Our school teaches Traditional Karate-Do classes with katas originating back to the ancient Okinawan Karate to more modern karate and other styles such as Shito-Ryu and Shotokan styles. Our classes emphazises in teaching the philosophy, bunkais and forms the way they were passed down from previous Masters such as: Kyan, Nakayama and Mabuni. These classes are combined with the self defense principles that are an integral part of the art. There are other katas that are practiced as well and they are part of the particular style and developed for our three main styles and are used for competition purposes.
The different styles we practice can be described very briefly as follows:
    a) The Shorin-Ryu system is characterized by their quick and fluid movements. Its main goal is to teach the students to develop their speed and their fast reaction time. This allows the practitioners to move out of the way instead of confronting the oponent.
    b) The Shito Ryu system is characterized by having the physical strength and powerful stances derived from Shuri-te and Naha-Te. This style is extremely fast but still can be artistic as well as powerfull.
    c) The Shotokan system is characterized by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen legs. This style is considered a very strong and powerful style but troughtout is practice can develop very fast thecniques as well.

           DON'T BE A VICTIM!!!
     There is an assault in our country every ten seconds!
     The Joshin-Ryu System of Self-defense not only teach students proven self-defense techniques; it also teaches students to develop awareness and a sense of knowing your surroundings thus anticipating trouble and avoiding a possible confrontation.

     Learn easy, direct, effective self-defense!

     The techniques in the Joshin-Ryu System of Self-defense are direct, effective, and easy to learn. Like anything in life, the more you practice the techniques, the better reaction you will develop. In general, the techniques can be mastered in a very short period of time (1 to 2 months) and can provide participants with very effective self-defense skills. And, they are easy to remember.

     The Joshin-Ryu System of Self-defense does not require any special athletic ability, strength, nor any knowledge of the martial arts. These techniques can be used against attacks from any direction, and against attempts by an attacker to choke, or to grab and carry a victim away.

     The Joshin-Ryu System of Self-defense works!!!
     The instructor of the class, Raul Shelton, is a six-degree black belt and has been training in the martial art for over 47 years and teaching self defense for 34 years. He has a special interest in, and teaches, self-defense techniques that can be utilized by individuals (specially women) who are not practitioners in the martial arts. He is a certified Joshin-Ryu Self-defense System Instructor and has conducted numerous seminars throughout the United States and other countries.

     Call to ask how you can host a Self-Defense class for your workplace, community group or family and friends.
Self Defense
Cardio Workout "KIA-KARATE"
Traditional Karate-Do Styles
Sport Karate - International Competition
As dictated by the World Karate Federation (WKF), there is a list of katas (forms) that have to be perfomed in a certain way, in order to be competitive and be able to match the very demanding performance that has developed at this level in the last few years, we have the help of Mr, Shelton who has reached the higher degree of officiating at the world level and he is parts of panels that select the world champions; we are able to offer the correct performance, without lossing the tradicional values, to compete at this level.

On the kumite (sparring) area, the level of competition has driven karate practicioners to be developed into high performance athletes to be able to compete at this level and thanks to Mr. Shelton credentials we can offer this level of practice for kumite competition for National and International as well. This program is aimed for student interested in being considered for the USA National Karate Team or are already members of the National Team.

In 2004, JKS started a unique, specialized program – Sport Karate Curriculum. Our enhanced program was especially designed to condition and train athletes for WKF-style rules kumite & kata competition that are used nationally and internationally. This type of competition karate has become an Olympic-style Karate with the inception at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Therefore, our curriculum is an Olympic development program design.

This program is being offered to the general public – JKS and non-JKS students alike. Non-JKS students may be from any martial art discipline with the noted exception that we will not accept independent or unaffiliated individuals - you must formally study martial arts somewhere. We offer this exclusive program from September through July when it culminates at the USA-National Karatedo Federation (USA-NKF) Nationals.

Membership in JKS’s Sport Karate Program is not only for competitors – you are not required to compete in any tournaments at all. Students ages 5 & older can enjoy the intensity of the workouts and the extra fighting knowledge. Our program is offered with several levels of kata (forms) and kumite (fighting) to separate students according to similar ages and/or skill levels. Regardless of the level, excellent preparation will be available to dedicated, hard working students.

The Sport Karate program is divided in to two separate categories: kumite and kata. Each one is preparing students for WKF-style competition rules (including the WKF-modified rules used for under Black Belt level competitors by the USA-NKF at their sanctioned events).

Enrollment in our Sport Karate program is on a first-come-first-served basis – please register as soon as possible to reserve your placement. Please note that JKS students receive a substantial discount over non—JKS student enrollment.

     This new and revolutionary system is enhancing the old traditional Aerobic workout.
Coupling basic aerobic steps with a wide variety of karate techniques, dance movements and kick boxing for a continuous hour, performed at the beat of the music wearing your favorite aerobic outfit. These classes are separate fitness classes and are offered as a complimentary exercise on your daily workout. They are not intended to substitute the karate class, or a self defense class nor we are changing the format of our traditional karate classes.
     Developed by Sensei Raul Shelton, from a selection of different exercises compiled from over 40+ years experience in Martial Arts and physical fitness. He has combined the most simple and effective karate techniques with a low impact low/high intense aerobic workout. The instructor, Zeny Shelton, his daughter and one of his student and Black belt with over 15 years in Karate and several years of experience in cheer leading, gives you the perfect combination.
     There are three workout levels:
        -Advanced (up to 800 calories per hour!)
     Each one has been carefully designed to provide you with a wide variety of karate skills while increasing your cardiovascular efficiency, muscular strength and flexibility as well as increasing your fat-burning capacity. You can go as hard or as easy as your body dictates in any given class!!
     The classes are from teenagers to those in their 60’s and offer something for everyone!
If you want more out of your regular aerobic workout, come see us! Try one class for FREE, with no obligation (while space is available).

     If you are ready to kick-start your fitness program, then this is for YOU!

     For four weeks you'll get an intensive 2 or 3 day a week cardio style workout focused on getting you results. Sign up today and begin your success story for tomorrow.


     We want to provide the best in personal instruction and client attention so we are limiting the number of persons in our program. Reserve your space today!

     Your instructors have over fifteen years in teaching these classes. Our instructors strengths, compassion and understanding of the clients' needs to find time for fitness, balanced against the demanding schedules of working women and mothers. And MEN too of course!

Anticipate amazing results!...

No matter your age, size or fitness level, you can achieve great results. Whether you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast or just tired of the same old routine.

The best results occur when you enroll in the three day per week program. We know this from years of experience!

We are now accepting pre-registration for the next class. You will get your pre-class evaluation by your coach prior to the start of classes. Once we receive your registration information you will be notified to make an appointment.

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