Welcome to White Tiger Dojo
We practice a traditional style of Okinawan Karate called Isshin Kempo. This style of martial arts is unique to Okinawa and played an important role in Okinawan history. Today, we use these same martial principles to teach people how to defend themselves in the modern world.
“Karate-do may be referred to as the conflict within yourself, or a life-long marathon which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training and your own creative efforts.” –Shoshin Nagamine
Is martial arts right for me or my child?
Have you ever felt anxious, stressed or disorganized? Are you sometimes unable to communicate honestly and clearly with yourself, co-workers, children or family?
In today’s society, we are bombarded by more information than ever experienced by previous generations. The speed of information gives us the illusion that we can accomplish more, faster and better than any generation before. Although technology has advanced rapidly, our genetics have not. The gap between the rate of receiving information and actually processing it can directly affect our ability to prioritize.
Once this pattern is ingrained, stress becomes the norm, opening us up to illness and leaving us defenseless against our surroundings. Although we often make this personal sacrifice in order to provide a better life for our children and families, it ultimately harms our own health and sets a poor example for the children we aim to nurture. The White Tiger approach addresses such issues using a three pillar system.
The earliest group we teach is four to six years old, because they are developmentally able to handle the rigors of a group class. At this age, the martial arts provides the self-protection, self-confidence and self-discipline needed for preparing this impressionable age for life.
At ages seven to twelve, martial arts provides skills that are easily transferable to sports as well as giving young adults a sense of preparedness for the world they are about to inherit.
At thirteen and up, the martial arts teachings provide all of the above plus an avenue to reduce stress and anxiety and rekindle or reinvigorate a youthful edge. Students will continue to engage in a healthy activity with other like-minded individuals while stimulating an aging mind or body and networking with the other local professionals in their martial family.