Karate is a practice developed across centuries and cultures as a way to cultivate self-mastery through empty-handed fighting. Karate is a mindset, an operating system, and a training methodology. Armor are the reactive behaviors that protect us when we’re not ready or able to be fully present in our experiences. Our approach to martial arts is designed to develop strength of body, mind, and character by addressing how we train (soft skills) as well as what we train (hard skills).
Karate Without Armor integrates self-defense, kickboxing, strength and conditioning, and classical karate kata and applications into a context-based, progressive training method. Each training session starts with asking why? Is this drill’s objective sport? Self-defense? Personal growth? We provide honest, realistic training that helps you to clarify and realize your goals.
Our consent-based, progressive curriculum is specifically tailored for adults and teens. All students start with no-contact skills training, and if they choose, they can continue to be tested to learn more challenging skills and participate in variations of our full-contact sparring practices.