American Karate is a modern self-defense system that evolved from the kickboxing ring. The primary “fighting” stance is similar to a boxing stance except that it is a little less forward with the knees a little less bent. Rather than focusing on single hard blocks, strikes, and kicks, American karate integrates quick fluid blocks, strikes, and kicks. To add to the self-defense value of our program we incorporate a limited amount of Shin Shin Ju-Jitsu in the form of throws, falls, chokes, joint locks, and takedowns. This grappling work coupled with a mobile and fluid striking and kicking art makes for an extremely complete self-defense system. The striking and kicking portion of this system also converts readily to both point competition and to full contact kickboxing.
Midori Yama Karate
Midori Yama Karate is a Shotokan derivative karate system with forms similar to the Heian katas of Japanese Karate. Midori Yama focuses on the strong stances, blocks, and strikes delivered with power. This portion of the curriculum is designed to teach discipline and focus while keeping the traditional system intact. We incorporate a limited amount of Okinawan Kobudo (weapons) training with the Midori Yama system. The over all result is that our students are very well educated from both fighting and traditional standpoints.
Kickboxing, Grappling, and MMA
Master’s training offers additional training in Kickboxing, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA. We rotate through six month cycles in which we cover the fundamentals of each system. Masters also provides a venue for additional training in Okinawan Kobudo.