The Bend Karate Club strives to maintain and preserve Shotokan Karate-do as a traditional martial art.
- Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto: Seek perfection of character
- Makoto no michi o mamoru koto: Be faithful
- Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto: Endeavor
- Reigi o omonzuru koto: Respect others
- Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto: Refrain from violent behavior
Sensei Tim Hanlon, 7th DanFounder & Chief Instructor
We train on a wood floor that has plenty of room for classes. Mirrors are placed on each side of the dojo so that the students can study their stances and movements along with hand railing for assisting in training kicks.
A club is only as good as it’s teachers, instruction, and members… We have Senpai (senior level students) who are instructors and mentors to the dojo. They have trained under Sensei Hanlon for many years and hold the responsibility to pass on the training knowledge to students. Our dojo members are a great group of people who train hard and work together. Our ages and ability levels vary greatly though we all share a common ideal through Shotokan training.
Our beginner classes is designed for new students to establish a strong foundation in Shotokan Karate. The beginner class teaches katas, kihon(basic blocks and punches), stances, controlled sparring drills, and self-defense.
The intermediate/advanced class is by invite only and focuses on more intermediate to advanced training concepts. The curriculum will be focused for green belt and above.
On Saturdays we have open training time at the dojo. It is a good time to get individual instruction from Senpai and/or self-train what you have learned during the week at formal class.
The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.
Martial arts philosophy is not based on victory or fighting, but rather on finding a way to avoid violence through having the ability to defend yourself, if needed.
Karate begins and ends with respect
Training Fee$45 flat rate per month.
No contract required.
Payment is due prior to each month.
Family discounts are avaliable.
Getting StartedThe path or way in karate begins with the first step. We invite you to come in and watch a class or train for free the first class. You can then get a feel for Shotokan Karate and decide if it is the right path for you.
Contact us to get started!