We teach a life- and family- protection art.
Why we teach using Kata as the basis:
As different organizations began to branch out, the division of karate created a change in original kata. Each individual Master taught the kata motion so it would emphasize his own concept of the kata meaning. This individualization created prejudice among the different groups of practitioners. By revealing the kata in its most basic form (without prejudice), Oyata-Sensei aspired to reveal the multitude of possible techniques that a single movement might be used for. A punch can be used as a block and a block can be used as a punch. A kick can be used as a block etc etc. etc... The bunkai (breaking down of kata motion) can be applied in many different ways dependent on the target and/or the position of the opponent. It makes the study of kata more complex as opposed to practicing a set way, which greatly reduces the value of the kata and your ability to protect yourself and you family.
The name of our organization, Ryukyu Kempo, is a generic term for Ancient Okinawa Fist. Prior to the founding of the different styles of Ryukyu Karate, all of karate was merely separated by the three major styles. Naha-Te, Shuri-Te and Tomari-te. The term Ryukyu Kempo encompasses all of the three original styles of Tode.
Beginner / Intermediate Adult Class: Tuesday and Thursday classes run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Advanced Adult Class: Tuesday and Thursday classes run from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.