Karate classes taught at the Double Dragon Dojo are for men, women, and children of all ages.
The style is Shuri-ryu, known as the ancient karate of Okinawa, which is a complete martial art and a way of life, rather than a sport.
It encompasses karate used as a sport for exercise, competition,and recreation, plus it possesses the most devastating self-defense potential of any system.
Students are taught under positive reinforcement,with each one working to their own potential. They develop self-esteem and confidence with the understanding of physical and mental control, and the ability to deal with unhealthy peer pressure. "RESPECT FOR ALL THINGS AND A NON-VIOLENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS OTHERS," is highly stressed. The Japanese language is taught and used in all classes with some introduction to writing.
Renshi Fran is the chief instructor, a sixth degree black belt in Shuri-ryu, under Osensei Dr. Roberta Trias-Kelley, 10th Degree black belt. Other instructors are her son Sensei Billy, her daughter, Sensei Melanie, Sensei Daren Hrelic, Sensei Barbara Hayes, Sensei John Snelling, Jr, and Sensei Neil Stanley. The business office is managed by her husband, "Mr. Bill".
Classes are taught year 'round. Monday through Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for children and adults. Sessions of Karate Day Classes are available during the summer for kids ages 5 to 16 years old. The elite Demonstration Team as well as the Tournament Team is open for those who wish to qualify. As a "dojo family" community involvement is # 1! Our students and their families take part in a variety of activities throughout the year. You are welcome to watch any of our classes or contact us for an appointment to come in for a free class.