Hickey Karate Center delivers a hands on verbal and physical self defense program based on adrenal stress. Our program is function and effective and can be tailored to specific audiences. Most altercations can be handled by verbal means and we teach how to be assertive (not passive or agressive) in intense verbal contacts that could lead to violence. Using modern training methods, we also allow the student to go full on with a perpetrator in protective gear. This program is available for groups and businesses and a similar program for children is available.
The Kobudo Program includes the study the of old Okinawa weapontry such as tonfa, sai, bo, kama and nunchaku. Students will be required to purchase hakama and their own weapons.
Basic Program Includes Manipulations and Kata.
We also practice Iaido from time to time - the art of drawing the Japanese Sword.
Members of the demo receive special training. Different skills, forms and techniques, and acrobatics are taught to demo team members. The youth demo team also does gymnastics (mostly advanced tumbling). In addition, older youth demo team members get to practice and learn leadership skills.
Demo team members will be required to purchase a demo team uniform. Participation requires instructor approval and commitment to special demo team practices. These practices may be held on days the dojo is normally closed. There is a small extra cost to be part of the demo team.