|Miyagi-Ryu Adam Bialek extracts samurai sword (bokken) from Cobra Kai|
samurai Stephen Smart during kenjutsu training and using Stephen's own
sword to cut his arm.
Our students and faculty at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate travel from Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, Tempe and even Scottsdale, Queen Creek and Apache Junction to train in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo. As a certified Juko Kai Samurai, Kyoju (Professor) of martial arts at the University of Wyoming and now world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, I still look forward to teaching. The reason is the art that is taught is authentic traditional (non-sport) Okinawan Karate and Kobudo and all of our students are friendly. I've been very lucky in this regard because after teaching for more than 40 years, I've only had 2 or 3 problem students out of 5,000 students.