Why Choose US?
Our attitudes are positive, friendly, and encouraging
Everyone comes to the martial arts for different reasons. We want each and every one of our students to meet their individual goals. We strive to not just have a populated dojo, but to have a positive and striving community of training partners.
We have special events throughout the year
Training is great, but there is so much more out there for martial artists! We have seminars, tournaments, multi-school workouts, parties, and charitable events going on almost monthly. Students are able to meet new friends, expand their knowledge, and challenge themselves.
No Hidden Fees
Unfortunately, many schools will sneak fees into the training. We will never charge you a testing fee, program fee, or promotion fee. These charges add up and can sneakily drive up your monthly membership costs.
Every program has a recognized affiliation
There are no regulations on dojos. Anyone could open up a school and declare themselves master of some fancy sounding art, and sadly, this is not uncommon. Every program offered here has a parent affiliation. This keeps the programs consistent, recognized, and it keeps the instruction very high quality. Additionally, it opens up a variety of opportunities, such as seminars, tournaments, clinics, and joint workouts. It also means your rank is recognized not only in Rochester, but at any affiliated school anywhere in the world.
We respectfully take off our black belts and tie on white belts
While we do offer a variety of programs, each program is headed by a certified instructor. There is no one master of the school, we are all students who are actively learning. This means our karate black belts enter aikido class wearing white belts. This philosophy reminds even seasoned instructors of how it feels to be a beginner.
We are a traditional school offering a variety of programs
We have a traditional philosophy with modern martial arts training. A competitive gym will select a few talented individuals and focus on them, ensuring that those students do well in competitions and bring the gym a good name. Traditional schools focus on everyone, since the school is only as good as their weakest student. This is a philosophical difference that separates us from other competitive schools. If you are looking to fight in competitions, we will work diligently with you to make that happen, even if you're a total beginner.
We will respect your needs
The martial arts attract all kinds of people from every walk of life, all with different goals. We will respect your needs and be as accommodating as possible. Every class has both male and female instructors. Talk with us about what you need, and we will do our best to make it happen.