beginning students are taught specific applications from the kata learned at their level. As a student progresses, they are encouraged to develop their own applications. This helps students think for themselves allowing them to make the kata and style their own.
Each rank level also includes the study of specific joint-locks, pressure points and other principles which are all interconnected with the kata, making this art very easy to learn. Also included are weapon based kata and techniques which are both traditional and practical for today.
Here are the kata that are contained in our base curriculum.
- Taikyoku Shodan – Nidan – Sandan
- Bassai (Old Temari Version)
- Baston Anyo Isa
- Kusanku (Bushi Matsumura Style)
- Hakutsuru Mei (White Crane)
Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6p to 7p. If you would like to join the class, please schedule yourself for a class.