Our martial arts style is Nido Shubi Ryu Karate-do
Nido Shubi Ryu Karate-do is an American “Blended” Martial Art system. The techniques taught in this system are extensively based on the experience of Founder Shidoshi Geoffrey R. Spohn and Sozoku-nin (Inheritor) Robert Walker. Within the curriculum you will find the following disciplines represented; Traditional Karate (Shotokan / Shorin Ryu / Okinawan Goju / Kyokushin), Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, and Ninjutsu.
We use the term Blended Martial Art instead of Mixed Martial Art intentionally. Most mixed martial arts focus on the growth of a fighter and in-ring ability rather than the growth of the individual. While we want our students to be able to competently and effectively defend themselves, we also want to see them grow mentally and ethically as well.
The principles of Nido Shubi Ryu mirror that of the philosophy for Shotokan founder Gichin Funakoshi; who said “The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but rather in the perfection of the character of its participant.”
Students who train in Martial Arts experience improvements in:
- Grades in school
- Respect for others
- Athletic performance in other sports
- Skills to deal with bullies
- Environmental awareness to avoid dangerous situations
Age specific programs are an essential part of our system. (Age start at 5 years old)