Visitors are always welcome to 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.
Our students train for a variety of
reasons. Some train for competition, some for fitness. All receive
the benefits of increased confidence, a greater sense of self
awareness and solid techniques for self-defense.
About Seito Shito-Ryu
Shito-ryu Karate is one of the four major Japanese karate styles.
The Five Principles of Seito Shito-ryu Karate:
- Shoshin wasureru nakare
Never forget the spirit of first beginning
- Reigi okotaru nakare
Never neglect courtesy and etiquette
- Doryuku okotaru nakare
Never neglect effort
- Joshin kakeru nakare
Never lose common sense
- Wa midasu nakare (Heiwa)
Keep harmony and peace in your daily living
Information provided by Shihan G. McGuinness
Life today is not so different from the time in which Karate evolved as a method of self preservation. There are many challenges, and they are not always predictable. Meeting and surviving the confrontations of today's world requires focus and concentration--the ability not to be influenced to our disadvantage. To ward off the negative and strengthen the positive requires that we have a strong core, that we know who we are and are capable of moving with certainty. Every aspect of Karate training is designed to develop self-awareness. Mastery of karate basics creates will and endurance. The instructor measures the student's karate by the development of these qualities. The underlying imperative of traditional karate instruction is to create a mindset capable of withstanding attack and prevailing against seemingly insurmountable odds -- living each day to our full potential.