Karate-dō, the way of the empty hand, is the most powerful unarmed combat art. Karate is relatively new to Japan, introduced by Funakoshi Gichin from Okinawa, less then 100 years ago. It has since evolved gaining distinct Japanese characteristics such as deep powerful stances used in Kenjutsu (Japanese Swordsmanship).
Nippon Karate-dō Genwakai is the style of karate taught at Ohio Budōkan. Self-improvement is integral to this style of karate. Our curriculum consists of perfecting basic blocks, kicks, and strikes. Our Karate students learn to attack with total commitment, concentrating physical and spiritual energy into a single technique of overwhelming power. Eventually students will also learn to use various traditional weapons such as Bo, Bokken, and Nunchaku.
Dedicated students of Genwakai can expect to improve in many areas of life. Through rigorous and consistent training students will develop increased focus and confidence as well as better overall physical fitness and health.
Tuesday 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Class dues are $80/mo, if more than one person from the same household is practicing dues for each member will be $60/mo. This fee will grant you access to two classes a week and special events held throughout the year. Payments are made on a monthly basis, due the first week of each month. There are no contracts, and the first class is free.
The class is led by licensed instructors each with 20+ years of experience. Please feel free to contact us via Facebook or Instagram. You may also stop in during any of our scheduled classes.