Isshin-ryu means "one mind, one
heart, one spirit" way
styles of karate have their origins in various Asian countries
such as China, Japan, Korea, etc. We study and train in Isshin-ryu
Karate, which was developed in Okinawa by Tatsuo Shimabuku. As
master of this style, he was a Ju-dan (10th degree).
Shimabuku formulated Isshinryu by combining his teaching from
three different masters: Chotoku Kiyan and Choki Motobu, of Shorin-ryu
martial arts, and Chojun Miyagi of Gojo-ryu martial arts. After
mastering these styles, he created Isshin-ryu karate.
used katas from these three masters, and created a kata himself,
to formulate the eight hand katas of Isshin-ryu. Jersey Judo Karate
Academy teaches these traditional katas, as well as effective
fighting techniques. Our school helps students develop coordination,
balance, posture, and endurance. Students also gain self-confidence
and discipline through progression in karate, while studying the
authentic form of Asian Martial Arts.
Judo Karate Academy is run by Sensei Rick Norris, a Hachi-Dan
(8th degree black belt). Our staff includes over fifty certified,
fully trained black belts. Our professional staff focuses on providing
individualized classes to our students. All ages are welcome!