Samurai Arts We Practice
Shoshin Kai's goal is to promote higher education and life skills that empower the students to reach their full potential while preserving the principals of Traditional Martial Arts. We strive to give back to the community as a recognized Nonprofit Public Benefit Corportation. Our organization strives to make the practitioner a person of responsibility, respect, humility and loyalty. We are also part of a bigger group dedicated to the preservation and continuation of the teachings of Koryu (Old) and Gendai (Modern) Martial Arts.
Shito Ryu Karate Do
Learn basic skills of personal safety, proper etiquette, and good leadership, while studying Traditional Karate. Founder Kenwa Mabuni developed the style based on the teachings of his two masters: Itosu and Higaonna who combined speed and power. Shito-Ryu is one of the four major authentic styles of Japanese Karate, which we still teach closely to traditional Okinawan roots. We are proud to have been practicing for over 35 years!
Shoshin Kai promotes both lines of Karate Do, the old (Koryu) and the new (Sports Karate). We believe that neither practice is complete without the complement of the other.
Muso Ryu Jo Jutsu
Shindo Muso Ryu Jo-Do is a Japanese traditional martial art that is about 400 years old. Founded by Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi, practicioners use a 4 foot staff (Jo) to counter the samurai sword.
The Jo, not having a handle, pointed edge or sharp blade., maintains a spurious sense of peace. However, techniques include thrusting, sweeping, and striking with the Jo. Jo-Do is based on true fighting techniques, as well as concentration, focus, and understanding of distance. Jo-Do training prepares you to learn the best self defense against the strongest of handheld weapons, the sword.
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaido (Iaijutsu) is the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, which emphasizes drawing and cutting with the samurai sword (katana) in a single fluid motion. Iaijustsu is a 'koryu bujutsu' (traditional martial art) with a direct lineage to founder Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu.
The curriculum of Waza (solo technique), Katachi (paired drills) and Tameshigiri (cutting) serve to improve both the body mechanics and the mental focus of the practicioner.
Our practice of Samurai Swordsmanship has an unbroken line through 22 generations.
Known as the old martial arts of Okinawa, Kobudo developed famers in rural Japan. The Satsuma Samurai Clan prevented peasants from carrying weapons, causing the public to develop weapons from common farming tools.
The practice of Kobudo helps students develop coordination, distance awareness and upper body strenght.