Karate means “empty hand” and refers to the empty hand civil defense arts that originated in China and Okinawa. The style of karate that we teach is called San Sai Ryu, “three element tradition,” and is a synthesis of koryu bujutsu–“old style martial arts,” traditional karate, and traditional taekwondo.

Technique is essential in any martial art, but a student who learns only technique is not a true martial artist. To become a true martial artist the student must develop certain ideals. These ideals; physical―meaning body or technique, mental―meaning mind or heart, and spiritual―meaning inner energy or spirit, when combined as one, are the essence of Budo, “martial way.”

Physically our system helps to develop and maintain six specific areas of the body: strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Mentally our system helps improve focus and concentration, clarifies thinking, increases awareness, and helps to develop emotional maturity.

Spiritually our training stresses the Seven Virtues: Honor, Loyalty, Self-Discipline, Integrity, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Indomitable Spirit.

You will discover that through training you will develop an all around “I can” attitude. A strong mind, a healthy body, a high moral character, and an ability to defend oneself are our goals.