Adult Karate

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Karate Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes in Long Beach (ages 13 and up)

Shorin Ryu Karate is a traditional form of self defense that combines blocks, punches, strikes, and kicks into an Okinawan fighting style. Shorin Ryu is so effective, it was used by warriors who served as bodyguards to the kings of Okinawa. Shorin Ryu Karate is a traditional martial art developed as a weaponless method of self defense. Karate students defend themselves against various attacks using basic principles such as blocks, parries, punches, open hand strikes, elbows, takedowns, and kicking techniques. Through the process of learning self defense techniques, our students develop strength and increase endurance. Our style of Shorin Ryu Karate is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts. Developed by Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura during the 1800s, Matsumura Orthodox, also known as Matsumura Seito Ha or Sukunai Hayashi, is a traditional style of Okinawan Karate. Shorin-ryu combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles Shuri-te and Tomari-te, two major regions in Okinawa.

Our Approach

You will practice your techniques with a partner and a Karate black belt instructor who will guide and assist you though the process of learning self defense. We group our students by rank, focusing you on the techniques that are appropriate for your skill level. Our adult Long Beach Karate class is designed for men and women ages 13 and up. Our Children's Jujitsu class is specifically designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12.

History

Founded in 1979, our Lakewood Budo Kai martial arts school has offered Jujitsu, Karate, and Women's Self Defense classes in the Long Beach area for over 30 years. Our school is lead by Jim Kelton, our head instructor and an eight degree black belt, who has over 40 years of martial arts training and experience.


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