What to Expect from The Dojo
At Shorin-Bushido our experience and preference in martial arts
training is clearly inclined towards “classical” martial
arts with particular focus on developing a solid respect for ones
self, and others. Among our goals are to improve our lives through
the training we embrace and by balancing the body, mind and spirit.
We strive to train in an environment of peaceful seriousness with
What to Expect From The Teacher
Everyone will be treated with the respect afforded those who seek
a lifelong search for individual excellence through martial arts.
In addition, we try to approach martial arts training in such a
way that those who wish to learn do not have to be overly concerned
that they may be a little older then 21 years of age, so one does
not have to be the perfect physical specimen to train.
What We Expect From The Student
We prefer students to be 14 years and older in order to train in
a focused adult atmosphere, and we have had students that
were in their 50’s and 60’s. We work very hard to assist
those with physical limitations so that most everyone can gain an
education in beginninglife-defense skills and enjoy the rewards of training
in classical martial arts. Our class size is small to ensure the student's personal attention and progress.
Training fees are minimal, there are no contracts, testing fees,
or organizational dues. We work to find the best equipment at the
least prices so that students do not feel they are constantly paying
out money. We ask only that those who come to train bring their
full attention and a spirit of willingness to learn.
At Shorin-Bushido our focus is on teaching three distinctly different
martial arts that we have found to be particularly complementary
to one other. They are : Ki Shin Kai Aikido, Shorin-Ryu Karate
Aikido: "The Way of Harmony" is a Japanese
system of self defense developed from Jujitsu and Japanese sword
arts, blended together utilizing joint locks and throws to neutralize
Karate-Do: “Way of the Empty Hand” is one of Okinawa’s greatest treasures. Shorin-Ryu is a striking and jitsu system based on 80 percent speed and 20 percent strength that has stood the test of time and created some of history’s finest martial artist.
Kobudo: “Way of Weapons” Is the art of weapons as the Okinawan people knew them. For the most part farm tools and walking staffs used to defend ones self. Among them are the Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Kama, and Bo, and we also work with Jo and Bokken.