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Karate, a form of unarmed combat utilizing hands and feet for striking and blocking, is widely embraced as a sport. Originating in Okinawa in the 17th century, it gained popularity in Japan after 1920. Practitioners engage in barefoot training, clad in loose padded clothing, with colored belts denoting skill levels, emphasizing both mental and physical development.

At our institution, we specialize in Silvera Shotokan Karate, offering numerous advantages for individuals of all ages, particularly children. Karate provides valuable tools for youngsters, aiding in the management of bullying situations, instilling healthy fitness routines, fostering discipline for academic success, and teaching respect and non-violent conflict resolution. Our Karate program promotes a positive atmosphere, combining the benefits of martial arts, such as stress reduction, physical fitness, confidence, focus, discipline, and self-defense.


We strongly believe in harnessing the potency of combining the most effective techniques across various martial arts disciplines to curate a comprehensive and dynamic training experience. Our classes are meticulously structured, imbued with discipline, and offer an exhilarating focus on practical Traditional Japanese Karate. This approach is enriched with elements drawn from judo, jiu-jitsu, iaido, and Kobudo training.

In our dojo, we are committed to nurturing a positive atmosphere that extends beyond physical fitness, providing students with a diverse array of benefits. Engaging in Silvera Shotokan Karate opens the door to stress reduction, heightened confidence, enhanced focus, increased discipline, and the capacity to defend oneself if the need arises.

Embark on this empowering journey of self-improvement and unlock the transformative potential of Karate by joining us.


oscar bio picture whiteOscar Silvera, Karate Sensei

Oscar Silvera, Sensei is the Dojo's Hombu Cho (Headquarters Director) and Chief Instructor in Karate of the International Budo Ryokukai in Michigan. A direct student of Katzumi Niikura, Sensei; 8th Dan in Karate & 5th Dan in Aikido, founder of the International Budo Ryokukai.  
Silvera Sensei's dedication to martial arts is evident through his diverse training background. Since embarking on his martial arts journey in 1984, he has explored various disciplines, including Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Kudo, Kobudo, Krav Maga, Tai chi, Kickboxing, Kung fu, and many others. This extensive experience has shaped him into a well-rounded martial artist with a deep understanding of different combat styles.

Read more at: Oscar Silvera, Sensei

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