About Us

Okinawan Karate

Okinawan Karate is the original karate. Karate means “empty hand” and that indicates the practitioner does not use weapons, other than their own body parts. Most Okinawan styles fit under the parent systems which are known as Shorin Ryu, Gojo Ryu and Uechi Ryu. While other styles exist, these three are the most dominant. 

Karate practitioners train to be physically strong and tenaciously efficient fighters. The only real secret in karate is that in order to achieve this, you must master yourself. Karate practitioners are a benefit to their communities, because being a good person is the most efficient and effective self-defense technique.

Every culture has developed systems for unarmed combat and personal defense. Okinawan karate has proven to be one of the most complete systems because it includes hand and foot striking, grappling and is a system that can be practiced well into your advanced years. Okinawan karate is a life long endeavor.

OUR SERVICES

Martial Arts Supplies

 

Offering uniforms, weapons, and training equipment

Flexible Payment Plans

 

Monthly, family rates and per diem rates

Shorin Ryu Reihokan Karate

 

A prestigious, time-tested original karate style

Self-Defense Instrution
 
Self Defense is the primary focus of karate instruction.  Mini-course in Self Defense are also offered.
Weapons
6 traditional Okinawa weapons are taught. Okinawa weapons take a life time to master and are essential to mastery of karate. 
Fitness

 

Martial arts training is a rigorous, low-impact aerobic activity. The workouts also include stretching and strength building.

 

Years of Experience

Smiling  Students

Past/Present 

Northern California

Affiliate Dojos

Happy Staff

OUR LINEAGE

Sensei Bernie Kelly

4th Dan 

Cottonwood, CA

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Cottonwood

Kyoshi Mike Evans

7th Dan

Chico, CA

Hanshi Naonobu Ahagon

10th Dan

Naha, Okinawa, Japan

 

HAPPY CLIENTS

“Bernie Kelly is an exceptional Sensei and runs a great dojo. We are proud to be associated with him..”

Mike Evans

7th Dan

“The Women's Self Defense Class rocks!.”

Christie Sartori

“Good friend, good instructor..”

George Steffenson

5th Degree

 

CONTACT US

Opening Hours
Our Address

20595 Gas Point Rd

Cottonwood, CA, 96022

email: kellysmartialarts83@gmail.com

Tuesdays and Thursdays

All Students

Kids (5-10 yrs)                4:30 to 5:30 PM

Tweens and Teens        5:30 to 6:30 PM

Adults  (16yrs +)             6:30 to 8:00 PM 

 

 

CONTACT US

Opening Hours
Our Address

20633 Gas Point Rd. Suite H

Cottonwood, CA, 96022

email: kellysmartialarts83@gmail.com

(530) 348-2068

Beginning Karate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Beg. Kids (5-10 yrs)                4:00 to 5:00 PM

Beg. Tweens and Teens        5:00 to 6:00 PM

Beg. Adults  (16yrs +)            6:00 to 7:00 PM 

Int. Adults                               7:00 to 8:00 PM

 

Intermediate and Advanced Students

Mondays and Wednesdays

Int. Kids (5 -9yrs)                      4:00 to 5:00PM

Int. Tweens and Teens            5:00 to 6:00PM

Int. Adults (16+)                        6:00 to 7:00PM

Weapons or Adv. Adults          7:00 to 8:00PM

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