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A Place for Deeper Training... Traditional Martial Arts, Cultural Classes and Mind Body Fitness

 

"Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something." -Morihei Ueshiba

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We are a NO contract school! Ongoing dues are paid monthly (with discounts for additional family members and quarterly advance payments). We offer classes in the evenings and on weekends.

You are welcome to come visit. Try your first class for FREE!

Safe: There is no combative element. We do not hit each other.

Healthy: The exercise is a steady aerobic workout. Suppleness and posture are particularly emphasized.

Friendly: Everybody trains at their own rate and to their own ability. Our aim is to keep our art alive through supporting each other in training.

Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido

Iaido, or Iaijutsu, described simply, is the art of drawing the Japanese sword from the saya (scabbard) and in the same motion responding to the opponent’s attack—or dispatching the attacker— and then returning the sword to the saya gracefully and with dignity. It is not a competitive martial art, but emphasizes the development of concentration, awareness, and clarity.

Iaido is a martial art concerned with the handling of Japanese samurai swords. The physical side consists of the various methods of drawing, cutting and defending. You will learn everything from wearing the sword to caring for it. To understand the samurai sword, you must learn to appreciate it as a cultural artifact. The etiquette which surrounds it is a window onto a whole society. By understanding the tactics behind the various moves, you gain an understanding of the psychology of the people who devised them. Iaido is very old. The various moves and techniques were preserved centuries ago in drills called kata that continue to be passed down from teacher to pupil.

 

Instructor: Sharon Halfman

Kokusai Nippon Budo-Kai

Shugyo Cultural Center is a proud member Dojo of the Kokusai Nippon Budo-Kai

Sensei Sharon Sharon Halfman is Dojo cho for Onshinkan Dojo's Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu holding the rank of Shodan and Fuku Shidoin as a charter dojo of Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iai Heiho International Japan Budoka, Soshi Long Carl.

Monthly Rates Adult/Youth $60 or $30 as a 2nd art
Annual Dues Individual $25 Family $40
Ask about our family discounts!    

You are always welcome to come visit or try a class!

Class Schedule

KYOKU translates to "The ultimate", SHIN means "truth" or "reality", and KAI means "meet, join associate".

"You will never know your full potential until you push yourself to the limits from small to big, this is the way of Kyokushin."

Kyokushin Karate

Kyokushin is hard style of full contact karate originally from Japan was developed by Masutatsu Oyama it's one of the strongest fighting styles. A number of UFC champions have backgrounds in Kyokushin. It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement and discipline through arduous training. KYOKU translates to "The ultimate", SHIN means "truth" or "reality", and KAI means "meet, join associate". Training is comprised of three main components: technique, forms, and sparring. Often, these are referred to as the three "K's" kihon (basics), (forms), and kumite (sparring). Advanced level training focuses on achieving a more graceful power. We belong to the International Kyokushinkai Union.

 

Instructors: Tiberiu Bredicean, Nicolae Sever Bleier

Tiberiu Bredicean Tiberiu Bredicean Has been practicing Kyokushin Karate for over 35 years and has trained and fought with all of the best trained in Kyokushin. A number of UFC champions have backgrounds in Kyokushin. He feels you have to train hard or go home and mentally pushing yourself to your limits every time regardless of injuries. You still have to train and do your best every day. This is his lifestyle - "you will never know your full potential until you push yourself to the limits from small to big, this is the way of Kyokushin - you have to empty your cup before you refill". He passed the 5th Dan test in April 2013, after 4 intensive hours of fighting and techniques. Osu!

Monthly Rates Adult/Youth $60 or $30 as a 2nd art
Annual Dues Individual $25 Family $40
Ask about our family discounts!    

You are always welcome to come visit or try a class!

Class Schedule

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Phone: (219) 736-7854

Email: info@shugyoculturalcenter.org

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