Ft Davis Isshinryu Karate Club
Fort Davis Recreation Center 1400 41st St., SE Washington, DC 20019,
We teach Isshinryu karate to teenagers and adults. Our goal is to teach the art and the esteemed code of conduct that goes along with it. We also welcome other styles to train with us and experience the Isshinryu difference. The Isshinryu style is a combat style and is known for its strong fighters. We also teach weapons which include Bo, Sai and tonfa. We have Black belts who have more than 20 years of experience and who are members of Isshinryu World Karate Association (IWKA) , Hovey’s Kan Dojo Association (IOTKA) and Okinawan Isshinryu Karate Association (OIKA).
Isshinryu Katas differs slightly by Organization. The IWKA, Isshinryu Brotherhood (IB) and OIKA all show some differences in their Katas. Even people who claim to follow these organizations do not always practice the same things. It really is not that important for personal development. The basic foundation and principles are the things, which need to be learned.
“Sometimes when you search for the spotlight only your dark side is illuminated”
I come to you with only Karate – Empty Hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate – my empty hands.
Code of Isshinryu
1.A person’s heart is the same as heaven and earth.
2.The Blood Circulating is similar to the moon and the sun.
3.A manner of drinking and spitting is either hard or soft.
4.A person’s unbalance is the same as a weight.
5.The body should be able to change direction at any time.
6.The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.
7.The eye must see all sides.
8.The ear must listen in all directions.
FT Davis Class
first 2 classes are free
Modified formal Drills
Focuses on sparing/sparing drills
and Self defense