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Dakota Isshinryu

Traditional Okinawan Karate.

What is Isshinryu Karate?

Isshinryu (one heart/one mind) introduced in 1954 by Tatsuo Shimabuku. Sensei Shimabuku Studied both the Shorin-Ryu and Goju-Ryu systems; studied Kobayashi-Ryu under Chotoku Kiyan and later under Choki Motobu.

Isshinryu's main goal is to perfect of oneself through physical and mental development. As students learn they acquire self-confidence, serenity, and humility. Isshinryu has many advantages over other styles such as:

Isshinryu stresses "close-in" techniques that are more practical on the street vs. high flashy kicks for example.

Isshinryu techniques are mostly thrown from natural stances, limiting wasted motion, maintaining stability and giving you split-second advantages over other styles;

Isshinryu uses a "snap style" that permits you to move quickly, deliver more punches or kicks, and lead naturally into other techniques. e.g. the straight punch has no twist common in other styles. Approximately five Isshinryu punches can be thrown in the time used for one twist punch.

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Dakota Isshinryu location Map
SNAP Fitness
1009 Main St. South
Brookings, SD 57006
United States
Phone: 605-651-6294

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Dakota Isshinryu:

  • Isshin Ryu Karate

Programs & Class Schedule

Week 1

Monday & Tuesday
Kids 6 - 7:30
Adults 7:30 - 9

Week 2
Wednesday & Thursday
Kids 6 - 7:30
Adults 7:30 - 9

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