Thaxton Martial Arts teaches the
created by Master Tatsuo Shimabuku
of Okinawa, and taught to the U.S.
Marines Corp. Our form of Isshin-ryu
The Thaxton Martial Arts dojo is a culturally diverse family. Our students come from various ethnic backgrounds, are male and female, children and adult. Currently, our students range in age starting as young as six years of age through the late fifties. Depending on the maturity of the student, we accept students from age six through senior citizen.
Thaxton Martial Arts offers experienced instructors with 14 years experience in the art of Isshinryu Karate. Our black-belts have also cross -trained in other arts such Shotokan Karate and Kick Boxing, and literally have taught thousands of students through the years.
Training: Isshinryu Karate, Martial Arts, Self Defense, Sparring, Kumite, Weapons, Tuite, Pressure-Point Manipulation, Pain Compliance, Exercise
New classes are starting in July and September. We accept students from age 7 through senior citizen. This is a belt-ranked program in Isshin-ryu Karate where you learn the following disciplines.
1. Techniques and applications in blocking, punching, striking, kicking and stance,
2. Mechanics and principles behind proper technique, balance, power, energetics and movement,
3. Various Isshin-ryu katas (formal exercises) that teach self defense principles in movement.
4. Various Isshin-ryu weapons katas (formal exercises) that teach self defense using bo staff, sai and sword.
5. Sparring, also known as kumite, with other students in controlled matches,
6. And last, various applications and principles in self-defense, knife defense and pain compliance using pressure point and joint manipulation.
Tuition costs are $45 per month, plus a one-time $85 registration fee. Call 908-444-0805 to register! Increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and health. Reduce stress. Drop pounds. Increase your safety.
Kata (Open Hand & Weapons) - May 1st, 2014 marks the start of our 8-week kata training classes. Kata is the official exercise of the martial arts. It teaching movement, application of martial art technique, balance, timings and self-defense through its movements. During this course we will teach the Isshin-ryu open-hand and weapon katas. We will also decipher some of the meanings of these katas to show various self-defense, joint and pressure point attacks contained therein. This is an excellent course for those wanting to broaden their system of exercise and foundation in the martial arts. We also offer private lessons and physical condition training. The cost of private lessons is $20/hr. Call 908-444-0805 to register!
Tournament News- Congratulations to our students who recently competed in the KSK Karate Youth Challenge Tournament at South Plainfield Middle School, South Plainfield, NJ on June 14th, 2014. In particular, Matthew Calora took 1st in kata and weapons in the black-belt division. Also, Samir Parwani took 3rd in sparrning. We are also proud to mention Julian Brillion, Kush Patel, Shiv Sharma and Thein Tran competed. The dojo is very proud of all of you, and the example that you set! Oosh!
We will next compete at the Don Nagles AOKA World Open Karate Championship Tournament on Saturday September 20th, 2014 at the Marist High School, Bayonne, NJ. Come cheer us and the other competitors on!
Belt Promotion News- Congratulations to Kamini Patel on her new promotion to black-belt. Kamini tested on June 17th and showed incredible spirit. We are all so proud of you!
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