Welcome to Advancing Karate, Ltd.

Okinawan Shuri-Ryu Karate is a deeply rooted martial art for both the athletic and the non-athletic; male and female; youth ages four years old through adult. It is known as the ultimate art of unarmed Self-Defense. "Shuri" directly translates to "learn from tradition, transcend and go beyond". This traditional heritage focuses on the total wellbeing of the student’s mind, body and spirit. Individuals grow and advance at their own pace and ability. In addition to physical defensive skills and proper execution of techniques, we cultivate good moral character with the following qualities: loyalty, honesty, integrity, cooperation, trust, restraint, courtesy, leadership, responsibility, good manners, discipline, respect, and perseverance!

Everyone needs to know Self-Defense - how to avoid potentially dangerous situations and what to do when (not "if") you are attacked or abducted. Our seven-week Self-Defense classes (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) are designed to teach all ages and abilities of youth and adults the skills and techniques necessary to disengage and escape attacks most effectively and efficiently. These classes do not guarantee that you will never be attacked or abducted, however, they will give you a fighting chance for survival!

My goal as an instructor is to do my very best to help you reach your goals!

Thank you for taking the time to consider Okinawan Shuri-Ryu Karate and Self-Defense. If your questions are not answered on the following pages, please feel free to contact me personally.

In Shuri,
Amanda Kaufman, Sensei, Godan, Tachi

Assistant Chief Instructot, I.S.A. -
International Shuri-Ryu Association