Classes & Programs
Real Training For Real People Living In The Real World
(This Is Not Your Typical Kid's Tae Kwon Do Class!)
- Classes & Programs
- General Information
- Private & Semi-Private Classes by Appointment Only!
- Adults Classes Only - Sorry, no kid's classes available.
- Low Teacher to Student Ratio!
- Private: 1:1
- Semi-Private: 1:2, 1:3 maximum
- No Long Term Contracts!
- Choice of 1 or 4 class sessions.
- 1 Class per Week
- 1 or 1.5 Hour Classes.
- Flexible Class Schedules, based on availability.
- Curriculum addresses all 3 ranges of empty hand combat:
- Kickboxing Range (Standing Striking)
- Trapping Range (Standing Grabbing)
- Grappling Range (Ground)
- Progressive curriculum; each class builds on the previous skills learned.
- Individualized & Specialzed Lesson Plans for each student.
- Teaching Philosophy
- Isshin-Ryu Karate will remain the core art but also integrate the
best elements from other arts (BJJ, JKD, etc.)
"Absorb what is useful,
Add specifically your own,
And discard the rest."
-- Bruce Lee
- Teach smaller classes, focusing on quality not quantity.
- Teach a self defense oriented curriculum - not tournament or sport oriented.
- When the fight goes to the ground, the objective is to get back to your feet as soon as possible.
- Develop the curriculum based on teaching fewer techniques per level using spaced repetition and consistent review allowing the student to retain and master the techniques faster.
"Don't fear the man that has done 10,000 techniques One time,
Fear the man that has done One technique 10,000 times."
- FAQs (Fequently Asked Questions) -- More Information Coming Soon!
- Special Offers -- More Information Coming Soon!
There Was a Time...
by Master Tim Boykin
There was a time when students approached masters and were accepted on the basis of their desire and tenacity. The master would accept students, one at a time, to be taught over a lifetime. Because the history of the system was to be handed down (verbally and demonstrated physically) by the chosen student, the master taught not only the striking, kicking, kata and kumite, but the values of an honorable life.
There was a time when students studied one kata for five years, learning the intricacies of bunkai, mechanics, physics, pressure points, breathing and striking, without questioning the repetition. There was a time when rank and knowledge were points along your life¡¯s journey to perfect the martial arts. And since life is a journey, not a destination, there was no rush to perfect, just a need to persevere. There was a time when karateka lived the martial way with no hidden agenda. This time should be now. There was a time when rank was obtained because of ability and desire, not politics and longevity. This time should be now.
There was a time when the greatest accomplishment was not a trophy, but the praise obtained from your sensei for a well-performed kata. There was a time when your greatest asset was your reputation; when honor was held above all things except loyalty; when rank was carried in your heart, not around your waist; when the greatest honor was to be bested by your student. There was a time when you evaluated yourself not on your strengths, but on how well you improved upon your weaknesses.
This time should be now. And there is a time when one earns the honor not to merely be called an instructor, teacher, warrior or competitor, but to be called Sensei. This is the time for which to strive.