Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu Karate Program
Isshin-Ryu ( translated means “one heart way”) is a style of Okinawan karate founded by Tatsuo Shimabuku that combines Shorin-ryu karate, Goju-ryu karate, and kobudo.
Our Adult Class meets three times a week and is as diverse a group of martial artists as you will find in any dojo. Younger or older, male or female, if you come work out with us, you will find someone in our class similar to you. Our class focuses on learning Okinawan karate and getting in shape in a Christian setting.
Our Kids class is a fast paced workout that is never the same twice. From giant games of dodgeball to line sparring, the goal of this class is to teach good Okinawan karate while having a good time. Our kids classes contains a variety of children and personalities ranging from ages 7 to 14 years old.
Traditional Okinawan Weapons:
Requirements for Joining the Advanced Weapons (Kobudo) Class:
Any student that has reached the rank of Go-Kyu (Green Belt) in Isshin-Ryu is welcome to come join us on Saturdays for the Kobudo class. Weapons taught include Bo, Jo, Sai, Tonfa, Tekko, Eku, Kama, Nunte-bo, Katana, and more!
Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu Active Black Belts
What is it to be a Black Belt at our dojo?
It takes an average student about 3 and a half years to get black belt in our dojo. Its not easy, and all students promoted here can attest to that. It requires dedication and at times, sacrifice, but I think we all would agree that the person you become is worth the effort.
When the obi is tied on, you become a part of our family. It really is a bond hard to describe to someone who has never taken karate. But getting your black belt is only your license to really start learning karate. It’s a the end of one journey and the beginning of an even better one.