The style we teach is "Kwanmukan" -- Realization of the Essential. Kwanmukan represents a traditional approach to martial arts instruction that is diverse in its nature, and includes Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Aiki-Jujitsu, Judo, Aikido, Kobudo and Tai Chi. Founded Grandmaster George E. Anderson, the Kwanmukan is respected throughout the world and is considered to have a great impact and influence on current and future approaches to traditional martial arts study. Students of International Karate Centers and students within the Kwanmukan enjoy the opportunity to experience a well-rounded martial arts education.
Karate / Tae Kwon Do are martial arts that originally developed as a means of combat using all parts of the body with emphasizes on kicks, open-hand strikes, and closed-hand strikes. Karate, when taught properly, has many benefits.
Karate teaches a student the value of respect, an essential part of the martial arts. One will learn not only to respect their teachers and fellow students, but themselves as well. Karate makes use of almost all of the body's muscles, increasing strength and flexibility. The body becomes strong and toned. Karate training promotes competitiveness and gives confidence, self-assurance and poise. Besides teaching the "traditional" aspects of the art, our students also have the opportunity to be involved in the competition aspect Karate. Karate is an art of self-defense; a true karate ka never uses the knowledge they have gained in a hostile or insulting manner.
Jujitsu means "Gentle Art". It encompasses striking, joint locks, groundwork, takedowns, and throws. The study of aiki-jitsu encourages discipline and a non-violent attitude. The student learns to use an opponent's force by bringing it into his own circle, neutralizing aggressive action by gaining control of the attacker. Techniques from this art have made it well rounded for self-defense since it covers situations standing up or on the ground. Many arts such as Judo and Aikido came out this martial art. We teach the art of Aiki-Jitsu.
Kobudo is the study of classical Okinawan weapons, including the bo, tonfa, sai and nunchaku. The training helps develop strong joints, muscles, timing, and balance.
T'ai Chi is a rejuvenating activity for the mind, body and spirit. T'ai Chi Ch'uan, its full name, is a form of exercise that has been practiced in China for centuries. Its practice involves effortless and rhythmical movement that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute calmness of mind. Tai Chi can make you healthier in body, mind and spirit.
Other programs taught at Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers
Kickbox Boot Camp for women is an exciting cardio routine that integrates Karate, Kickboxing, Yoga and Pilates style exercises in an energetic and challenging high intensity interval training and boot camp strength circuits you will gain maximum results that are truly measurablefor any martial or non-martial artist.This program will help you: Sculpt your arms and shoulders. Enhance athletic ability and improve core stability. Improve the quality of your technique. Strengthen the lower back and tighten the abdominals. Yoga classes are based on the ancient Hatha yoga practice. The hour-long class features a "flow series" that joins breathing techniques, long holds with various non-traditional routines that leave students balanced and refreshed yet fully workout. Geared to beginner and intermediate levels, classes are taught by trained instructors.