"Karate ni sente nashi."
(There is no first strike in Karate.)
- Gichin Funakoshi Sensei
Good Habits | Good Life
Research indicates that boys who train in martial arts are less aggressive and more likely to help someone who is being bullied.
Karate instills lifelong habits of respect and self-discipline that translate into better grades and improved well-being.
Success Inspires Success
Nothing beats the feeling of tying on a black belt for the first time.
Our purpose-driven lifestyle, positive encouragement, and strong self defense training gives you the drive to succeed and the tools to meet any challenge.
Healthy Body | Healthy Mind
Studies show that martial arts improves brain cognition as well as mental and physical health.
Karate-do is more than a fitness regime. The physical and mental challenges of Karate forges strong bodies and sharp minds, while our philosophy of peace brings serenity.
Karate was born in Okinawa of the common people's need to protect themselves.
We train as they trained - growing together in the spirit of cooperation, living the principles of Respect, Humility, Patience, Perseverance, and Self-Control.
Seishin Shugyo - Polishing the spirit by polishing technique.
Traditional Okinawan Karate is appropriate for people of any age. You don't need to be young to start. You don't have to quit when you're old.
The journey begins at white belt, but it doesn't end at black. Some say it begins anew.
But no matter where it begins, it begins with the first step.
Schedule a free, 20-minute Introduction to Karate class to get a feel for what we do. If you like it, you can stay for the regular karate class that follows.
Tie on your white belt and we'll get started.
Beginner Karate teaches basics - moving, punching, blocking, kicking, basic self-defense, strength and flexibility - while establishing a strong foundation of respect and discipline.
Competitive Kata and Kumite (sparring) is preparation for competition in local, regional, and maybe even national tournaments! You may upgrade your enrollment at any time after becoming a green belt.
The Ultimate Karate+Fit Black Belt path is like a double-major in karate. You get sparring and weapons training, plus access to kickboxing and yoga to further enhance your fitness level.
Ultimate Karate+Fit requires a deep commitment to earning your black belt, and maybe even becoming an instructor yourself.
Karate requires a long-term commitment to regular training. If you are interested in joining, drop us a line, give us a call, or stop by before or after class to discuss enrollment options for your and your family.
Karate+Fit is an official dojo of
Okinawa Matsusokan Dento Karate Kyokai.
Matsusokan members can travel to Okinawa to train with O'Sensei Takaya Yabiku.
Karate+Fit's chief instructor is
Sensei Jeff Crook,
yondan (4th degree).
Maybe you're thinking about starting back. If so, you may not have to begin at white belt.
Click below to schedule a free rank evaluation conference to explore your options.