This is an Adult (16+) Life Protection Arts School that descended from the teachings of Taika Seiyu Oyata. He did not call his art a 'Martial Art' as he believed what he taught was not about war, but saving the lives of yourself, family and friends. The instructors/owners of the school trained with Taika for 24-34 years respectively, till the time of his death in 2012. We stay true to the teachings and philosophies of Taika Seiyu Oyata, continuing to carry the torch as he gave it to us.
Taika Seiyu Oyata received his initial training from two instructors; one Chinese, one Okinawan. Thus, this is a hybrid. Though it is commonly associated and linked to Karate, it has a much more fluid basis than most forms.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Take each student through a core set of skills based upon that particular students abilities and interests.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Two instructors have 30-40 years respectively teaching in the arts as well as the site owner has 27 years of police experience and instructing at two separate Police Academies.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Standard prices as of June 2020 is $30 per month. If students can only train periodically, they may pay a pre-arranged fee per class.
How did you get started teaching?
The two instructors gradually took over their instructor's dojo in the mid 1990's and Lee Richards began teaching at the Regional Police Academy at that time taking part it instructional development programs.
What types of students have you worked with?
We typically only teach students 16 and over, though we have taught younger students depending on their maturity levels which would be based on a trial period. We have also trained with 'legally blind' students in the past.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Visit schools and see if the mentality of the instructor(s) agrees with yours.