Training at Tallahassee Karate Club is non-competition oriented, and includes a mix of basic techniques (Kihon), forms (Kata), and self-defense applications (Kumite). Classes are held on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM. Prospective students are always welcome co come try a class. Please contact Sensei Lucas to discuss training interests. There are no dedicated Children's karate classes scheduled at this time.
Sensei Lucas has studied Shorin Ryu Karate and okinawan Kobudo since 1982. He is a Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Okinawa Karate-Do Shorin Ryu Kishaba Juku and trained with both Sensei Paris Janos and Sensei Steve Harless. Sensei Janos and Harless are both senior American students of the late Sensei Chokei Kishaba and Sensei Katsuhiko Shinzato (current Kishaba Juku head) of Okinawa, Japan.
Kishaba Juku is the product of a lifetime of Karate research and diligent training practice of Chokei Kishaba Sensei, a student of Shorin Ryu Karate masters Seigi Nakamura, Hohan Soken, and Shoshin Nagamine. Kishaba Sensei developed methods of karate training that focus on using body dynamics to more effectively generate power in Karate forms and techniques and enable natural and free movement for effective self defense applications. Kishaba Sensei's method's continue to be taught and advanced today through the diligent efforts of Professor Katsuhiko Shinzato Sensei of Okinawa and Kishaba Juku senior students around the world.
The Kata (forms) of Kishaba Juku are derived from Matsubayashi Ryu, but vary in performance and usage.
The word "Juku" means study group or private class, and Kishaba Juku is true to this meaning. Clubs and schools instructing in Kishaba Juku methods are typically small and the training is very personal and non-commercial.
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