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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes ($185 Value)
Instructor Toyotaro Miyazaki and his veteran staff of karate fighters pass on their knowledge, nurturing students aged 3 years and up from white belts to black belts. They teach shotokan karate, a branch of Japanese martial arts that combines the memorized sequences of katas with controlled sparring, known as kumite. The cost of class includes a uniform and patch. See the schedule for class times.
Toyotaro Miyazaki first donned his karate gi at the age of 15, when he began studying under Tomasaburo Okano. His journey into the world of martial arts took him to numerous competitions, landed him on the covers of magazines such as Black Belt and Karate Illustrated, and eventually brought him to New York. Once there, he opened his own dojo, Shotokai-USA, where he has taught for more than 40 years.
Like his masters before him, Miyazaki and his staff of teachers pass on the knowledge of shotokan karate’s unarmed and weapon-based fighting styles. They take students aged 3 and up from white belt to black belt, teaching them self-defense, self-discipline, and an acute distaste for two-by-fours.
208-56 Cross Island Pkwy.
Bayside, New York 11360