About Our Dojo
Heiwa Senshi Ryu (Peace Warrior Style) is a hybrid style of Karate that combines high level intensity fitness and traditional Karate Do. It symbolizes the strength that is obtained from our intense trainings yet with the control to harness that strength responsibly. Devotion and discipline are traits students will achieve when the way of Heiwa Senshi Ryu is embraced. The items included in our logo/crest have significant meaning as it relates to our dojo. The outer incomplete circle is referred to as an "ensō". An ensō expresses the freedom of the mind to let the body create. The ensō displayed in our crest is not a full circle, suggesting that there is always room for improvement, always a goal seeking completion. The gate like object in the center of the crest is referred to as a a "Torii", they are typically found in Japan and represent entrance to sacred grounds.
The type of martial arts we study is Karate Do. We focus on self-defense, take downs, discipline and self-respect. We are not a Dojo of violence and we do not condone it inside or outside of class. We encourage all students to be respectful, helpful and set an example in their community. The safety and the well-being of all our students is our top priority. All sparring is non-contact. We do not merely learn how to defend ourselves and our loved ones - we strengthen our bodies and our minds. This is because we also focus on intense cardio fitness and strength workouts, as well as Zen meditation. Students of our Dojo are trained mentally to prevail and apply themselves to the fullest when faced with improbable or seemingly unattainable tasks. True failure is not applying yourself to the best of your abilities. In this Dojo, while achieving the next rank is an important part of the art, each students goal is to become a better version of themselves mentally and physically each class. The diligent perfection of this art humbles the aggressive, and puts fire in the belly of the meek.
While our Dojo has a proud history of tradition and devoted members, we welcome and encourage new members. While observing a class may be intimidating, it is important to note that our objective is to help anyone who steps into the Dojo with the eagerness to indulge in the ways of a Karate-Ka to improve in a safe and healthy environment. Everyone absorbs the teachings of Karate at different paces and will get instruction accordingly. Rest assured you will be surrounded by students and instructors with many years of experience eager to lead you on the proper path.