Club "NAHA" Karate-Do
Club "NAHA" Karate-Do is the name of the karate dojo at the Alfond Youth Center. Club "NAHA" Karate-Do is a positive karate school in which the students learn the art of karate-do to help them develop the skills necessary to become great martial artist and productive, caring, honest, responsible citizens.
Shudokan Karate is the predominant style taught at Club "NAHA" Karate-Do. Shudokan (The Hall for the Study of the Way) is the Okinawan martial that emphasizes strong traditional stances and explosive hand techniques. Shudokan was created and refined by Hanshi Toyama Kanken who learned his karate from many of the same Okinawan masters as the famous Gichin Funikoshi. Hanshi Toyama refined his karate for many years and merged many of the straight-line power techniques characterized by Shotokan, with softer (as in striking with speed and accuracy vs. striking anywhere with overwhelming power), circular, and more angular techniques imported from Okinawan and Chinese fighting systems. This blend of “Hard/Soft” techniques makes for a sophisticated and effective fighting system.