A Traditional Japanese Discipline
Welcome to the web page of Visalia Karate-Do. We are a school of traditional Japanese Budo. Established in 1975 by Dan Taylor, we are the oldest school in the city. As a member of the Parks & Recreation Department, we are the official Karate-Do program for the City of Visalia. Our program does not emphasize fighting or competition. Our goal is to build a better person through the principles, protocols, and philosophies of Japanese Budo. We are a member of the Heisei Seidoh Kan division of the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK). Established in 1895, the DNBK is the oldest and most prestigious Martial Arts organization in Japan.
Our discipline is Goju-Ryu Karate-Do developed by Chojun Miyagi in the Okinawan Islands of Japan. Goju-Ryu means the Hard-Soft Style and refers to the softness of blocking and the hardness of counter striking. Goju-Ryu uses blocks, strikes, kicks, throws, & submissions, using both linear & lateral movements. Our practice includes Junbi Undo (Calisthenics), Kihon (Basics), Kata (Forms), Bunkai (Kata Applications), and Kumite (Sparring Applications).
The Instructor is Kaumron Torabi. Sensei Torabi has been training for over 40 years. He has trained in Japan and has been certified as a Yondan (4th Degree Black-Belt). He also holds a Renshi Instructor's Title.
Classes are held at the Rec Center at 630 W Beech Ave, in Visalia as follows:
Beginning Karate: Monday & Wednesday 6PM - 7PM (Ages 8-Adult)
Advanced Karate: Monday & Wednesday 7PM - 8:30PM (Ages 8-Adult)
Beginning Tots Karate: Wednesday 5:30PM - 6PM (Ages 4-7)
Intermediate Tots Karate: Monday & Friday 5:30PM - 6PM (Ages 4-7)
Beginning Kobudo (Weapons): Friday 6PM - 7PM (Ages 8-Adult)
Advanced Kobudo (Weapons): Friday 7PM - 8:30PM (Ages 8-Adult)
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