Traditional Japanese Karate
There are four styles of Karate originally recognized by the licensing bodies in Japan, Shito-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, Wado- Ryu and Shotokan.
Sky Valley Karate teaches Seito Shito-ryu, the Shito-ryu style founded by Kenwa Mabuni, and passed to his son Kenzo Mabuni. Kenzo Mabuni is the 2nd "Soke" or Grand Master of Seito Shito-ryu, followed now by his daughter, 3rd Soke Tsukasa Mabuni.
As a member of Shito-ryu International Karate-do Kai, our school maintains a direct link to our Hombu Dojo in Osaka, Japan, and the roots of Shito-ryu.
Come by and watch us train.
Beginners are always welcome, and your first three classes are offered free of charge. It doesn't require any special equipment to give karate a try and experience it for yourself.
Karate in today's world.
The philosophical and practical aim of Traditional Karate is to bring the mind and body together as one. The benefits of this training are increased self-confidence, improved self-discipline, fitness, balance and coordination.
Some of our students train for competition, some for fitness, others for self-defense.
But karate is more than a study of self defense or sport.
Karate-do as expressed in Go Do Shin (five principles of Shito-Ryu) carries with it the basis for improving all aspects of our lives. Karate-do--the empty hand way--is a pathway to self knowledge.
Now Enrolling -- Call 425.404.0576 Signup includes Karate Gi* (training Uniform)
*Requires 6-month contract, with 1st and last months tuition at time of sign up.