Seibukan Karate Do
Little Warriors Karate
Mixed Padded Weapons
The Seibukan School was founded in 1963, by Sensei Zenryo Shimabukuro, in
Chatan Cho Okinawa where it is still in operation today. Sensei Shimabukuro
was the senior most student of famed Okinawan Master Chotoku Kyan having
trained under him, and only him, for 10 years. The classes and style have
carefully preserved the original teachings of the art, as taught to Sensei
Shimabukuro. With a focus on both speed and agility, Seibukan teaches a mix
of defense and attack.
Shorin Ryu is one of the four original Okinawan styles of karate. Shorin Ryu
makes use of hand techniques more than foot techniques and uses
predominately high stances. Traditional weapons are also practiced in this
martial art. We are neither classified as a “hard”
or “soft” style of Karate. We utilize both in our defensive techniques
stressing perfection of technique, speed, and avoidance with our defensive
philosophy of “Block and Counter” simultaneously called “Uke Kogeki”. This
beautiful yet effective style is brought to us through direct lineage to
these great teachers.
Aikido teaches the peaceful, non-violent resolution of
conflict by combining various self-defense techniques based on the
traditional Japanese sword, spear, daito-ryu aiki-jujitsu and other martial
arts. From the first moment of practice, the emphasis is on the integration
of mind, body and spirit. Since strength is not an essential element of
Aikido, muscles and bodybuilding are not necessary. It is an ideal martial
art for men, women and children of all ages and physical abilities.
Iaido is the art of drawing and cutting with a Japanese sword, or katana.
The origins of this martial art may be traced to mid-fourteenth century
Japan. There is no direct English translation for the term Iaido. The
Japanese words IRU, or being, AI, harmony, and DO, or
path, form the foundation of the expression. Put together, Iaido can be
translated as meaning the way of harmonious living, or the way of being here
and now. Iaido uses waza (forms) which demonstrate the proper techniques to
anticipate or deflect an opponent's attack, and then dispatch them.
Although Iaido is practiced with a sword, it is not a combative martial art,
or performed as a sport, such as Kendo. Rather, the Iaidoka (student of
Iaido) practices against an imaginary opponent, or in some cases, multiple
opponents. Since there is no physical opponent, strength is not necessary
to perform the kata correctly. Instead, precise, crisp movements are
combined with the mental focus needed to visualize your opponent. Done
properly, Iaido practitioners develop physical agility, enhanced
concentration, and the ability to find the balance between knowing when to
think, and when to act.
Uechi-Ryū (pronounced “way-chee-roo”) Karate-do is an Okinawan-style of karate.
The main focuses are perfecting simple and effective strikes and conditioning, or hardening,
the body for defense. More a self-preservation style than a sport style, Uechi-Ryū
avoids showy aerial kicking techniques. Its practitioners instead learn to target attackers’ vital
areas (kicks to the knees and legs) and withstand unblocked attacks (if necessary). Traditional,
disciplined Uechi-Ryū training improves the body, mind, and fighting
spirit of it practitioners.
instruction, your child is introduced to basic, yet simple, Karate
techniques. This is done through various games and exercises that hold their
attention while encouraging and challenging them as they develop skills in
balance, hand-eye coordination, self-control and teamwork. Respect for
others is emphasized and a belt ranking system is used that promotes
positive behavior and encourages self-achievement through attainable goals.
Two instructors run each class. Class size is also kept small to insure a more
Padded Weapons classes are a fast-paced class that utilizes
padded-weapons in a safe-platform to instruct weaponry and sword
Swords, Escrima Sticks,
Nunchaku and Staffs are among the padded weapons that are used in this
Martial Arts training. Students may choose their weapon and challenge a
fellow student to a fast pace 2 minute “point sparring” match.
As with any sport, safety is our first priory. All students are required to
wear safety gear. There is no exception to this rule.
weapons are designed to allow users to spar easily and train at 100 percent
of their strength and speed, without fear of injury, while capturing all
rigors of the full-contact sparring.No previous Martial Arts training is
necessary to take part in this class. The training during class is easily
picked up as class proceeds and it is great fun and exercise.