We are a traditional Japanese Goju Ryu Karate school. Skills are developed through a series of drills and exercises designed to improve strength, speed, balance, coordination, flexibility and timing.
These skills are broken down into the following categories:
-Kihon or Basics: our building blocks of karate
-Ido Movement: hand and footwork
-Kata Forms: traditional patterns of movement
-Kumite or Sparring: pre-arranged, sport and combat fighting
-Bunkai: the practical application of kata
Our Tigers and Dragons programs (for ages 3-4 and 6-7) breaks down the techniques in a fast paced and fun atmosphere, while building on the skills needed to succeed in school. Students work on listening and teamwork in a marital arts based environment. In our kids class, we expand on and go through skills in greater detail and start kata work. All classes have a strong emphasis on self defence as well as bully awareness with our younger students.