ISSHINRYU KARATE

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED


TO EXPERIENCE

THE LIFE-CHANGING BENEFITS OF


OKINAWAN ISSHINRYU

KARATE


I'm so glad you're here. My name is Carlos Olivares; when I started my martial arts training over 35 years ago, I wanted something simple that worked. THAT WAS IT !   I found it, and I'm grateful that I did because I don't know what it would be like without it. So it got me to thinking; there are many out there who don't have this point of reference; who have no idea what this is about....Well; maybe you do, and If you're looking for something similar, you may have found it.
It's called ISSHINRYU KARATE.
Let me explain:....Isshinryu karate places an emphasis on challenging the human spirit to achieve new levels of personal accomplishment by being physical, practicing meditation, connecting with the world we live in, and the people that live in it. Pretty cool right? HEYYY!!!!!.....REALITY CHECK!     REALLY!?    YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME,      RIGHT? 
YOU WANT ME TO WHAT????  Change my busy schedule?  WHAT!?       CHANGE!?     WHO LIKES CHANGE!??  I know...I felt that way too, so nothing personal.
I love the videos of athletes forging ahead against the odds, relenting, overcoming CHALLENGES, BUT THAT WAS TV! NOT REAL LIFE. Not for me at least.
The truth is...I was very lazy and admittedly very proud of it! Who likes to change? No one does...I didn't want any part of anything that required any extraneous EFFORT.  I mean COME ON!     WHO NEEDS THE EXTRA STRESS!!!      You know what?       I had it ALL WRONG! I had it backwards.....
Well...I didn't figure it out until I found Isshinryu. IT CHANGED EVERYTHING!  I don't know what DID IT,  but... Isshinryu stresses the fortification of oneself to overcome personal deficiencies & weaknesses; and somewhere deep down inside I did want to improve, and I did want to learn, and I did want to get stronger. we all do 'cause we're all human!... I found that,
Isshinryu emphasizes effort, honor, fairness, comradery, family, and clean living, with humility and respect for all people.  That was so real for me to pass up and in my face, and possessed such an authentic value that inspired something in me that I couldn't describe.
This version of Okinawan karate placed a strong emphasis on lifestyle, rather than commercialism,. They didn't care about convincing me , they knew they had something special and if I didn't want to get involved they could not have cared less. They just wanted to share what they had with me, and that was cool. Do I want to enroll you, or convince you to try it?...I'm not gonna lie, I do want you to try it, but solely because I want you to experience something special, I believe that it's about sharing an awesome experience called ISSHINRYU KARATE, an experience I'm really excited about !!!  Hopefully I've spiked your curiosity and you might want to learn more about Isshinryu, and what it can do for you.

We hope that you're paying close attention, because just as in self defense and in life; "Opportunity always favors those who are best prepared".  Are you prepared? I hope so!.....All I've got to say is that training in Isshinryu will change your lifeWILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!...Let me tell you a little more and I promise to keep it short.


Grandmaster Kichiro Shimabuku 10 th Dan is the current head of the Isshinryu World Karate Association in Okinawa Japan. He was the heir to his father Tatsuo Shimabuku's karate system. Shimabuku has created many advanced instructors and has affiliate schools in many, many countries right now.

I am a U.S. representative of the IWKA in New Jersey. I'm also a certified 4th-degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate with over 35 years of experience. I offer courses packed with an immense level of knowledge at very affordable rates, inexpensive rank certification for under black belts as well as for instructors.

I'm offering open invitations to all martial artists regardless of style or rank to attend my classes. I will welcome anyone with a sincere desire to train, learn, share experiences and improve in the spirit of martial arts brotherhood thru the teachings of isshinryu karate.  I want us all to promote the warrior spirit and keep it alive and strong, so  let me encourage you to come and try our class and experience what I'm talking about, and see if Isshinryu Karate is for you. I firmly believe that you simply won't find a better and more beneficial activity for your health, well being  and self-defense than Isshinryu Karate training anywhere else.

I've been doing this for over 35 years and I can't turn it off. It's that awesome. Thanks for visiting the website; and in the meantime check out the "Top 10 Unique Aspects Of Isshinryu Karate"  below and the rest of the info and videos on the other pages. Please keep in mind that the site is still under construction, so it will periodically be going through changes..  Enjoy, drop me a line, God Bless and I hope to meet you soon.      

                                                                                                                         Sensei Carlos Olivares

10 UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE ISSHINRYU KARATE SYSTEM

  1. Isshinryu favors the vertical punch for its structural integrity and versatility, rather than the more common twist karate punch.
  2. Isshinryu favors blocking with the muscle portion of the arm rather than the bone against bone blocks like most other traditional styles.
  3. Isshinryu favors practical, direct, no-nonsense techniques rather than flashy ones.
  4. Isshinryu favors a strong offense as the best defense; using blocks and strikes in an interchangeable manner.
  5. Isshinryu favors being up close and personal, but without going to the ground.
  6. Isshinryu favors shorter more practical stances rather than long exaggerated stances practiced for show.
  7. Isshinryu favors rapid fire snap techniques because they are faster and controlled speed produces power for a smaller person. 
  8. Example: 5 full power snap punches can be delivered in a third of the time it takes to deliver 5 full power twist punches.
  9. Isshinryu favors a 50/50 mix of the use of hands and feet, snap kicking no higher than the waist to avoid losing one's balance.
  10. Isshinryu favors naturalness as you will not have an opportunity to stretch before someone attacks you.

Looking Forward To Your

SUCCESS


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Classes are held at the:

Little Falls Recreation Center

160 Paterson Avenue
Little Falls, NJ 07424

(973) 256-3884


Registration from Sept. 4-8, 2017

Youth Classes Start

Monday September 11, 2017

Mondays, Thursdays

6-7 PM


Teen/Adult Class

Start September 16, 2017

Saturdays

10:00-11:00 AM


For more Information Call Carlos Olivares at:

(203) 508-3649


or e-mail: [email protected]

160 Paterson Avenue Little Falls NJ

PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN SOON. THIS SITE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.