Live your life with balance, using what you learn from the martial arts to address the challenges of your everyday life.

Shin Ri Tan Kyu – the literal (English) translation is “seeking the truth”. We are a group of dedicated, focused instructors with a love of studying and sharing the martial way.

We endeavor to foster good qualities within our students: acceptance of others, patience and forgiveness. In compliment, we create accomplished fighters and technicians, prepared to protect family, friends or selves, if necessary.

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” Descartes

The primary karate style we teach is USA Goju, which is a hard/soft style of Karate. It is principally a medium to close range combat system, using techniques designed to incapacitate an opponent as quickly as possible. The softer, circular ‘ju’ movements are utilized to bring opponents within striking range of the harder, more direct ‘go’ applications. The system utilizes low kicks, elbow strikes, joint locks, and takedowns from multiple angles, against both armed and unarmed assailants, its practitioners relaxed, yet prepared for any sudden threatening situations.

One premise of the Goju system is that there is no singular solution to a given situation or problem. Thus, the ability to flow with that situation, to adapt to the environment, is what ensures survivability. One will find that this concept applies not only to the battlefield, but also to everyday occurrences in our lives, from the classroom, to the workplace, to the boardroom. The literal translation of Goju is hard/soft, and defines, somewhat, the reason for this system’s effectiveness.

We complement our art by cross training in other systems to better understand their philosophies and approach to self defense. With the capricious demands and varied circumstances confronting us in our everyday routines – Art imitates Life.

Teen and Adult Karate
Our classes are designed for ages 12 & up — providing a program to build confidence, increase strength, improve flexibility and stamina, stress management and improve concentration. Special attention is paid to de-escalating conflict for our teens and issues that impact self protection for adult students.
Training Schedule
All classes are held at:
38 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Teen & Adult Karate
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cardio Kickboxing
Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Day Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday
Block 1 Self Def.* Warm Up Self Def.* Warm Up
Block 2 Kihon Weapons Kihon Weapons
Block 3 Kumite Kata Kumite Kata
 Thursday  Thursday  Thursday  Thursday
Block 1 Kihon Self Def.* Self Def.* Kihon
Block 2 Self Def.* Kihon Weapons Self Def.*
Block 3 Kata Kumite Kata Kata

*Self Defense = Ippon Kumite, Aiki Jitsu, Self Defense Awareness
Each class block is 40 min. long