Over 50 Years of Traditional Karate Teaching

 

We are the 3rd generation of Midwest Karate Academy, a martial arts school in South Bend, IN. The Dojo was founded by Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita and Sensei James Ninios over 50 years ago.

Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita teaches karate that is dynamic and flowing, like waves crashing on the shore, and from that, his own style, Suikendo. We defend and attack with constant movement, to and from one technique to the next, continually directing power, energy and speed toward the opponent.

New students are welcome to try 3 trial classes at no charge!

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 Senseis Bengtsson, Gravender, Yamashita and Wroblewski

Senseis Bengtsson, Gravender, Yamashita and Wroblewski

disciplines

Karate, Kobudo (weapons), Aikido, Hojutsu (firearms), Yoga

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 Senseis Ninios, Nakazato, Yamashita  

Senseis Ninios, Nakazato, Yamashita
 

History

Over 400 years of history ties our school directly to the island of Okinawa.

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