Established in September of 1959 and has been in operation for 58 years.We train children, young adults, adults, the elderly, law enforcement, military active & retired, survivors of violent crimes, the blind, the deaf & handicap students. Our curriculum was formalized on January 15, 1956 and is documents and proven to be highly explosive and very effective. Isshinryu Karatedo was accepted by the United States Marine Corps in 1957 and has been a staple in the MCMAP program headed up by Col. Joe Shusko.
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30 days for free to work out together and see if there is a proper fit.
45 years of training in the Isshinryu curriculum under one Sensei, Ed McGrath known as the voice of karate.
Here you will learn Isshin Ryu, this comes from Okinawa brought home by our United States Marine Corps.
Lessons consist of breathing stretching cardio basics upper body & lower body. Kick Punch Combo's Ground Fighting Ippon Kumite (one step attacks) Jiyu Kumite (free style fighting) Empty Hand Kata Weapons Kata Sword Fighting is for advanced students only. You can learn with Wooden tools but not live blades.
Individual lessons with Vena Sensei are recommended to get started, however, it is a tool you can take advantage of as you grow.
Tuition is 125.00 per month
Kobudo lessons are 75.00 dollars per hour
Kobudo Lessons are 50.00 per half hour
Uniforms will vary in price based on quality, cropping & patches.
Once I became a student in 1972 my Sensei Ed McGrath saw I worked well with the children so he started grooming me to become his he'd kyu rank instructor. From there I went on to become his Dai Ichi and trusted partner at the dojo. Once Sensei transitioned to the realm of the ancestors I became the inheritor of his lineage line.
That lineage line is as follows, The Founder of Isshinryu Tatsuo Shimabuku Sensei, Don Nagle Sensei, Ed McGrath Sensei and then me.
Childern of all ages, young adults male & female, Adults, Law Enforcement, Military personnel, survivors of violent crimes, the Elderly
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