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Conway Karate offers several training programs:




Isshinryu Karate

 Training of: Stances, Blocks, Kicks, Strikes, Self-Defense, and Basic Life Skills. Isshinryu is a form of Okinawan karate emphasizing extremely effective techniques that are practical for anyone of any size and age to learn.




Traditional Samurai Sword Training


Sword training revolves around our structure of "Gorin Goho Gogyo" (five equally balanced interweaving rings that symbolize the five major methods of technical study). This includes: Suburi (sword swinging drills), Tanrengata (solo forms), Battoho (combative drawing methods), Tachiuchi (pre-arranged sparring) and Tameshigiri/Shizan (cutting straw and bamboo targets). Students typically train using a bokuto (wooden sword), and later advance to training with iaito (or mogito, non-sharpened sword) and finally shinken, or 'live blade'. At more advanced levels, the student begins to test their acquired skills through test cutting practice on tatami omote makiwara (rolled up tatami mats, previously soaked in water), and eventually Nihondake or Mosodake (Japanese or Chinese bamboo).


While Shinkendo requires rigorous physical training, depth of coordination, and intense focus, one of the most important aspects of Shinkendo is the emphasis on spiritual forging, which inspires "Bushi Damashii" (the samurai/ warrior spirit), a quality that we feel is as relevant now as it was hundreds of years ago. Proper practice of Shinkendo should provide one with not only a strong body and mind, but also a calm, clear and focused spirit.



Akibujutsu Aikido

The art of Aikibujutsu stems from the battlefields of ancient Japan, and has been preserved widely through the efforts of the Daito Ryu tradition. Aikido is derived from Daito Ryu Aikibujutsu, and is characteristically identified by its use of flowing circular movements that blend with attacks, enabling the defender to effectively control the opponent. Unlike Aikido, which are purely methods of self defense, Edo Torimonojutsu are earlier methods of taking the initiative, using controlling and arresting techniques as taught to Japanese police. All three methods are taught together, and employ throws, joint locks and off-balancing techniques to subdue or throw an opponent.


Training Options
You decide how you approach your training. Once you decide, we provide you with expert training and encouragement.


Did You Know?
Did you know that our training programs incorporate excellent aerobic workouts with most training sessions? Not only do you work toward your training goals but you will enhance your fitness level also.














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