Kata is Kumite

Kata is Kumite!!! I have heard some people say that kata is not important.   It has been said that kata is not practical or does not represent true fighting I have heard that it is an outdated method of training and does not make you a better fighter. ...

FEAR

Fear can be described as a human emotion triggered by a perceived threat.  It can sometimes be a motivator, but it is also a detriment.  Fear has been used to control people throughout history. There have been instances where people have described their fear...
Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Being aware of what’s going on around you is in essential component of self-defense. Lack of awareness can mean the difference between life-or-death. A few weeks ago, there was an incident that occurred at our Bushiken Charlotte dojo. What started as a regular...

Carolina Open 2019

Join us as we hold our second annual karate tournament here in the Raleigh area. The tournament will take place on March 30, 2019 at the Garner Road Community Center. For more information please contact Sensei Marvin Saint-Cyr at...

Looking forward to 2019

The end of the year has had me think not only about what we did this year, but about where we started from. As I reflect on this journey, its incredible to see how far we have come. Blood, sweat, and years have gone into building this dojo. Martials Arts has been a...

Not just for Kids

When people reach out to me and inquire about karate classes, it is usually for a child.  Karate in general has garnered a reputation as a child activity.    It is easy to see the benefits for children, as it can be a confidence builder, it helps with coordination,...

Dawn C

“This is not just for kids. It is a place for family. Sensei does an excellent job with my kids even the one that’s not taking karate yet but loves running around the dojo. I just started and I’m having a great time and getting an excellent workout...

Yvette J- Parent of a student

“Going to this dojo has been such a positive experience for my son. It’s a positive learning environment that instills confidence and discipline while learning the art of karate. Everyone encourages each other and Sensei does a great job encouraging and teaching...