The martial arts classes are unique and powerful. Unlike many martial arts schools, sport is not the focus. The curriculum leads to black belt certification in Uechi Ryu Karate Do, a Chinese/Okinawan system with ancient ties to Crane, Tiger, and Dragon Kung Fu styles.
The Yoga taught here is the transformative Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga style with classes alternating between instructor led and Mysore(self-paced) formats. Strong emphasis is placed on control of the breath and fluid rhythmic movement. Students may take yoga classes only or pair them with karate training.
“It is not good enough in a karate-do school to be a good fighter. enlightenment means growing up - we practice to know ourselves better, to bring clarity and peace to every aspect of our lives, and to take full responsibility for ourselves.”
- Sensei Ken Read, Northern River Karate School, 6th Dan