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The Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do of Raleigh was established to bring quality, traditional Okinawan karate and kobudo (weapons training) to the Triangle area. Students of all ages are welcome, from children to adults. Our program guides students to achieve their martial arts goals, whether competing on the local, regional, or national level, developing self-defense techniques, improving physical fitness, or higher belt ranks.
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There is more to studying martial arts than kicking and punching. At the Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do of Raleigh we guide our students to
Sensei Brian Bulow, owner and chief instructor is a certified instructor in the Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Association. He has over 20 years of martial arts experience. Class sizes are limited to ensure the best instructor/student ratio. Sessions are structured, and students receive feedback at the end of every class.
Each class is comprised of three core components:
Kata are important to the study of karate. They are prearranged sequences of movements that demonstrate kicking, punching, blocking, etc. As students work on kata, they develop concentration, coordination, and effective punches, blocks, and kicks.
The combination of the three core components, with consistent feedback from the instructor, help build self-esteem, confidence, character, and discipline. Students become eligible for higher ranks based on their attendance, progress in kata and drills, and satisfactory performance in their academic education. Students are tested every four months.
Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Tiny Tots from 5:30 - 6:00). Sparring and weapons classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the same time as regular classes. Saturdays are reserved for black belt workouts, tournament preparation, and tests. Students are grouped by age and skill level.