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Welcome to, Simply Isshinryu Karate & Fitness

If you are looking for “karate lessons for kids near me” or even “martial arts classes near me”, you are at the right place. Read further to know what we offer:

Over the last 28 years we have been teaching Isshinryu Karate to students of all ages. Our dojo uses a standardized curriculum that ensures consistency and fairness in determining when karate-ka (karate students) are eligible for promotion. We teach all of the traditional Isshinryu Karate "empty hand" and weapons katas. While sparring is not a strict requirement, we highly encourage our karate-ka to spar once they reach orange belt.

We offer beginner, advanced, and black belt karate / martial arts classes. We welcome karate-ka and black belts (Dans) that have training in other styles. Click on our class schedule, for further information about class schedules.

Karate is a martial art that has been around since the early 20th century. The art has developed into many different styles and sub-styles, but all of them focus on one thing: self-defense.

The basic moves of karate are the foundation for everything else you'll learn in your karate training. Every move you learn will be based off of these basic techniques, so it's important that you understand what they are and how they work together before moving on to more advanced techniques like self-defense or tournament fighting moves.

Karate is a great sport which can be learned at any age. Karate is good for your health. It can help you stay fit and healthy, as well as improve your confidence and self-esteem. Karate also teaches you self-defense techniques that can be used if someone tries to hurt you or your family members. Karate is fun, so there are no excuses not to try it!

If you have never tried karate before, it's time to try now!

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Simply Isshinryu Karate & Fitness was founded to provide people of all walks of life with opportunities to strengthen their minds, bodies, and spirits.

The following makes us different from other martial arts classes:

Simply Isshinryu Karate and martial arts classes in wixom michigan
Karate / Martial Arts

Karate / Martial Arts classes that are challenging and fun for all. We focus on Kata, Self-Defense, Bunki, weapons training and fitness. Each Class is structured to help the Karate-ka move forward and focus on their path.

Private Lessons

We offer private and semi private lessons, to guide you through specific challenges you are trying to overcome

Group / Women Self-Defense

We offer group and women self-defense classes. Contact us to schedule yours today!

Physical Benefits

  • Lose Weight
  • Increase Stamina
  • Increase Fitness
  • Increase Coordination
  • Increase Flexibility

Mental Benefits

  • Improve Concentration
  • Reduce Stress
  • Increase Fitness
  • Self-Discipline
  • Respect for Self & Others

Personal Benefits

  • Self-Defense
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Control
  • Respect for Self & Others
  • Self Awareness

The following makes us different from other martial arts classes:

  • Self Defense Training
  • Fitness Training
  • Basic Techniques
  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Blocking
  • Striking with an Open Hand
  • Trapping Technique
  • Kata (empty hand)
  • Kumite (Fight)
  • Self Discipline
  • Relieving stress and continuous work

Karate is divided into many schools, each with different training methods, emphasis and culture. Although primarily derived from the historical Okinawan parent styles of Naha-te, Tomari-te, and Shuri-te, there are four major styles of modern karate. Goju-ryu, Shotokan, Shito-ryu, and Wado-ryu. These four styles are recognized in international competitions by the World Karate Federation.

Karate belts' color represents the life cycle of a plant from its humble beginnings to its apparent end.
Karate belt ranks go in this order:

  • White
  • White - With Yellow Stripe
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Green I
  • Green II
  • Brown I
  • Brown II
  • Brown III
  • Sho-Dan HO (BLak Belt in waiting)
  • Sho-Dan (Black Belt)

What is the SIKFITNESS class schedule?
Monday : 6:00–6:50 PM
Thursday : 6:00–6:50 PM
Saturday : 8:30–9:15 AM (Dan's' class)
                 9:30–10:15 AM (Everyone)

What is the Dan's class?
Black-belt classes are termed "Dan's class."

What does the term "Dojo" mean?
DOJO is the word used for the place where martial arts are practiced.

Is karate training dangerous?
Absolutely not. Training methods used in SIKFITNESS include more freehand exercises taught and performed independently. All other traditional exercises are performed under the guidance of an expert.

What if I miss my classes?
Appropriate tuition fees are offered and the syllabus is repeated many times each week for all levels. In this way, missing classes due to work or exams is never a problem. It's easy to keep up with the class as the instructor just follows a system to keep you up to date. So when you go back to your training, you will always have a refresher of the missed syllabus.

Does SKIFTINESS teach self-defense to women?
In today's world, many women are interested in karate. Because highly effective and practical self-defense techniques are taught in everyday life, women benefit from tough and stubborn people, especially college students and working women. Many special courses and lectures are given by SIKFITNESS teachers in adult martial arts classes and in karate classes for kids around the world to cover the practical aspects of self-defense, especially for women.

Does SIKFITNESS train in traditional weapons?
Yes. However, the use of traditional karate weapons starts at Orange belt with the Escrima (short stick) and then the Bo (long stick), Sai (dagger) starting at green belt, then the Tonfa (wooden stick), at black belt. We also have Bo - Bo Kumite (kata) and Bo - Sai kumete kata.

What is the best age to learn Karate or Martial arts?
There is not optimal age to start karate. Though starting earlier will help the student to have plenty of time to attend karate training. We start accepting students at 6 years old. This also helps build children's confidence in confronting potential bullying. Just search for karate lesson for kids near me or martial arts classes near me, and SIKFITNESS is there for your kids' better learning.

Is karate only about fighting?
Karate is a comprehensive program for body, mind, and soul. Physical training strengthens the body, regulates breathing patterns, calms the mind, and stabilizes overall health. School children benefit greatly because their memory and grasping power improve many times over. Through Zen meditation, an integral part of Seido Karate training, the ability to have insight has a life-changing effect on everyone. Everything comes naturally with practice and continues to improve. This allows learners to lead healthy and honorable lives in today's world.

Does karate make a person aggressive?
Karate training has a calming effect and complete self-control is always beneficial. Ultimately, more practice and meditation can help students gain spiritual insight into the true meaning of life. They are physically, mentally and emotionally strong and highly trained.