Academy of Okinawan Karate

Taught by Shuri-ryu Chief Instructor Joey Johnston

The Academy of Okinawan Karate teaches iaijutsu, or the samurai art of self defense with the sword. Our students start with the katana, or long sword, and over time begin to learn to use short swords like the wakizashi (short sword) and tanto (dagger).  Our sword classes improve physical traits like speed, precision, and timing, as well as train mental characteristics like focus and awareness.

Sword classes are included with karate class enrollment! All students are encouraged to try a sword class, and it's safe and fun for all ages. 

Would you like to learn to use the Japanese sword? Give us a call at 309-692-2499 today.

Peoria Schedule:
Basic Sword - Thursday, 7-8pm
Advanced Sword - Friday, 6:30-7:15pm

Sword classes are also available at our Eureka and Morton locations!