ABOUT SHOTOKAN KARATE ACADEMY LEHI
Shotokan Karate Academy focuses on the traditional teachings as taught by the Father of Modern Karate, Gichin Funakoshi and one of his notable students, Hidetaka Nishiyama. Funakoshi’s teachings later became known as Shotokan Karatedo.
Shotokan Karate originated in Okinawa, a small island south of Japan. It was popularized in Japan by Gichin Funakoshi in the 1950s. The name “Shotokan” comes from the name “Shoto,” which was Funakoshi’s pen name, meaning ‘waving or billowing pine’. Shotokan Karate is a traditional martial art. This means that improvements in character and mental discipline are as important as physical skill, if not more so.
Shotokan Karate is meant to be accessible to all, including, women, children, and those with or without great athletic ability. The Shotokan Karate Academy (SKA) offers a caring, safe environment where children and adults can learn the art of karate.
Its practice leads to:
• Muscular and Aerobic fitness
• Body alignment, balance and movement
• Increased perceptual awareness
• Stress management
• Concentration, confidence and discipline
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PROUD MEMBERS OF UTAH ASSOCIATION OF MARTIAL ARTS
The Utah Association of Martial Arts was founded by our very own Sensei Jordan Diaz and one of his colleagues, Master Ty Hatfield. Their mission is to network every martial art school in all of Utah and spread the knowledge and teachings of each style. Some of these styles include Shotokan Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo, Hapkido, Judo, Kung Fu and so much more. UAMA recognizes the importance of diversity and the strength it has to offer. UAMA members train every month at their “Gatherings.” These events are for both kids and adults of all skill levels.
PROUD MEMBERS OF ISKA
The International San Ten Karate Association (国際三天空手道協会 “Kokusai San Ten Karate-Dō Kyōkai”) was founded by Master Vincent Cruz and includes members from all of the world, from California to South America, to Canada and Europe. Master Cruz’s vision had no boundaries or limitations as he sought to bring authentic and quality traditional karate training to those willing to work hard enough to realize the art’s value.