Kanso dojo at Edge Effect Fitness is rooted in the common ground between traditional Karate, modern athletic conditioning and personal defense concepts. Our focus is the traditional goal of self defense skills and personal development, as opposed to tournament performances and huge class sizes. In keeping with classic Goju Ryu methodology, diverse methods are used: strength and conditioning exercises, bag/mitt work, partner drills, technical practice and live/semi-live drills. The classical kata of Goju Ryu are practiced and referenced as a mnemonic exercise.
Training is open to individuals aged 16 years and older. Students can expect classes to be vigorous and challenging, but in a friendly environment based on the goal of mutual benefit. Private instruction is also available. Practitioners of other martial arts welcome, ranks from other Karate schools will be observed on a case by case basis. This is not a belt mill- students may progress from white, green, brown and black belt grades as they develop, but promotions are not guaranteed nor an especially big focus.
Interested? Come and watch a class, or participate at no charge. No contracts, no hidden fees. Students will need to purchase a white (plain white) karate gi and are encouraged to invest in their own personal gloves and protective equipment. We are proud to offer high-quality Title training gear at affordable prices.