Today we honor all the men and women who have served our great country. Joe Roberts is an example of enourmous stamina, high hopes and loyalty to our American dream. He is a third degree blackbelt in Shorin-Ryu Karate and has the respect of everyone who knows him. We knew him when he was a […]Read more
Have you ever wanted to do karate but never thought you had the time or the money?
Welcome to the Merritt Island Okinawan Karate School. Are you curious about learning a classical and traditional Okinawan karate style? Then come visit our dojo. We are the kinder gentler karate school. Perfect for families, children or anyone who wants better health and stamina. The classes are small and personal with private assistance available. You can expect a safe experience and to learn all this and more:
- 19 Shorin-Ryu Kata
- Injury Free No Contact Training
- Bo Kata
- Safe & Vigorous Workout
- Mind Body Discipline
Who can take a karate class?
- If you can sit on the floor and then stand up...
- If you can walk...
- If you can make a tight fist...
- If you are free spirited and willing to learn something new!
Today our 10 AM karate class enjoyed a workout at Jetty Park. This photo was taken by me, Sensei Judy. On a day of “edge of your seat who is going to win this election”? The three of us enjoyed sun, sand, beach shadows, meditation and of course kata, kata, kata! The ride in the […]Read more
Every Tuesday our 10AM class gets out “in the field”! We meet in parks all over central Florida. Yesterday we were at Jetty Park and a photographer for Good Housekeeping on a local assignment, asked if he could take our picture. We are always delighted to oblige! Arigato, (thank you) Sensei Judy We offer 6 […]Read more
Four beginner students tested Thursday night, ranging in age 7, 11, 12 and 30. Two male and two females. plus. Like a piano recital, parents and friends are always welcome. Testing for one green tip is an important step on the way to Blackbelt. The student is asked to show respect by following the structure of […]Read more
This is a photo of two white belts. One just started and one has been with us since end of May. Nice to have the enthusiasm and willingness to learn that white belt brings. It takes at least 100 (more or less) brand new white belts to get just one to reach the coveted black belt level in Shorin-Ryu. They […]Read more
Thursday, August 25th was our 2016 Karate Water Olympics. The event lasted aprox. one hour. First the children. Brody took 1st place and won a $10 certificate towards Dairy Queen treats and Jacqueline won 2nd place, an American Flag patch. The Adults after endless rounds of basics, cross decks, partner exercises, kata and finally the most difficult of all “The […]Read more
This week we host the Okinawan Karate Dojo 2016 Water Olympics, here in our Karate School at 1755 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island. The entire event is conducted with the intention to have fun, improve balance and in the process learn something. A former winner, Emily Bennet is striking a yoga pose! This year there […]Read more
Two Shorin-Ryu Museum Fund scholarships were awarded this year. We were happy to serve the community in this way for the last ten years. This is our final year. We awarded $3,000 to each of these outstanding High School seniors. One from Melbourne and one from Merritt Island.Read more
We prepared for this event for over two weeks. Taking 10 minutes or so from class time to answer questions and even do a mock history Bee with small prises. What fun to finally enjoy the event.. Two black belts asking questions that were drawn from a bowl. Some answers had to be memorized answers […]Read more
Karate History Bee tonight. We have been rehearsing for this, taking about 10 minutes of class time last week and this week. Students were asked to memorize the answers to 25 questions and that gives them a shot at a trophy. To find 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place they have to answer questions not on […]Read more