Itís simple! We are committed to excellence. We
enjoy genuine camaraderie and a family atmosphere. Thereís nothing
flashy about us like unnecessary patches. We let our skills and
results speak for themselves.
Our dojos are committed to a positive experience in traditional
Japanese Martial Arts. Many families have multiple members training in our dojo.
Our classes are taught with enthusiasm and sincerity. We have a martial art for
everyone. The level of respect, confidence and encouraging atmosphere is
evidenced immediately in observing a class.
Students are taught to be goal oriented. Positive
reinforcement insures training ethics. An inspirational attitude is
crucial in martial art training. It is important to teach with respect,
courage and understanding. Students are taught to reach their perceived
goals and then exceed them. Bit by bit, piece by piece the art is taught
so a student is always eager & hungry to learn more.
Martial Art Training is more than working out in
the gym, getting on a treadmill, shooting hoops with your buddies.
Karate, Aiki-Jitsu & Aikido are group personal training activities
where you learn not only to defend yourself but also build your
self-esteem and develop camaraderie with your peers. A martial artist
does not tire or bore easily, because there is always something
new to learn or perfect.
Classes for All Ages
Martial Arts are a must in building the confidence necessary for effective self-defense.
An hour drop-in self defense course CANNOT teach this. The techniques
take time to develop. However, students will quickly become reassured
about their ability to protect themselves. With regular practice this
faith in yourself will continue to grow. Perfection of technique
is a goal all students strive for, but it is something that only comes
with repeated practice. One must be willing to put in the time and hard
work to achieve his or her goals.
Brendan - Gold
Lana - Gold
Hayden - Silver
Victoria - Silver
Beth - Silver
Alex - Bronze
Neo - Bronze
Mitin - Bronze
Beth - Gold
Arthur - Gold
Victoria - Gold
Lana - Gold
Henry - Bronze
Brendan - Bronze
Kelly, Victoria - Gold
Jamieson - Gold
Neo - Gold
Arthur, Carter, Parth
Another strong performance by Massdojo students at Shotojuku tournament
May 19, 2013
Jamieson Dube - silver kata
Alex Forziati - gold kata / bronze kumite
Arushi Mittal - bronze kata / bronze kumite
Arthur Zhang - silver kumite
Congratulations to the participants of the 2013 US Open and Junior International Cup
Las Vegas, March 27-31 2013
JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL CUP
Neo Liu- gold kumite, silver kata
Hayden Sorli - gold kumite, bronze kata
Henry Liu - gold kumite
Neo Liu - bronze kumite
Hayden Sorli - gold kumite, silver team kumite
Henry Liu - bronze kumite, silver team kumite
Jamieson Dube - bronze kumite, bronze kata, silver team kumite
Beth Dube - bronze kumite, bronze kata
Congratulations to all the 2012 Massdojo US Nationals team
who competed in this year's USANKF USA Nationals and US Team Trials.
We received 7 gold medals, 9 silver and 19 bronze.
See the complete list here.
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Karate can also be described as a martial art, or fighting method, involving a variety
of techniques, including blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, and joint
manipulations. Karate practice is divided into three aspects: kihon (basics),
kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). The word karate is a combination
of two Japanese characters: kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand;
thus, karate means "empty hand." Adding the suffix "-do"
(pronounced "doe"), meaning "way," i.e., karate-do,
implies karate as a total way of life that goes wellbeyond the self-defense
applications. In traditional karate-do, we always keep in mind that the
true opponent is oneself.
Karate-do instills mutual respect, courage and other important life skills. This
is why many parents put their children in a martial art study at one time
or another. Karate will also assist children greatly with many sports.
(right) National Champion 2008!
"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is
not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy with out fighting is the highest skill."
"The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or
defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants."
- Gichin Funakoshi
Aiki-jitsu, Ju-jitsu and Judo
Aiki-jitsu is a general budosport, several aspects of different sport are combined
(such as ju-jitsu, karate, aikido). Although this sport is titled as 'self-defense'
it is more than that. Karate & Aiki-Jitsu will improve muscle tone,
endurance, flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, etc Most
importantly students are taught to achieve a balance between confidence
Aiki-jitsu is a Japanese martial arts system that was developed from the Samurai's
need for a way to defend themselves when unarmed.