Self-defense, mindfulness, wellness

We are currently offering private lessons for individuals or small groups based out of our private residence in Newburyport, MA. My family comprises my wife, 2 small boys and 2 dogs. We are caring and compassionate, both professionals, and are welcoming of everyone regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

Why learn traditional Okinawan Karate?

Modern combat styles are tailored toward MMA as a sport while advertising “realistic” experience and skills. This approach is dangerous. MMA is focused on joint locks, torque, and stress on the joints and body that is not sustainable over the lifetime. Furthermore, in a realistic scenario where you might need to defend yourself, landing on the ground is immensely dangerous – particularly if you are facing multiple attackers or a single attacker that is larger or stronger.

Traditional martial arts are different. Okinawan Karate is meant to be practiced over the course of your lifetime. As your body ages, your skills and experience remain relevant and what and how you practice can continue to evolve to promote healthy aging and general wellness. Traditional martial arts are defensive in nature and you’ll learn both how to avoid/deescalate conflict as well as how to properly respond to effectively protect yourself and loved ones in those rare, unavoidable circumstances when it is necessary. There is no first attack in karate.

What will you learn?

  • Self defense
  • Discipline
  • Respect
  • Courtesy
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • Humility
  • Strength and agility

How we teach

  • Self defense (all ages and genders)
  • Kata (forms)
  • Sparring
  • Body weight exercises and calisthenics
  • Stretching and flexibility
  • Special focus on women’s self defense