Japanese Shotokan Karate
Our Purpose as a Martial Arts School in Las Vegas
As a martial arts school in Las Vegas, our goal is to teach an art called Shotokan Karate. We are a dedicated martial arts school that focuses on incorporating this art as a main base of our teaching. Sensei Lorenzo Sandoval and his team focuses on teaching an art that is based on Japanese Karate system that teaches self defense. It is a unique art that has many unique ways of teaching how to defend oneself and understanding how to use your body full capacity in order to get in our of offense and defense.
What is Shotokan Karate?
Shotokan Karate was a style created from a man named Gichin Funakoshi. It was an art that was created between 1880s-1950s. He was a a Karate master who dedicated his life in ensuring that he could teach martial arts to the betterment of society not just in fighting, but to teach his students to develop character and purpose in everyday life. There many reasons why Shotokan is a unique form of self defense that goes from Sensei to Sensei and from unique view points on how to art is taught. There are many ideas, beliefs and systems how Shotokan is taught, but here are the general practices of main points of how are art is broken down that the majority of practitioners have accepted as a whole. I will bullet point the main points of each study so you can understand how our Karate is taught at our martial arts school.
- KIHON : Basics
- KATA: Or ” Art” a series of movements to teach self defense
- KUMITE: Free Sparring or fighting and drilling from realstic reactive movements
- BUNKAI : The Application of movements
- SEIZA: Meditation and concentrating on the purpose of your life.
Other Additions in Our Curriculum
Since the head instructor has training in other arts and other influences, and the majority of Sensei Lorenzo training is trained in Las Vegas. Which happens to be the MMA capital of the world, Lorenzo has added other martial arts concepts on top of the Shotokan into our martial arts school. He believes no art is perfect, and truly believes good instruction, real tested training, and a comprehensive martial art that incorporates different components so people can train to defend themselves, must have a program that isn’t just one direction, but create martial artist that are capable an d transitioning into other forms of disciplines. These although not original to Japanese Karate are a huge benefit to teach our members to defend themselves and also teach life skills.
- American Karate: American Martial arts has greatly influenced many arts that combine boxing, kickboxing etc.
- Boxing: Certain strikes and stances should be a basic component of learning how to strike with hands.
- Taekwondo Kicking: TKD is a Korean art was developed. AMA teaches basic concepts of kicking that have some influences of TKD to teach quick kicking, angled, and other important ideals that help develop this skill.
- Sport Karate: WKF Style fighting, this form of fighting is explosive and responsive to quick properly timed techniques and footwork. This type of fighting is taught to teach students the value of hitting the opponent at the right moment.
- Hyper Martial Arts: This is a new age martial arts that teaches dynamic athletic training to develop the martial athlete.
- Weapons: Weapons from nun chucks, bo staff, and Kama, teach hand and eye coordination to
- help better improve a students training.
- In Shotokan Karate these are the major concepts that are a huge component of our art. As these build into the fundamental building art that makes us a compressive program into our system.