About Shorin-Ryu Karate Style: This a very disciplined form of Karate - Whether you are a person seeking a new way to increase your fitness level, or a skilled athlete looking for a new challenge, men and women from all backgrounds are invited to accept the rigorous training of Shorin-Ryu Matsubayashi Karate.
This martial arts style isn’t for everyone, but if you persevere in this class, you will be better equipped to handle yourself on the street. We will teach you to punch, block and kick with focus and power, while you learn to make correct decisions under duress.
Instructor: Doug Van Cleave – Shichidan, 7th Dan
Sensei Van Cleave began training in September of 1972 at the Iowa City dojo under Sensei Oliver. In August of 1973, Sensei Van Cleave established the Newton, Iowa dojo and continued to commute to the Iowa City dojo to train with Sensei Oliver. Sensei Van Cleave also established dojos in Minnesota and Florida. He is currently teaching in the Apopka, Florida dojo.
ASF Home page; http://shorinryu-karate.com
ASF History; http://shorinryu-karate.com/Class_data/history.htm