Shorei-Kan NYC Shorei-Kan

NYC Dojo: Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pearl Studios 500 8th Ave NYC

WHITESTONE Dojo: Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
150-42 11th Ave. Whitestone, NY 11357

Classes are led by Sensei Charles Bentz
All ages, genders & abilities are welcome!
First Class is Always Free!

Contact us today to find out more!
Dharuma Taiso / Warm Ups
Meditation
Stretching
Warm-Ups
Excercises
Breathing
Basic Techniques
Self Defense
Blocking
Punching
Kicking
Bag Work
Subjects / Based on Rank
Kata / Forms
Bunkai / Applied Forms
Kiso / Pre-Arranged Sparring
Kumite / Full-Contact Sparring
Kobudo / Weaponry

Shorei-Kan Goju Ryu Karate

Classes are set up to build discipline, strength, flexibility, confidence and overall fitness. The Shorei-Kan way honors tradition & respect, students are all treated and expected to act accordingly.

All classes begin with the Dharuma Taiso which prepares the mind and body for the class with stretching, meditiation & breathing excercises. The Dharuma Taiso incorporates the basic structure of all the Shorei-Kan moves so you are learning core techniques just by warming up!

Following the warm up the class proceeds to Basic Techique training with drills and general instruction. It will generally involve blocking, kicking, punching, rolling, self defense instruction and interaction with other class members while training. Higher level belts assist the Sensei during class by working with the lower belts in developing proper form and technique so you are always learning from someone with more experience. We place emphasis on perfecting harmonious style and technique.

Towards the end of the class we move into practicing Kata (forms) which grow more complex as you progress. Others may practice Bunkai (applied forms) and Kumite (full-contact sparring). Advanced students also practice Kobudo (weaponry) skills including Bo, Nunchaku, Tonfa and more.

As milestones are achieved, students are tested and upon passing, they will move up in the belt hierarchy which reflects their accomplishments and newly earned experience. We look forward to meeiting new Shorei-Kan Goju Ryu members and encourage those interested to come join us for a class!

Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!