Otsuka Hironori Sensei (our original founder) was born in Shimodate city, Ibaragi prefecture, Japan on June 1, 1892. He was the first son of Otsuka Tokujiro, Doctor of Medicine. The same year Dai-Nippon Butoku-Kai (All Japan Martial Arts Federation) was established. On April 1, 1897 Otsuka Sensei started training in Jujitsu under the instruction of his mother's Uncle Ebashi Chojiro Sensei.(Read More)
Karate and Martial Arts Classes - Washington, DC
Looking for karate and martial arts classes in Washington, DC? The Samurai Training Academy was formed to provide Traditional Japanese Martial Arts to honor the founders. The formal Japanese style is Bushinkai (Karate, Jujutsu and Sword) founded by Sakura Kazuo Sensei, a student of Otsuka Hironori, founder of Wado-Ryu. As you train with us you will sharpen your mind body and spirit. Through our martial arts training and teaching, we will help the student discover and develop their optimal self. Martial Arts is not just the knowledge of fighting skills, it is the wisdom of life skills. When you train the body you train the mind. While we work hard on our physical ability, our mental and spiritual skills become equally as strong. Please join our community so you can experience the strength that is within you and others. Click to learn more about our karate and martial arts classes in the newest Dojo in Washington, DC.
The martial arts classes that are offered at the Samurai Training Academy (STA) in Washington, DC are Wado Ryu Karate Aiki-Jujutsu (Click for basic definition Shihans style because it is not written down it is true oral traditional Jujutsu called Manaka-Ryu Jujutsu) and Kenjutsu (Sword: Iaido, Kendo, wooden combative) Aside from Traditional Karate, Jujutsu and Sword, STA offers Womens Self Defense, Mens Self Defense, Kids Self Defense, and Conditioning classes.(Read More)