What You Will Learn
From confidence and self-discipline to strength and flexibility, karate offers
many benefits that can help you and your family be your best both in and out of the dojo.
Discover the Benefits
Each new belt earned represents a new set of challenges to meet and exceed. As even the shyest students move closer to their ultimate goal of earning their black belt they cultivate a positive self-image and develop an increasing level of confidence, helping them meet and overcome challenges outside the dojo.
As students of Kushindokai you and your family will learn to develop self-discipline, an important life skill needed for success, through the structured training and practice of the Martial Arts.
Focus and Control
Whether you are learning a new self-defense technique or your next kata, practicing for the big tournament or having fun sparring, each aspect of the martial arts will help you gain focus and self-control as you learn to channel your energy towards your goals and improving one step at a time.
Courtesy and Respect
The foundation of karate is learning to show yourself and others respect. At Kushindokai we believe in teaching a code of ethics that develops courteous, well-rounded students.
Health and Fitness
Get active and improve your fitness. Karate is a full body training discipline that helps to improve strength, flexibility, stamina and endurance, and overall well-being.
While training at Kushindokai, students begin by learning kihon (basic techniques such as blocks, punches, and kicks) and kata (forms that combine techniques together) and move right up to advanced techniques and kata as they progress through the belt ranks.
We also teach basic to advanced level step-sparring, and grappling aspects such as break falls, and take downs. We also offer kumite (sparring) classes for yellow belts and up, and kobudo (weapons) instruction for green belts and higher.
Our belt system at Kushindokai is straightforward and easy to understand. Without any extra grading or belt fees, progression through the ranks is dependent on the work each individual puts in on the dojo floor and the attitude they bring to class.
We also use a stripe system that allows each student to see and celebrate their progress as they move through each belt. Once a student has mastered a kata they receive a stripe that shows they have become proficient enough to move on to learn the next kata.
The order of our belts: White, Junior Yellow (for kids), Yellow, Orange, Red (for kids), Green, Purple (for kids), Blue, Brown, 2nd Brown, Shodan (Black)