At American Sports Karate our main emphasis is teaching the art of Self Defense through a proven system of traditional Japanese karate. The system we specialize in is Wado Karate under the umbrella of the Wado International Karate Federation.
Here at A.S.K. we use a very simple belt and rank system that allows the participant to set short term goals as their training evolves. As an A.S.K. karate student, one will be able to progress as quickly as they desire or move at their own pace.
Karate students will quickly become proficient with all striking techniques to include a range of punches, kicks, blocks, stances, and body movements associated with Wado Karate. As a student, you will be taught how to apply these techniques correctly and confidently in real world self defense situations.
You will also learn and practice traditional kata which is the art form of Wado Karate. These katas are the backbone of traditional karate and will be taught just how they are practiced and executed world wide. Once you learn and perfect these katas, you will be able to practice and perform them with confidence all over the world.
Kumite or sparring practice (a.k.a. controlled fighting) is where all of your training will come together as you practice applying these techniques against other students in class. Kumite or sparring practice will be done in a very controlled environment with full safety gear under the watchful eye of trained professionals.
Let’s not forget fitness and body conditioning. Every program at A.S.K., but our karate program especially, is designed to get you in the best shape of your life. Many of our instructors are trained health professionals that have years of experience in making sure that students reach and exceed whatever fitness goals they wish to achieve.