BLACK BELT             
 
85 S.  BROADWAY
HICKSVILLE, NY 11801
TEL: 516-353-4311

  
TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN  KARATE 
                         

 

INTRODUCTION

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Black Belt   is centrally located in Hicksville in a street level Dojo and was established in 1964. We offer training in Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate featuring Kihon-Basics, Kata-Forms, and Kumite-Sparring. 
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We teach the original Shotokai Style of Shotokan Karate as taught by the founder of Shotokan Karate  Master Gichin Funakoshi. All styles of Karate are welcome to our Dojo!
Authentic Kobudo included which is training with the Japanese and Okinawan Sai, Tonfa, Bo and Jo.  
$85 MONTHLY RATE
*UNLIMITED CLASSES- FAMILY MEMBERS DISCOUNTS
*NO CONTRACTS 
*MOST CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
*CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR THE LIE, NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY  AND THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD.

All classes and students personally instructed by San Dan Black Belt Sensei Antony Mavroudis who has been training in the Original Shotokai Style of Shotokan Karate for over twenty years.
Fully prepare to be able to defend yourself in any situation with the proven techniques of Authentic Shotokan Karate training for all men, women and children. 
The Founder and Senior Instructors of our Dojo have trained with Master Toyotaro Miyazaki.  Photograph below  is an advanced Shotokan Karate Seminar taught by Master Miyazaki which Sensei Antony Mavroudis attended. 
  Master Seminar - April 2004
OUR SHOTOKAN TRADITION
Shotokan Karate was developed by Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) and his son Gigo Funakoshi (1906-1945).  Gichin was born in Okinawa where he trained in Shōrei-ryū, a hard style with low stances and powerful movements and Shōrin-ryū, a soft style with fast birdlike movements.  The combination of both hard and soft styles forms the basis of Shotokan Karate.  Gichin Funakoshi introduced karate to Japan in 1922.  He is credited with being the father of modern karate.

Gichin Funakoshi was also a poet and a philosopher.  The name Shotokan (House of Shoto) is derived from Funakoshi’s pen name, Shoto, which means “waving pines” and Kan, which means training hall or house.

“The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of the participant.”

Gichin Funakoshi

“Ancient in origin, the martial arts of the East have always had the development of man’s spiritual, as well as physical, nature at their core.  Karate-dō, the ‘Way of Karate,’ is no different from the other martial arts in this respect.”

Shigeru Egami – Japanese master of Shotokan Karate and one of Gichin Funakoshi’s earliest students