Kimura Shukokai Karate
Sensei Gavin Armstrong, 6th Dan, invites you to join us in our Tenafly dojo where you can learn the art of Karate-do as perfected by Shihan Shigeru Kimura, 9th Dan.
Sensei Gavin taught classes under Shihan Kimura for many years and developed a mastery of his style to a degree that few in this country had attained before Kimura’s untimely death in 1995. Sensei Armstrong continues the tradition of this strong and effective martial arts style that has been recognized around the world and is practiced in over twenty countries.
Please join us in our beautiful dojo and become part of the Kimura Shukokai Family! Be sure to download a copy of the Karate Dojo Etiquette from below.
The Kimura Philosophy
The Kimura Philosophy of teaching the art of Shukokai is based on a series of stages which plan for and follow a student’s physical and spiritual progress during their development.
FRUSTRATION sends people searching for a new way to deal with the challenges of their lives. Whether it is a child who needs discipline and motivation or an adult who lacks focus, they come to Shukokai seeking a new perspective: a different way of looking at the world. Training here not only offers an entirely new way to make your body work for you, it presents a unique way to change your outlook as well, to overcome the frustration that might be keeping you stagnant in other areas of your life.
GOALS must be set to help end frustration. Setting goals recognizes a desire to improve oneself. They should be high enough to challenge, but at the same time be within reach. Shukokai provides the perfect balance of physical and mental challenge, as well as a series of goals that are attainable through hard work and discipline.
The proper PLAN toward these Goals is essential. A proven, well-rounded system of training is the foundation of all instruction at Tenafly Shukokai Karate.
Through WORK, ACTION and PROGRESS one truly begins to see and feel the benefits of Shukokai training, and those around you will notice a difference as well. The results of the sweat and effort become clear: the child will begin to show respect, exhibit discipline and display an increase in motivation. The adult will begin to gain control and focus energy responsibly.
At this stage, the most important benefit of Shukokai is achieved: SELF CONFIDENCE. Not just in Karate…but in all areas of your life as well. You’ll possess the skills to be confident, the power to be effective and the wisdom to do what is right.
This is what the student has worked for: SUCCESS. But the journey is far from over. New goals will be set, new plans will be made, and continued work, action and progress will lead to greater success.Start your training today, and learn how Shukokai will make a positive difference in your life: it will never be the same.
Karate Dojo Etiquette
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Adult Karate Schedule
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Kids Karate Schedule
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