Karate is an Japanese/Okinawan martial art using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows. It was formalized in Okinawa in the 17th century and popularized via Japan after about 1920. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a colored belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training. Here at the Technician Dojo, we offer three different styles of Karate to our students:
- Ryu-Saiichi-Do Karate - Realistic, functional and built for everyone! Ryu-Saiichi-Do is the perfect blend of traditional and modern martial arts with a diverse curriculum featuring practical self defense built upon the strong foundation of classical training and conditioning. Founded in 1999 by Kaiso Steven Hatfield.
- Wae Kune Do Karate - One of the root arts of RSD, Wae Kune Do is a unique karate system with a long history in the Tri-State Area. Wae Kune Do is compatible for both self defense training and competition, giving you a variety of tools for your arsenal. Founded in 1969 by Grandmaster Clarence West.
- Meibukan Goju Ryu Karate - A traditional style of karate with a strong connection to Okinawa. The Technician Dojo is the only school in Ohio (and 1 of only 6 in the USA) to be certified directly by the International Meibukan Headquarters in Naha City, Okinawa, directly under Yagi Meitatsu.