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Traditional Karate Center (TKC) - Matawan Gojukan. It is where students learn and work to achieve their black belts. This is accomplished by practice and study of technical, theoretical, and philosophical ways of karate.
We are accredited by the IKGA Headquarter in Tokyo, Japan and the USA National Karate Federation (US Olympic Committee, member).
Karatedo's ultimate goal is the improved development of the individual: mentally, physically, & spiritually.
TKC Dojo celebrates our 30th Anniversary in August 2024!
Our community, potential for positive self-improvement, and authenticity.
Goju-ryu Karate-do is a classical, Japanese karate education.
Karate means 'empty hand'; and Do means 'the way' or method. So, karatedo means 'the way of the empty hand' - your hands (and feet) are your weapons.
Goju-ryu translates to 'hard and soft style' and emphasizes opposing forces and ideologies. Philosophically, when forced... block soft and strike hard. Goju system is a fluid, circular martial art fighting system and has exquisite kata (forms).
Fact: The Karate Kid screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen stated that Mr. Miyagi was named after Chōjun Miyagi, the founder of Goju Ryu Karate-Do. Also, the karate style depicted in the movies is the Goju Ryu style. In this classic, 1984 movie, the wax on, wax off and other peculiar methods of training are actually demonstrated elements of Gojuryu's Tensho kata. Today, the Cobra Kai series has re-invigorated interest in The Karate Kid franchise.
Speaking of the Cobra Kai series, if truth be told, TKC Dojo is a combination of the best elements of Miyagi-Do and Cobra-Kai in that we are authentically Miyagi-Do Karatedo and we enjoy and thrive in competition like Cobra-Kai.
OLYMPIC KARATE may be for you.
Channel your energy into something very special and positive. Get a great education, an excellent workout, and unlimited opportunities.
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Great to know and appreciate Olympic Karate as it debuted in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic Games.
We work great with ADD, ADHD, and Special Needs athletes.
Karate is OLYMPIC and PARALYMPIC too!
The USA's 1st Special Needs National Champion was a TKC athlete!
Whatever your limitations or disabilities, TKC is receptive to work with you and your needs.
***Disabled US War Vets Train FREE Forever!
TKC's programs are for you!
You are not alone! You are a valued person that we want to know and invite into our safe, dojo community.
We promise to work with you to go beyond your troubles and to build a stronger you - mentally, physically and spiritually.
You can freely discuss your circumstances with our staff and seek ways of resolving your conflicts - hopefully peacefully. YOU are not the problem - the bully IS.
You are never too old to start!
Don't discourage yourself from trying something new that's time proven and positive for you.
EVERYONE starts at the beginning in Karate and it's a great learning and personal growth experience.
No excuses... there are many people in worse situations or disabled that love to practice Karate! So do it for yourself. Build that stronger version of you: mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Our IKGA Karatedo is the best place to begin and we offer classes exclusively for ages 21+ or join a class with students ages 11 - adults.
ABSOLUTELY 100% YES IN ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS!!!!!!
Our IKGA Karatedo program has the best benefits for women: strength; utilization of speed, power and timing; and technical skills.
Both traditional and sport training opportunities are available for you to excel. So, smash stereotypes... Karate IS for girls! ALL girls SHOULD learn and practice Karate!
Our world is disproportionately more biased/unfair against females. Women SHOULD learn and practice Karate Seeking to build themselves up as confident, aware, and armed to defend themselves against unwanted acts.
Our Pre Karate developmental curriculum is broken into three, unique programs: NINJA, SAMURAI and GOJUKAN. They are perfect for your young daughter or son who are ages 3 - 10+.
Pre Karate programs are ideal for young attention spans and instills good classroom behaviors including self-discipline.
Our Pre Karate programs puts the FUN into Karate FUNdamentals.
NINJA, SAMURAI and GOJUKAN: UNLIMITED, 45+ minute classes 2-3 times weekly. Each program works as a primer for the next levels up.