About Us Continued
Our job is to teach discipline, self-defence, thoughtfulness and consideration, and manners. Naturally with the study of a martial art you will receive a physical and mental workout in every session. Each class begins with a 10-15 minute warm-up and stretch (usually consisting of basic stretches for arms, legs, neck, and back). The lessons include some combination of basic technique (punching, blocking, kicking), stances, kata (a pre-determined order of movements), and sparring. During some classes we also focus lock-up technique to stop an attacker from hurting you or your family. For adults we occasionally train in Shindo, which is a short-staff martial art.
All aspects of our classes can be practiced by anyone from young-to-old. We never ask that anyone do anything to hurt themselves, and if something is too much for your body to handle then to tone it back.
SWOR follows the teachings, philosophies, objectives and principles of Sensei Masaru Shintani and Wado-Ryu Sensei Hironori Otsuka