What is Karate?

 Literally translated, karate means “empty hand”, which means a majority of the skills we learn are with our hands (and feet).  Karate is a martial art, which is sometimes used as a sport, for self-defense or its principles as a way of life (Karate-Do). 

What is IKL?

IKL (International Karate League) is an organization of dojos (schools) from the Hawaiian Islands, California, Minnesota, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, and North Carolina.  Walter K. Nishioka Shihan is the founder and chief instructor of the IKL.  He resides in Hawaii and is very active in teaching and developing the organization he has created.  There is also a governing board and regions in which the states belong creating a very well organized association. 
IKL will build and nurture character, self-discipline, loyalty, and respect.  It will encourage honesty, sincerity, effort and etiquette.

The style of karate IKL teaches is a modified Shorin-Ryu.  Nishioka Shihan has studied other forms of martial arts including White Crane Kung Fu, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Shotokan Karate and Wado-Ryu Karate.  He has taken the best of these styles and incorporated them into IKL Karate.  

How Strenuous is IKL Karate?

 Karate is one of the best types of exercise for the body and the mind.  It can be strenuous at times, however, it is adaptable to one’s physical limitations.  The physical and mental skills learned can be applied to any sport or daily activity.  It will improve strength, endurance, and flexibility. 

Class Times and Pricing

 Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Beginners will attend from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the first few weeks, then will be integrated into regular training.  

Children must be at least 10 years of age.

To sign up contact

Marian Twitchell Sensei:  208-240-3502 -or-

Price for IKL

Pay by the first class of the month and save $5 - Checks not written to Mind Your Body